How do I choose whether to use "we are eating bread" or "we eat bread"? What's the difference??
Either works. You can't really tell the difference in German without context.
Don't simple present and present continuous tenses exist in Deutsch like in English?
Idk the difference but I do know that if you click on a word the definition pops up. Did that help?
It does, however as someone who took Spanish for 2 years it does depend on context, though Spanish is a romance laguage meaning it has a lot of Latin roots while German is not.
How do I close water? To use we eating bread of we eat bread what is different?
There exists no present continuous in German like in English. "We eat bread" and "we are eating bread" are both correct translations. Wether the action is happening now or the action is a habit depends on context.
But at other times you allow 'we eat bread' I am confused.
Why is "We're eating bread" a typo?
In English it is a contraction that means the same as "We are eating bread".
It sound like ihr. I couldn't tell if it was ihr or wir.
For listen challenges there is a "play slow" option which might be helpful. Telling apart similar sounding words will get easier as you get used to other grammar clues like conjugation :)
If it was "ihr" it would be "ihr esst".
Sometimes it's hard to make out even for native speakers. Try pressing the slower one to make sure
Would "we are eating some bread" translate the same way?
Not really. That would be "Wir essen etwas Brot." or colloquially: "Wir essen was Brot."
As a native German, I'd never say "Wie essen was Brot". But I admit, the Duden claims that it is used like this in certain regions (whichever they might be).
Ganz genau. "Etwas" is preferable :)
you are German? cool!!
Is "Wir essen brot" meant to be plural?
Yeah it's meant to be plural, and next time someone will answer you faster if you don't send a reply calling them useless
How do you hear and pronounce the difference between "wir" and "ihr"?
Every time I pronounce "wir" wrong, so it would be a great help if someone could explain it to me please.
Pronounce "w" similar to a v sound, and for ihr, it kinda sounds similar to ear.
I hear the word veer (change direction) for wir, and ear (part of body) for ihr.
What is the difference between isst , essen ?
It depends on the pronoun in the sentence....
Essen in the non-conjugatied form of the word. All verbs in german change depending on the actor's pronoun. You would say, "Ich esse Brot," for I eat bread and, "Wir essen Brot" for we eat bread.
Why is this not "We eat bread" what is the German equivalent.
Would someone please just summarise the contexts of when to use isst, esst, essen etc? I am getting quite confused with these terms
I eat = ich esse
You eat (singular) = du isst
He/she eats = er/sie isst
We eat = wir essen
You eat (plural) = ihr esst
They eat = sie essen
You eat (formal/polite) = Sie essen
For the love of me i cant pronounce brot
I was just told by the program that "we eat bread" is wrong. Can some one explain that to me? I see in the comments below some who suggest "we eat bread" is correct?
How to differentiate? "we eat bread" And "we are eating bread"
how is the conjugation of this verb?
See elsewhere on this page.
This grammar is starting to make sense now! lol
I don't have sound but there isnt any help!!!!
There is no sound on listening exercises
It always sounds like esse but because it said wir i got it right. Just that needs fixed
I screwed up and accidentally said "we breat are eating."
i thought essen was food
One of the characteristics of a sentence is a verb. essen is the verb "to eat", das Essen (with a capital) is "the food".
When is it we eat and when is it we are eating bread?