"Du hast eine Schüssel."

Translation:You have a bowl.

March 17, 2013



Schlüssel is key
Schüssel is bowl

December 29, 2013


So super bowl would be a Superschüssel? :)

October 4, 2014


Uberschussel, actually.

June 11, 2017


ein Schussel is someone who is scatter-brained, but Uber doesn't mean anything in German (well, maybe the "taxi" company).

June 14, 2017


Wha? did I miss something? I thought uber meant super or larger in German! Please clarify my mislead mind!

June 14, 2017


über with umlaut means "above".

The use of "über-" or "uber-" as a prefix to mean "super, great, special" seems to be mostly an American thing, though there are German words such as übereifrig "overeager" or übervorsichtig "overly careful".

uber without an umlaut means nothing in German.

June 14, 2017


Thank you for that! I was confused.

January 6, 2014


I confuse it every time

April 1, 2016


Much appreciated.

August 8, 2015


Thanks for this. I was so confused too.

January 6, 2016


In order to remember Schüssel and Schlüssel, I can imagine a key with an L shape in a bowl

January 7, 2015


It ask Du hast eine............. and choices are schüssel schlüssel... how are we to know which is correct ? It could been a key or bowl, why is bowl correct in the blank ?

March 28, 2017


Because Schüssel (bowl) is feminine and Schlüssel (key) is masculine, so only one of them fits in after the word eine.

March 28, 2017


Thanks, I was confused about this too.

June 22, 2017


I noticed that it can also mean "scatterbrain." Can someone give an example of this?

June 11, 2014


It (Schüssel) also has the meaning of "Shaken", so meaning something like "crazy", "mad".

December 17, 2014


I think you're thinking of "Schussel" without umlaut?

If someone is "schusselig", he's "ein Schussel".

December 30, 2015


why ss instead of ess-tsett in Schüssel

September 16, 2014


The ü in Schüssel is short. Ü can be either long and short, depending on the word. Wherever it precedes a doubled consonant like ss, tt, etc., it's short. When it precedes ß it's long. If you Google around for audio guides to short versus long ü, you'll find examples of the difference.

(Edit: This is according to the spelling reform of the 1990s, which established firm rules that words had to be spelled with ss after short vowels and ß after long vowels. Before then it was less regular, but since the "neue Rechtschreibung" was the only one I learned, I can't tell you just how irregular it was.)

January 7, 2015


So I could swear that when I lived in Germany, things I would call a bowl were called a "Teller" and a Schuessel was more of a small bowl/saucer type thing. Am I making this up?

January 6, 2015


Teller is plate, not bowl.

December 3, 2017


What's the difference between 'Schale' and Schüssel'?

February 16, 2015


Zu Heathers Theaterstück : Mann : Der Schlüssel zur Tür ist weg. Uns fehlt der Schlüssel zur Tür! Frau : Hast du in der blauen Schüssel nachgesehen? Er soll in der Schüssel sein . Mann : Oh - da ist er ! Danke

July 18, 2017


Ein kleines Theaterstück: Mann: "Der Schlüssel zur Tür ist vermisst! Wir fehlen einen Schlüssel zur Tür!" Frau: Hast du in der blauen Schüssel ausgesehen? Es soll in der Schüssel sein." Mann: Oh. Es ist da dort! Danke!" Ende.

June 15, 2017


Dankeschön. Jetzt werde ich immer denken an ein Schlüssel, das in einer Schussel ist.

September 3, 2017


How do you use 'ein' and 'eine'? I'm a bit confused..

March 17, 2013


you use eine on femenine nouns

March 23, 2013


When used in the accusative(i think it is accusative in the case of this sentence) and nominative case, fem = eine. It changes to einer in the dative and genitive though.

December 21, 2013


She sounds like she is accusing you of having a bowl! (She is accusative). Hee hee!

February 14, 2015


Du habe is wrong...congugation of du = hast , ich= habe

June 10, 2015


In the sentence , why can't key be used ? You have a bowl, or you have a key... how is one to know which is correct ?

August 16, 2017


By reading the word carefully.

Schüssel (bowl) has no L in the middle.

Schlüssel (key) does have an L in the middle.

The gender is also different: die Schüssel, der Schlüssel.

August 16, 2017


Dacflyer asked the same question, and a great answer was given. The correct answer cannot be Schlüssel because that word is masculine and the sentence would have to be Du hast einen Schlüssel. Since the sentence uses "eine" the correct answer must be singular feminine.

September 3, 2017


so wouldnt "du has eine Schlussel" be you have a key. Nicht wahr?

July 29, 2018


Sort of.

  • has must be hast
  • Schlussel must be Schlüssel with umlaut (if you can't type that, then use Schluessel rather than simply leaving out the dots)
  • eine (feminine) must be einen (masculine accusative) -- Schüssel (bowl) is feminine but Schlüssel (key) is masculine, so the article has to change

"You have a key" would thus be Du hast einen Schlüssel.

July 30, 2018


thanks . i forgot about gender differences.

July 30, 2018


I thought bowl was schuse

December 12, 2018


No. Bowl is Schüssel (capital S, ü with dots, two ss, and L at the end).

schuse is not a word in German.

December 12, 2018


Couldn't the statement refer to key or bowl?

April 12, 2019



  • You have a bowl. = Du hast eine Schüssel.
  • You have a key. = Du hast einen Schlüssel.

Different gender, and Schlüssel (key) has an L in the middle.

April 13, 2019
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