"Das Haus ist sehr hoch."

Translation:The house is very tall.

March 19, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Musetta

I have a question to Native English speakers: Do you really say "The house is very tall." ?

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

I guess that's what I would say. It's not a sentiment I think I've ever expressed. Usually a house is big (height and width and length), and not just tall (although I guess in London you can find some really narrow houses that are tall and long since road frontage was expensive when they were built). The house is very tall works. It doesn't sound odd, and I honestly don't know what other word I would use to express that the house isn't lacking in height. You wouldn't say "the house is very high" as that would lead one to believe it was up on a hill or mountain. Hope that helps.

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Musetta

It really helps, thanks :)

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/harveya8

I wouldn't say a house is very high, but if I were to express such a sentiment, I would say a house is tall, or big.

I agree with Hochenems, that saying a house is high to me would suggest that it is high in elevation.

April 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RGund

The building is very tall. Not a house

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mazen69156

What is the difference between , zu , and , sehr , Can we say ' Das Haus ist zu hoch '

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

Das Haus ist zu hoch = The house is too tall
Das Haus ist sehr hoch = The house is very tall

Not the same meaning.

February 21, 2016
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