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Difference between Essen and Fressen?

I'm confused , how do you use them?

September 7, 2018

6 Comments


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

People essen, animals fressen.

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

And people who eat like animals fressen as well.

September 7, 2018

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

True :D some do need more manners :D

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germanius0

Fax.

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xTFB5

Usually you use "fressen" for animals and "essen" for people. But it's possible to say "essen" when referring to a pet or if you want to emphasize your love or respect for an animal. (Though there are people who believe you should never use "essen" for animals.) Using "fressen" to describe a person eating is considered insulting.

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germanius0

Got it.

September 7, 2018
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