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"Das Essen ist nicht schlecht."

March 3, 2013

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

i keep forgeting to capitalize nouns


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

I find it difficult to do the translations to German in one exercise and English in the next because I will try to capitalize English nouns.


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

In German, can this be interpreted as "the food is pretty good?" In English we say something is "not bad" when we mean that it is surprisingly pretty good, which is a compliment. Is the usage for "ist nicht schlecht" similar in German?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gufo87

yes, it can have that meaning


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

is it "schlecht" to translate to "That meal is not bad?" ? (That instead of The)


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

How can I distinguish between Das used as "the" and "that"?

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