"The boy is eating pizza and the dog is eating rice."
Translation:Der Junge isst Pizza und der Hund frisst Reis.
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Frisst is used for animals, yes, but, as far as I know, it can also be said of or to a person eating like an animal (gobbling, kind of). It can be offensive, depending on how well you know them, so beware!
It's in the tips and notes!
In the course up to a while ago, this was taught in the "Animals 1" skill; you can read the "tips and notes" for that here: https://duome.eu/tips/en/de#Animals-1
In the current course (at least as I see it), it's in the "tips" for the "Animal" unit; you can read the tips here: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Animal/tips
Both of them talk about the difference between essen and fressen.
Not enough people read the grammar tips; I'm sure most learners don't even know they exist, given how many people ask very simple questions that are answered in the tips.
"Der Hund" is the subject of that clause "Der Hund frisst Reis." You conjugate the noun based on whether it's the subject/object/etc. in the sentence, not just by what the verb is.
So just like we would say "I eat rice," with the subject form "I," we're going to use the nominative "der Hund" for "Der Hund frisst Reis." We use accusative "den" for "Ich esse den Apfel" because "den Apfel" is the direct object. (Just like "I eat he" is not grammatical; you would need the object form "I eat him.")
the sentences is not Accusative ?
No. Sentences are not accusative or dative or any particular case. Parts of sentences are in a case to show their role within the sentence -- e.g. nominative for subject, accusative for direct object, dative for indirect object, various cases after prepositions.
Why do i get it wrong when reis is not in upper case
Duolingo unfortunately ignores capitalisation.
So it would surprise me to hear that Duolingo would reject a sentence merely because you wrote reis (incorrectly) in lower case.
Do you have a screenshot showing your rejected answer?
would it be weird or "offensive" to say an animal "isst" instead of "frisst"?
No. Especially if it's considered part of the family (e.g. a cat or a dog), you can find isst in relation to an animal.
For example, try googling was isst ein(e) ... versus was frisst ein(e) ... for various animals (ein Hund, eine Katze, ein Kaninchen, ein Reh, ein Pferd, ...) and see how many hits each version gets.
I hot this right just not using capitals. You marked it wrong?
Duolingo (unfortunately) ignores capitalisation.
If you were marked wrong, it's unlikely to be due solely to mis-capitalisation.
If you post the URL here to a screenshot you took and uploaded somewhere, we can help you find your mistake.