Is there a special form of the verb for when animals drink? Like isst-frisst trinkt-something?
"Saufen", but it is normally only used for bigger animals like zebras, gnus and polar bears. You would not use it for a fly.
I'm angry - I'm getting an error almost in every question, even I perfectly understand everything - but this test is catching on tiny grammar mistakes in English, which is not my native language, so it turns out I cannot understand German, even I can; but I would prefer options for answers :( - so, for instance - I know what means Das Mann in German, but I had a guesswork in English Men or Man; and so on...it's crazy....
I understand you... For me this is a problem at the bottom of the tree where there is all the hard grammar :D
What would it be in Deutsche if the fly 'drank' ? Is there any word for past tense ?
Why isn't this dem Bier instead of das Bier? When an insect was being eaten earlier, it went from die to den. Rice was being eaten and changed into the accusative case. Why not beer?
Well. It's wrong.
"Insekt" is a neutral noun. It is used with "das Insekt". There is no "den" for the accusative form of "das".
In the accusative case, "die" and "das" follow their original form, except "der" (masculine) which turns to "den".
"Bier" is in the neutral gender, so it should be "das Bier", not "den Bier". "Reis" is in the masculine gender, so it is "den Reis".
Please, someone tell me why "the fly drinks Bier" is a wrong answer to this one. Is it due to the context? You know German does not have a continuous tense.
It is wrong because you left out the definite article the,"the fly drinks the beer".
sometime it accepts the phrase without the "The" so why does this one have to have a "The"?
DL something is happening, a virus or else. It said translate to german: Morir la mosca en feretro!!!! I wrote the correct answer and it marked it as wrong!!! I don´t understand why it asked in Spanish & something that is totally wrong.