"He is thirsty."

Translation:Er hat Durst.

March 3, 2013



You must differ: "durstig" is an adjectiv, "Durst" (der) is a noun. In German you have the structure "Durst/Hunger haben" but you can also say "hungrig/durstig sein". It is actually a little bit more common to use "Durst/Hunger haben" than "hungrig/durstig sein" and I guess that's why they chose this translation.

March 3, 2013

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    So I'm having a bit of trouble here when I see this simple line. I mouse over "is" and it shows up as "ist" so i type in: Er ist Durst (because ist means Is in german, thats what it says" and i get it wrong. hat/ist same thing??

    October 2, 2013


    In German you literally say "I have hunger" - Ich habe Hunger, "I have thirst" - Ich habe Durst. Here you should use "to have" verb instead of "to be" verb. Hope it helps.

    November 5, 2013


    Hat means has. I guess it means has thirst instead of is thirsty

    February 15, 2018


    Why is this translated as 'he has thirst' rather than 'Er ist Durst' (he is thirsty). Why is it not directly translated to the grammatically correct saying?

    Also, isn't 'thirsty' 'durstig'? Wouldn't the grammatically correct translation be 'Er ist Durstig'?

    March 3, 2013


    How "is" is "Hat" and not "ist" ??

    October 18, 2013


    "Is" is ist. However, here you are not saying "is hungry", you are saying "have thirst". Have is haben, and conjugates to "Er hat". It would be acceptable but far less common to say "Er ist durstig". "Er hat durst" is much more common.

    May 27, 2014


    er hat durst

    January 1, 2014


    It is the first time im seeing the word durstig, how come it is an answer? I havent even learned yet.

    March 26, 2015


    I put Er hat Durst and it said it is Er hat durstig. Why is that?

    July 1, 2016


    Why is durst capitalized in this sentence? Is it a noun? I thought it was an adjective

    August 3, 2017


    I will remember that word from the english 'dust'.

    March 24, 2013


    Thirst - thurst - durst

    That's the way I remember it.

    April 5, 2013


    I just think about how Fred Durst screams a lot and it makes me thirsty.

    ...also Durst sounds a lot like "thirst" ;)

    June 26, 2013


    Glad I'm not the only one. High five, Brother.

    November 4, 2013
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