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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phle

"Das Tier ist hoch."

March 21, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phle

Why is not "The animal is LONG" (as if snake) accepted? Is it a Duolingo mistake or would you use actually some other word to express this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

"Das Tier ist hoch" is wrong. It should say "Das Tier ist groß". It still means "tall", though, not "long". The German for "long" is "lang".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dnovinc

Yes I agree , "hoch" is usually used for describing a building (Das Gebäude ist hoch) or a tree (Der Baum ist hoch).

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