https://www.duolingo.com/Kommi_koo

Sentence Correction

I've been trying my hand at making some simple sentences and would like to know if this on is right.

"Ich liebe Brot, besonders indisches Brot." (I love bread, especially indian bread.)

September 2, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/amarillo.

Ja das ist korrekt

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kommi_koo

Danke.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy511271

According to my German language professor, who is from Austria, you don't really "love" bread. Culturally, that kind of "love" is more of an American thing to say. I can't speak to how widely this is agreed upon, but when I speak in class, I know to love my spouse and that's it.

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kommi_koo

What would I use?

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy511271

Ich mag Brot.

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kommi_koo

Danke.

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannibal-Barkas

You could use "ich liebe Brot" to state a very strong fondness towards bread. Your professor is right to use "ich mag ..." in daily usage, for Germans rarely use the strong feeling of "love" for anything else than love for humans or animals.

Anyway, you can use the expression of "ich liebe... " for things like "... my car" (Germans and their cars, a special kind of love) or a city ("... Heidelberg"). Just be sure to use it for a strong feeling (or playful exaggeration) only, else stick to "I like..."

September 3, 2017
Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.