https://www.duolingo.com/sweilan1

komisch vs lustig vs witzig

I always thought "komisch" was the same as "lustig" and "witzig"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76wtF97To80

October 25, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Facelezz

It probably can be used as the same but... we don't really do that, because we use komisch also like seltsam (strange). Das Essen schmeckt komisch = The food tastes strange. Ok watched the video now... eh, no, me as a native speaker would have realized that in this case komisch was meant funny. (the comment part)

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RedAngel666

Hi Sweilan,

Facelezz is right. 'komisch' can be used as funny but it can also mean odd, weird or strange. 'lustig' cheerfully hilarity also a person can be 'lustig' 'witzig' is funny or witty. But in real life we don't really care about these niceties. We take both terms interchangeably.

best regard Angel

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sweilan1

But the "funny" thing is - in school we learned komisch = lustig. This is what I love about Duolingo - correct information.

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

Kann ich sagan "Du bist lustig? This meaning humorous?

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RedAngel666

Hi Susan,

yes, you can. And if you want to emphasise it, you can say 'Du bist wirklich lustig!' 'Du bist echt lustig'

hugs Angel

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elfinoz

Sometimes in English we use the word funny in the context of something being odd or strange - this is pretty much what I understood the word komisch to mean. Funny in an odd or strange way.

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

sweilan1, ich mochte deinen Link wirklich, danke. Susan

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sweilan1

Susan, meiner Meinung nach ist der YouTube Kanal echt prima.

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MennaElAns2

komisch is weird lustig is funny witzig is witty or funny both

October 27, 2017

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