"Dieses Jahr ist der Sommer kalt."

Translation:This year the summer is cold.

February 11, 2013



"The summer is cold this year" should really be accepted

February 11, 2013


Duolingo has just accepted "The summer is cold this year".

June 25, 2014


Agree. Also "This year summer's cold"

April 29, 2014


"This year's summer's cold" - though I don't know if Duo accepts that one already.

June 11, 2014


could you say 'Der Sommer ist kalt dieses Jahr'?

February 21, 2014


I think so, yeah. This sentence is purely German style. In English you could say "This year the summer is cold" or "The summer is cold this year", but in German only the latter option of these two is correct along with the given one "Dieses Jahr ist der Sommer kalt" (for one has to maintain the verb's second position) which sounds counter-intuitive for an English-ear as you certainly wouldn't say "This year is the summer cold" in English.

March 6, 2014


"This year, the summer is cold." Don't forget the comma :p

May 6, 2019


I think it is a little bit confusing because the accusative form of "das Jahr" is the same as the nominative form. I'd rather say "In diesem Jahr ist der Sommer kalt." It's grammatically too. And in that case, when the accusative and the nominative form of a noun is the same, we have to use only the subject-predicate-objekt word order.

July 29, 2014


I would have thought, "Dieses Jahr ist dem Sommer kalt", just like in "Es ist mir kalt" the "mir" is in dative.

February 2, 2014


No beacause with the sentence "Dieses Jahr ist dem Sommer kalt" is like you say that "The summer feels cold"(like the summer is a person) and not "The summer is cold".

February 18, 2014


Ah, got it! Thank you very much!

February 18, 2014


Can 'kalt' be after 'ist'?

July 14, 2014


    If you mean 'Dieses Jahr ist kalt der Sommer', then no.

    June 17, 2017


    It seems like it's asking a question 'This year is the summer cold' - but it's not.

    In hindsight it's easy to tell because there isn't a question mark, but is there a way to tell that doesn't rely on that?

    April 2, 2016


      If it were a question, the verb would be first: Ist der Sommer dieses Jahr kalt?

      June 17, 2017
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