"Er isst aus der Schüssel."

Translation:He is eating out of the bowl.

February 22, 2013



Aus, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu = Dative case. Bis, durch, für, gegen, ohne, um = Accusative

July 10, 2013


Very good explanation, thank you!

September 27, 2013


SURPRISE! the owl made a mistake. I had: er ist.... and got a correct. Yes, I reported the problem.

June 21, 2013


Why can't it be "from" the bowl???

August 5, 2013


Yes..I thought it ment: It is in the bowl :)

July 17, 2014


I wrote, "Er ist ous der Schusel" obviously wrong, and it came up as Correct, Pay attention to the umlauts". I've come to the conclusion that the program needs some tweeking. Sometimes I'll spell a German word wrong and the program lets it pass. However if I misspell an English word, I automatically lose a heart!

January 20, 2014


Yes it may let you pass with a simple typo. It should tell you if you have a typo and it lets you pass through. I guess it's a little harder on you in your native language? Doesn't quite seem fair, but I'm glad it can recognize a typo from an error from misunderstanding (usually) :-).

May 31, 2014


The reply from Duo was "Er ist aus der schussel." So I thought, maybe the literal translation is "he is out of the bowl," and that it was a colloquial way of saying "He eats from the bowl." But no. Duo screwed up. LOL

February 27, 2017


Got it too. Reported

June 6, 2014


I think it allows it because with audio, and no context, there's no way to be sure whether the speaker meant "ist" or "isst".

December 13, 2014


Mine had "Er ist..." for me to translate into English, he is out of the bowl? Thought it was, perhaps. a masculine noun, not a person, like a key out of the bowl. Ya, ich habe meinen Schlüssel in der Schüssel gelegt, aber er ist aus der Schussel. Warum?

August 13, 2017


The "Er" here sounds totally like "Ihr" to me in this audio..

March 10, 2013


but then the verb would have to be "esst"!

March 21, 2013


Yeah, I know. That's what I wrote. Maybe I need to listen more carefully.

March 22, 2013


I thought aus always takes the dative? ie Er isst aus dem Schussel

March 30, 2013


die Schüssel ;)

March 30, 2013


Thanks -silly mistake!

April 5, 2013


I can't understand most of what this (automated) woman is saying. "Ihr" becomes "Er", "ist/isst" sounds more like "list".

August 3, 2013


Lol... I wrote he is from the bowl XD

November 26, 2015


Why it is not den Schussel here?

April 7, 2013


The dative form would be der. For example. "He is eating noodles out of the bowl". He is the nominative, noodles/Nudeln would be the direct object/accusative, and bowl/Schüssel is the indirect object/dative. The only reason it isn't the direct object is the person isn't eating the bowl. What makes it confusing is it doesn't mention the subject eating a specific noun. It couldn't be den Schüssel anyway because it is feminine and and it would only be den if there were more bowls.

April 7, 2013


"die (Schüssel)" becomes dative because of "aus".

June 21, 2014


Can anyone tell me why it is "DER Schüssel" and not "DIE Schüssel" here? Thanks.

May 27, 2013


the answer is up here...

May 27, 2013


"aus" is always dative.

June 21, 2014


I put in "er ist..."instead of "er isst..." and it is still right...

January 4, 2014


He eats out the bowl is what is said but that answer is wrong.

February 2, 2014


To eat out of something and to eat out something (...or someone :P) are very different things...

June 21, 2014


The reason I put "Schlüssel" because it was "der" frustrated

February 18, 2014


But then it would have been "dem" Schlüssel, as Schüssel is masculine and "aus" is always followed by the dative. Der becomes dem, die becomes der.

February 19, 2014


He eats out of the bowl??

May 14, 2014


Yes, a native English speaker would say that, or " he eats from the bowl".

May 14, 2014


How and when do you use "aus"?

May 14, 2014


He eats of the bowl became incorrect for me. How come?

June 8, 2014


You missed out a word. It should be "He eats out of the bowl".

June 9, 2014


Why is it not: Er isst aus DEN Schussel?

July 2, 2014


"Schüssel" is feminine, "die Schüssel". In the sentence "Schüssel" is Dative, therefore "die" becomes "der".

July 2, 2014


Why "aus der Schussel" and not "von der Schussel"?

January 11, 2015


The prepositions don't translate one-to-one. In some contexts "from" should be "aus" and in other "von" or "ab". Similarly, "aus" can be "from", "out", "of", or even "off". And, of course, to thoroughly confuse things, "off" can be "weg" or "ab", in addition to "aus".

This is why computers and machine translations sometimes suck.

The good news is, when the machines rise up, the salvation of the human race will be found in confusing the robots by switching from language to language. Not dissimilar to how the U.S. Army employed Code Talkers in WWI and WWII.

November 12, 2016


So what does "eat out of the bowl" mean? What is he actually doing?

July 19, 2016


Er isst Essen, die in einer Schüssel ist. Wie kartoffelchips oder Maisgrütze oder Suppe oder Getreide. He is eating food that is in a bowl. Like potato chips or grits or soup or cereal.

November 12, 2016


the word for bowl sounds like the skiing term. There are bowls on a difficult ski slope. Any relation? or is this a stretch...

August 30, 2017


I answered, Er ist aus der Schüssel." , using the incorrect verb 'to be' instead of "isst" for 'eating' but Duolingo counted it correct???

October 22, 2017


Die Eule is rather forgiving about misunderstandings due to isst and ist being homophones, particularly when answering a "type what you hear" question. I suppose the thought with this particular sentence is that if he is not IN the bowl, then he is out of the bowl. (Although it does seem, based on usage such as Der Stuhl ist aus Holz that the ist usage could be interpreted as "He is composed of the bowl", but that's just silly.)

October 23, 2017


why is it not" Er isst aus dem schussel"

June 9, 2018


Because Schüssel is feminine and in the dative die becomes der.

June 9, 2018
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