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"Das Tier trinkt."

Translation:The animal drinks.

February 12, 2013

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurePazaak

So "the pet drinks" is wrong? Can't 'Tier' mean animal or pet?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregTrotter

I think pet is Haustier


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myra

Usually: das Tier = the animal, das Haustier = the pet


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abdullahkh15

Think of it as this: Haus = House ; Tir = Animal. House Animal, Which is a pet. German tends to be literal :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebornBeetle

I believe its "Tier" and when plural "Tiere" making "Haustier" und "Haustiere" but you are right with the rest of it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liggliluff

Makes German easier to understand. A house-animal would be the animal you keep in or at your house. The strength of compound nouns is that they can make more sense, than inventing completely new words you have to learn.

It also makes gender and inflection easier, since only the final noun, Tier in this case, take care of all. Das Tier, Das Haustier, Die Tiere, Die Haustiere. You don't have to care what gender or inflections Haus has. (It's das Haus, die Häuser if you were curious)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malaknazih

Tier means animal Haustier means pet You may be true


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamzaRiz

I would of thought that trinkt would change to ftrinkt, or something because essen changes to fressen for animals.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katja-z

no, it does not. Trinken (er trinkt, es trinkt) is used for both humans (human animals) and animals. Essen (er isst, sie isst) is used for Humans, fressen ( es frisst, der Hund frisst, die Katzen fressen) for animals. Essen does not change to fressen. They are separate verbs. Sort of like: to be and to exsist.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richard538268

No, in German the great animals saufen, only the smaller ones and the pets trinken.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeriborRessick

What do you mean by, "the great animals" ...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeriborRessick

Oh, that explains a ton


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hector290697

I actually knew what "tier" means. Danke, Ramms+ein!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tarka98

Translates to "animal" but when I got it wrong, it stated correct translation was "beast"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana328936

Tier cant mean pet,only animal


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeriborRessick

How would you say, "You drink like an animal."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sahand_7

Animal Not drink


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Damacline

Was zum teuffel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/landinojones

Is there a reason, "The animal is drinking." would be incorrect? In the past Duolingo has allowed both translations. Something might be slipping past me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mextex1

No one yet has answered this question, which was not accepted on 4/7/2021


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.nzDEZB

I am the boss of this language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesproper

So I got this wrong because I used present continuous tense, but I got a previous one wrong because I used present tense. Where's the consistency?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amit292741

You may have made a mistake and referred to the plural form "Animals".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VaibhavR09

Instead of "The animal drinks", can It also mean "That animal is drinking"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catmat4

HI I put : the animal is drinking - why is this incorrect please? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarceloMagioli

Why Tier is written with capital letters?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zombiebrai1

in german all nouns are in caps


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanFogart4

. . . so any animal in German is a deer that sauft/trinkt? Deer's the related word in English, apparently . . .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dirgenie

Wann muss ich schreiben: The animal drinks" und wann:"The animal is drinking"? Kann mir jemand den Unterschied sagen? Vielen Dank! Dirgenie


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

I heard "Das deer (English word) trinkt". Anyone else?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/canadian76

"The ambiguous animal drinks" would work better, in my opinion


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Donoav

I propose to make 'the animal is drinking' the default translation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benesposito

Could this also be translated as "That animal drinks?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JavierRica396227

The pet is drinking is not accepted?

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