October 18, 2017

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What is the difference between reicht and genug??


reichen (to suffice, to be enough) is a verb.

genug is an adjective.

So you could say, for example, die Milch reicht nicht (there is not enough milk) or wir haben nicht genug Milch (we do not have enough milk).


die Milch in the above sentence is in Nominative or Akkusative? I would try to say "Es reicht den Käse nicht", or should it be simply "Der Käse reicht nicht"?

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    Nominative, as it is the subject and reicht is the action it does (doesn't suffice).


    I've got a question, why did you use nicht in the last example (Wir haven night genug Milch) instead of keine? I thought keine was for negating nouns, and Milch is one. e.g if you were to say 'we have not milk ' you would say Wir haven keine Milch, right?.


    Think I have seen previously genug is a nicer way of enough, if u were up u would probably use reichen, genug is also the thing to say in a restaurant and say a water is pouring wine for example. But I think they are pretty much interchangeable


    The pronunciation is more like genuC?


    That's because of the partial final devoicing in German.


    love these comment discussions, got mixed up with genug and genau so this thread was a great help, thanks. Does anyone know how to turn on the microphone as it has disappeared from my duolingo and I don't know how to get it back?


    Check your settings, and click microphone to on :)


    Es ist reicht? Just reicht?


    Just reicht. reichen (to suffice, to be enough) is a verb.


    I wrote "enough" and it marked me as incorrect!


    you must type what you hear, not translate it!


    In what context should I use just "Genug!"? For exemple, is it accepted if I say "Genug! Bitte!" when a waiter is pouring water in my glass? Or is it rude? What about when there are two people arguing in front of me? Can I say "Genug!" for "Enough"/"Stop arguing"?

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