Difference between einfach and leicht
What's the difference contextually between einfach and leicht?
Hi Susan, both words can be used to describe a task or a question. If somebody say "This was easy." then you can translate it with both words.
Das war leicht. = Das war einfach.
If one is talking about weight then there is only one solution.
Der Koffer ist leicht.
There is also leicht as in easy to do and that can interchange with einfach
Leicht zu verstehen
Einfach zu verstehen
I'd always recommend checking a few dictionaries in such cases :)
Thanks for posting these dictionary references, they've become part of my German resources. :)