das Gerät / das Werkzeug . Duolingo introduces them separately but I don't get the difference. Could anyone indicate me some things being Gerät and not Werkzeug ? Many thanks.
This is complicated... I dont get the difference between Gerät, Werkzeug, Instrument and Mittel
Do you get the difference between a tool, a device, a contraption, an instrument, a piece of equipment, a do-hickey, a thingy... ? Languages are complicated, don't whine, study :-) Be thankful the language is rich and colorful.
Agree - they mark it as a tool in some cases with no explanation and in others mark "tool" wrong. Annoying.
I have some problem with the meaning; what you call "Gerät"? the washing machine, the microwave owen, the tv, ... are "ein Gerät"?
Sometimes I find it helpful to look up each individual part of the word to remember the meaning (ie. Schlafzimmer = Schlaf + Zimmer = sleep + room) but I can't find anything to help me remember this one, does anyone have any tips?
I would like to know, I get through my entire lesson with all of my hearts, and I receive a lingot for a bonus point, Why is it that I hsve to redo my lesson?WTH!!!!!!!
Why is it wrong to say 'He has the set' Pretty sure that was one of the translations of Gerat
A scientific instrument, perhaps.
Not a musical instrument, though.
But I suppose perhaps "instrument" should be accepted.
Does a Gerät have to be electronic? All of the questions I've seen are for electronic devices. Is an engine a Gerät? It's not electric, but it's seems comparable to a washing machine, which is a Gerät.
Not necessarily electronic, no. Electric would do, though I can imagine calling something pneumatic, hydraulic, or otherwise powered a device.
But "engine" as in motor is a bit too simple to be a "device" or "apparatus" (Gerät), I would say -- motors are more commonly part of a device (as with a washing machine, for example) but aren't devices of their own. Nor would I call a lamp a device, at least not a simple lightbulb. I guess for me at least, there has to be a minimum level of complexity.
On the other hand, Wikipedia says that even a plough is a Gerät.
Ah, and Duden reminds me of Geräteturnen - those Geräte are not only not electronic, but not even powered :)
(And for the "device" meaning of Gerät it defines it as "(movable) object which is used to work on something, do/accomplish something, or create something".)
tl;dr - I've never really thought about it :)
Am I the only who feels as though this line belongs in an action movie?