I like it the parallelism between something's weight and its difficulty. "Leicht": easy, lightweight; "schwer": difficult, heavy
Yup. When I get confused I think, "Carrying a lightweight rock is easy, whereas carrying a heavy rock is difficult."
What is the difference between "leicht" and "einfach". As far as I know they both mean "easy".
@Charles4U : As far as I know, leicht means easy in the sense of weight and difficulty, whereas einfach can only be used when speaking of difficulty.
Einfach means "simple" and since most adjectives can be used as adverbs - "simply".
Things that are simple (einfach) are often also "easy" (leicht).
How can "That is simply" be a correct answer and "that is light" not? What gives!?
As of 25 Jun 2019, it is not accepted. Furthermore, there's no choice to indicate "my answer should be accepted."
"That is simply" is not a valid sentence. "That is simple" is a valid sentence and yet not accepted. And where are we supposed to report mistakes?
It can mean either, and in this context, without a noun, it can't mean "the". I think with time and fluency the evaluation becomes automatic, but I actually kinda think it through as I described.
Every. Time. Oh fluency, you evade me!
Think about how it must feel to somebody learning English to deal with "that".
That is easy - pronoun
That dog is orange - determiner
I saw that you had arrived - conjunction
I'm not that smart - adverb
We fluidly move from one to the other but depending on the learner's language they might be surprised to see us using the same word for all of those!
das Sonnenlicht = the Sunlight
die Sonne = the Sun
das Licht = the light (a noun- as in bright and shining light)
leicht in this context can it be not taken at all us unfortunate or would that be a diifferen sentence completely?t
Given the meaning, it looks like leicht can be replaced by light as far as weight goes. What about luminosity?
Oh so Licht" is "light" as in "lux" indeed. Albeit being a noun, therefore capitalized :D Thank you.
Is there a lesson / tips on using 'das'? It seems it can mean the, this and that....and other things?
There are a few on the Internet. Here are my suggestions for approaching it
1) learn about der/die/das as articles. They are equivalent to "the" in English.
2) learn about das as a reference / pronoun, similar to English "that".
It can be confusing but hey, so can English. We can say "That is black" or "That car is black", and "that" fills different roles.
3) Alos read up on "dass" with two s, and when to use it, just to avoid confusion.
If you were talking about a class and wanted to say "That class is easy," would you say "Der(?) Klasse ist leicht" for it's a light course with very little work and "Der Klasse ist einfach" for it's not difficult? Or would you use the same word for both?
What ich die difference between usage of "das" or "die" in sentences?