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"Er isst aus der Schüssel."

Translation:He eats out of the bowl.

February 22, 2013



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


Very good explanation, thank you!


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


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


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


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!


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) :-).


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


Got it too. Reported

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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".


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?


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


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


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


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


die Schüssel ;)


Thanks -silly mistake!


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


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


Why it is not den Schussel here?


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.


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


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


the answer is up here...


"aus" is always dative.


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


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


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


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


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.


He eats out of the bowl??


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


How and when do you use "aus"?


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


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


Why is it not: Er isst aus DEN Schussel?


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.)


why is it not" Er isst aus dem schussel"


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

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