"A lemon is bad."

Translation:Eine Zitrone ist schlecht.

March 28, 2013


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    why is this lemon bad :(

    January 6, 2014


    Its not this lemon but a lemon

    February 14, 2018


    this is just a very bad example. I think native english speaking people would say "this lemon is bad" or "one lemon is bad".

    October 2, 2013


    A lemon is bad ... example:))

    February 14, 2018


    Why sometimes is "die Zitrone" and other is "eine Zitrone"?

    March 28, 2013


    Good question, this probably confuses other people too! There is a small but important difference between "the lemon" (die Zitrone) and "a lemon" (eine Zitrone). Think particular vs. general or definite vs indefinite articles.

    March 28, 2013


    There is no fundamental difference between English and German here. If the definite article (the) is used in the English sentence, then you take the definite article in German (der, die, das, des, dem, den). Correspondingly, if English uses the indefinite article (a, an), then you translate with the indefinite article in German (ein, eine, eines, einem, einen).

    April 4, 2013


    Why is it eine Zitrone and not ein Zitrone? I thought "die" nouns use "ein" when they are the subject of a sentence. Did I get it backwards?

    December 24, 2013


    Die nouns use eine, das and der take ein.

    January 4, 2014


    Thank you

    February 12, 2014


    Why not schlimm instead of schlecht?

    March 22, 2014


    I'd like to know that, too! If you run the sentence through any worthwhile translation programme, it will provide an option of both schlecht and schlimm. I question the reliability of this Duolingo translation.

    August 15, 2015


    I entered fail instead of schlecht but they took a heart away :( I wonder if it is because DuoLingo has not taught me the word? Anyone know?

    December 18, 2013


    Do you mean faul?

    February 16, 2014


    Does it mean rather it's not good to use a lemon or one of the lemons is bad?

    March 8, 2014


    What does it have to do with politics?

    October 22, 2016


    But an example must be good !!

    November 15, 2018
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