"Das Essen ist interessant."

Translation:The food is interesting.

3/17/2013, 12:29:36 AM



How do i know if Essen is translated to food or meal?

3/17/2013, 12:29:36 AM


food and meal are really the same word if you think about it. "The meal is great, mom" "The food is great, mom". They both mean the same thing really

4/22/2013, 12:17:30 PM

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Meal implies some preparation in addition to being food. A potato is food, baked potatoes are a meal (and food).

7/18/2013, 9:31:07 PM


Yes but I think in this case you would be looking too much into it. Context is most important in this one. If we are eating dinner together then it would translate to meal. If we are at the store and looking at weird food on a shelf then it would translate to food. That's why both work.

8/18/2014, 5:59:41 PM


I also don't understand this. In this sentence I translated it as "meal", after being corrected on a previous sentence which I translated as "food". both times I was marked wrong...

1/20/2014, 11:42:00 AM


Agreed. I had exactly the same experience! This needs to be resolved.

1/23/2014, 3:24:44 PM


Meal isnt the translation is isst essen for eating, same as trinken, trinkt, and trinke are to drink

9/24/2015, 8:21:20 PM


Why can't Das Essen translate to That food?

2/3/2014, 8:05:31 PM


or this food?

2/12/2014, 9:53:19 PM


I'm with ya.

6/5/2014, 2:01:52 PM


Because it must be followed by a food like gesume vegetables. Er essen gesume. Das would be the. Er is He is eating vetables.

9/24/2015, 8:23:25 PM


Does "The food is interesting" have the same negative connotations as it does in English?

8/6/2013, 9:47:22 PM

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I believe it is a backward way of proposing that the food is not good.

4/7/2014, 4:36:31 PM


"Interessant" sounds pretty French to me.

1/19/2015, 8:34:30 PM


French has such an influence on so many european languages

5/17/2015, 5:10:15 AM


Oh come on!!!!! I put an extra 's' on the end of Das by accident.... Bye bye heart

3/14/2014, 9:41:40 PM


I agree, on previous occasion it gave me an error, when I translated "Essen" as "food" and suggested "meal". This time I translated as "meal" , it suggested "food". I believe it is a bug in the program.

1/29/2014, 12:50:07 AM


does not accept "meal"

4/2/2014, 3:19:35 PM

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Is it just me or is German heavily influenced by French? Interessant...

7/16/2014, 4:12:27 AM


why is food interesting?!

1/14/2015, 10:03:51 AM


I can't understand why sometimes "Essen" is translated like "meal" and other times is "food". Can you help me?

2/1/2014, 10:12:57 PM


How can food be interesting lol?

2/13/2014, 3:38:14 AM


You know when you're in places like South East Asia and trying out local food and you notice food stuff sold in the markets that you have not seen or tasted, let alone even know what exactly it is but ate it anyway and it tingles your taste buds in a way that has not happened before in your life? Yeah.

2/13/2014, 6:52:41 AM


So am I confused.

8/11/2015, 7:14:16 AM


How do we distinguish between this, that, or the for neuter nouns? Is there a rule?

2/15/2015, 6:24:43 PM


I wonder if they borrowed this from French

5/17/2015, 5:08:49 AM


-Stares at food- You fascinate me...

9/25/2015, 10:00:26 PM

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Everythere is das that here is the..sometime I put the when it is wrong

2/22/2014, 8:02:23 PM


It would be better if we knew how to spell it

12/13/2014, 6:49:38 PM
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