"Der Weber"

Translation:The weaver

April 16, 2013



Almost impossible to hear that the voice says "Weber" - it is pronounced with a long e (the first one) - to me it sounds like she says "der wiwar" or something!

May 1, 2013


To be it sounds like "Der Bieber"

February 23, 2015


posting it here doesn't help. reporting it may get it corrected.

June 29, 2013


Did that the same time as I commented.

June 29, 2013


Guess I'd better pile on too, since it's still awful. "What have we learned recently that has two syllables and could possibly sound like that?"

July 27, 2013


What is better translation for this word..I don't get it on English?

April 16, 2013


It is someone who weaves things, for instance, tapestries or carpets. One of the most famous examples may be found in the Greek myth about Arachne who boasted that her skills were greater than those of the goddess Athena.

April 16, 2013


If you're into classic adventure games, you may also remember Lucasarts' game 'Loom' ;-) (Yes, it has been a while...) Remember: A weaver is like a beaver but creates cloth, not a lodge ;-)

April 17, 2013


+1 just for the Loom reference =)

June 4, 2013


Loom? Loom is "animal" in Estonian :)

August 10, 2014


Thank you a lot, now I got it

June 21, 2015


Is this a common word in German? Because I cannot think of even one time in my life when I've used this word in English!

February 15, 2015


I don't think there are a lot of weavers in Germany today, but "Weber" is a very common family name (surname) in Germany! The family name comes from the profession and is pronounced the same way, so you might need it once in a while a address a Herr oder Frau Weber! ;)

April 16, 2015


Try remembering formula 1, the driver Mark Weber.

May 9, 2015


I think, instead of teaching all the words about a subject, the less frequently used words should be moved for later stages. Now i can't remember many of the words in occupation section.. at least give us the right of bypassing some tests duo..

October 31, 2014


Did this show up for you in a lesson? This is not supposed to happen. We have removed this word from the course a while ago.

October 31, 2014


hasn't been removed yet, It showed up as part of the lesson.

November 10, 2014


Thanks. I'll file a bug report to staff.

November 10, 2014


19th December 2014, still not removed. Also, despite many people reporting it, the pronunciation is unchanged. Please do something about this.

December 19, 2014


Apart from deleting it from the course and reporting the ghost sentence to staff there is really nothing more any of the contributors could do. Let's hope some day they'll fix their software.

December 19, 2014


@wataya: I hope this doesn't seem like nagging but it is apparently still part of the lesson (the 6th part of "Occupations")

February 3, 2015


@djurodrljaca: I left the Incubator 4 months ago, so I'm the wrong person to address :) But it probably won't do to contact the other contributors either since they aren't likely to have more luck with removing this word than I had.

February 3, 2015


The pronunciation is completely wrong and cannot be accepted.

November 28, 2014


Kind of an outdated occupation. Might as well add Haberdasher to the mix.

March 17, 2015


Just wondering, is the correct pronunciation we-[b]er with a b?

August 20, 2013


Yes: [ˈve:bɐ] Seems like the TTS engine suffers from hiccups here :)

August 20, 2013


I hope duolingo to correct that soon.

January 22, 2015


I made a list last year of the most common German words. The word 'Weber' is 18,924 in the list. Maybe Duolingo could concentrate on using more likely words.

April 13, 2015


But it is the 5th most common family name (according to wikipedia)!

April 16, 2015


What is a weaver? Hehe not so good in english :)

May 16, 2015


When will I EVER use this word?? :-D

July 7, 2015


When was the last time anyone used a weaver please use modern trades

October 15, 2015
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