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"My favorite drink is tomato juice!"

Translation:Mein Lieblingsgetränk ist Tomatensaft!

May 31, 2018


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Aber, aber! Dazu gehört auch:
Wodka, etwas Zitronensaft, Tabasco®, Worcestersoße, Pfeffer, alles gut zusammengemischt und mit Eiswürfel und eine Selleriestange verziert.


UGH! Du bist krank!


What's wrong with liebsten Getränk?


If you want to use this construction it would be "mein liebstes Getränk". But that sounds old-fashioned, "Lieblingsgetränk" is far more common.


Then can we just combine these words whenever we want to say favorite in German? And is "Lieblings" a fixed pattern or because getränk is neuter?


You can combine it with whatever you like. And the "prefix" "Lieblings-" is gender neutral:
Lieblingsfarbe, Lieblingswein, Lieblingshemd, Lieblingstier, ...


With Tabasco and vodka


duolingo is wilding


jedem das ... würg ... seine


This is genuinely a thing in Germany. And it's mostly drunk on planes for some reason.


No kidding, I always ask for tomato juice when I'm flying, if it's available XD


It's genuinely a thing in Canada as well, though I prefer the tomato-based V8 (eight vegetables, overwhelmingly tomatoes) when I'm looking for something savoury to accompany a meal or as an extra boost of veggies on its own. Certainly both tomato juice and V8 are used for cocktails, but have to admit I've never tried one. My parents used to use a third option when throwing parties in the eighties - Mott's Clamato (!) Juice, which was tomato juice with clam juice added. I'm pretty sure it's the basis for the Caesar cocktail, a version of the Bloody Mary, but again, not something I've ever tried...


what is the "s" between liebling and getarenke in leibeling"s"getraenke? is it of genitive?


No. It is a so called "Fugenlaut" (linking morpheme). That's a letter that gets introduced in between when you attach two words. In German it is usually an s or an n. It doesn't have any meaning of its own, it only makes pronunciation easier, because without it you would have two g's directly following each other.


Does Liebsling(s) always have to be joined with the noun as one word? Can one not say Liebslings Getränk, Liebsling Freund etc?


In German words are directly attached to one another to form new words. You can't use two separate words.
And additional letters ("Fugenlaute", "linking morpheme") like the "s" here re used to make that sound smoother.

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