"Das Bier ist schwach, der Bär ist stark."

Translation:The beer is weak, the bear is strong.

January 2, 2018



Uhm, yeah. What?

January 2, 2018


Would you prefer "Das Bier ist stark, der Bär ist schwach."? There could be a story behind that. ;-)

January 2, 2018


I can see it now XD

January 8, 2018


I actually wrote that way (although got assessed wrong :P )

May 16, 2019


I got this wrong as well even though I did it correctly

July 11, 2019


Think this sentence was made to show the difference between Bär and Bier

January 18, 2018


Ja, und schwach und stark :)

February 18, 2018


I don't know how often I've made this mistranslation in the Dutch course: "What do you do when a beer crosses your path?" (You get really weird sentences there, so I wouldn't have been surprised...)

February 7, 2018


Make reminders, write them on a note and put it on your fridge, table or door, whereever you think you can see it daily : for your beer/bier issue in Dutch you can write something like : Een, twee, drie, vier, . . . we drinken nog een glas bier! Or you can look for a picture with the name or you can change your profile name for a view days in the word/sentence you want to remember.

June 24, 2018


Thanks, but I think I've got it sorted out by now. :) Since my native language is German, I don't have a problem with "het bier = the beer" in real life, because the German word is "das Bier" as well; only my brain used to get confused by the English-looking word "een beer" ("a bear") while I'm supposed to translate the sentence into English...

June 28, 2018


I'm not sure whether it's a case for Dutch and English, but the direct translation of this sentence in Russian makes perfect sense to me. Something like "How would you deal with sudden beer alcoholism?"

July 18, 2019


The bear is weak aka it has low alcohol content

August 1, 2018


LOL I can see myself using this in English just to be weird now

January 16, 2018


I did occasionally mistake one for another in the beginning, so I think it's testing our spelling. BTW this must be Yennefer of Vengerberg.

March 1, 2018


Tricky Duolingo, very tricky...

January 16, 2018


Trink was klar ist; sprich was wahr ist!

February 18, 2018



April 7, 2018


I guess the bear tried to drink the beer, but it had no effect XD

April 18, 2018


the audio is not clear

February 2, 2018


Right as they finish the first half of the sentence "the 'bier' is weak" the audio glitches. I had to slow it righr down to stop the glitch.

April 26, 2018


Es muss amerikanisch Bier sein ;-)

June 9, 2018


Can "schwach" be used in a contect of alcohol content? E.g. wine is weaker than ("schwacher als" ??) vodka, and beer is weaker than wine?

June 18, 2018


Hmm, I think I'd say "Wein ist nicht so stark wie / weniger stark als Wodka" (spelled with a W in German, by the way), or just "Wein hat weniger Alkohol als Wodka". "Schwächer als" sounds a little bit uncommon to me (as does "Das Bier ist schwach" in the first place, outside comparisons with strong bears), but admittedly I don't often discuss alcohol contents and might very well be wrong.

If you're talking about a "watery" beer, you can call it "dünn", but I think this refers mostly to the taste and not so much to the alcohol content.

June 18, 2018


This is a clever sentence used to demonstrate that schwach (weak) can mean weak as in watered down beer or coffee, but it could also refer to the power of a person or an animal, just as stark (strong) could be used for both contexts.

November 15, 2018


I think beer is a drink... how is it weak?

<pre> (it has a strong affect on people) </pre>
February 6, 2018


Well, the alcohol content of beers varies. A "normal" beer has about 5% alcohol, others have only 2.5-4%, and there's "Starkbier" ("strong beer") with more than 6.5%, in some cases even more than 10%. They all get people drunk, but some do it faster than others.

February 7, 2018


You could also say it has a strong or weak taste

February 13, 2018


Is Bier and Bär pronounced the same?

August 24, 2018



The difference is much the same as that between ihr and er in German, or similar to that between "ear" and "air" (or "beer" and "bear") in English.

August 24, 2018


The audio sounds garbled or oddly spliced

January 8, 2019


"Die Bär trinkt die Bier"

February 24, 2019


No — neither Bär nor Bier is feminine or plural, so the article die is not correct.

Do you want to try again?

February 24, 2019


die Bärin

February 24, 2019


It should be Der Bär trinkt das Bier

May 13, 2019


Ja. ☺

April 2, 2019


I pretty sure I'm saying it right, but everytime it tells me I'm wrong. I don't get it.

May 12, 2019


This is rediculice have done this exercise so many times exactly they want and it still comes up that I am wrong how can you move on to the next exercise if it won't let you continue so what am I doing wrong

July 11, 2019


The exact phrase is "Das Bier ist schwach, der Bär ist stark," meaning "The beer is weak, the bear is strong." Are you 100% sure that you didn't mishear the phrase?

July 17, 2019



July 11, 2019


What's the point of continuing with this exercise if you can't finish it may as well bin this app if they can fix it

July 11, 2019


This is frustrating

July 11, 2019


This is just ridiculous the exercise here is faulty and needs to be fixed i am translating the German into English like it is asking exactly word for word and it is still not working so it is impossible to complete the exercise

July 11, 2019


dude, can you stop spamming? Spamming here won't fix the issue. Just take a breath, report your problem to Mods and give them time to figure it out.

July 11, 2019


This guy can't speak proper German, he keeps on leaving off the end of words, and pronounces words pathetically

July 28, 2019


This only works in german. No one would say that beer is weak in english and it's ridiculous to ask us to translate it that way. it's like saying that the beer wouldn't win if it fought the bear. beer is light.

September 8, 2018
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