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"The butter is soft."

Translation:Die Butter ist weich.

August 2, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carloxzelaya89

warum "sanft" geht's nicht?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/person243

"sanft" is a character trait. Somebody who is very careful and nice and speaks with a calm voice could be called "sanft"(gentle). That can be broadend to everything that gives you a similar feeling. Like a soft/gentle touch ("eine sanfte Berührung") or a gentle breeze ("sanfte Brise"). But butter can't be gentle on its own. It is soft in the sense of weak to the touch or "weich" in German.

I hope I could be of help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nan471089

Does weich mean fresh and soft. These are not the same at all in English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernst928891

Man kann der und die Butter schreiben

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