Is there a rule for the s or z pronunciation of the letter "s" as in "Insekt" and "Sauer" ? Thanks
s is pronounced like a z when in between two vowels (e.g. Käse) or when it's the first letter of a word (e.g sauer). In other cases, it's pronounced like an s.
I think I'm going to make flash cards of all the nouns and their genders..I feel like knowing those would definitely help in the long run when you're trying to learn all the different rules for dative and whatnot...
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Is there a difference in pronunciation between "isst" and "ist"? I know you can usually tell from context but I'm getting confused sometimes.
"isst" and "ist" sound exactly the same. In colloquial (rapid) speech, some speakers drop the "t" in "ist".
Hi amenda l realy happy to be your friend,ist is auxilary verb but isst is main verb
By the way - do you know, why ants, bees and flys are not in Church? - Because they are insects ;) (works in German the same way, too)
Guy 1:What could possibly be insect in german! Guy 2: Insekt G1: No, seriously, what is it. G2: Insekt G1: Yeah, sure. And I bet Orange is Orange too. G2: ...
BIENE - I spelt it Beine - I think it should work. :( I wish it would just tell me to spell it again, so I would actually REMEMBER it.
Beine = legs
So you wrote "The legs is an insect".
Duo accepts most typos unless the typo spells an actual word.
If it helps to remember the spelling, the general rule I was told is that "ei" is pronounced "i" and "ie" is pronounced "e"; so look at whichever comes last.
I believe that 'Insekt' requires the use of the masculine "Der" due to the use of ein.
The rule for the change in the article of masculine words doesn't apply in this case? Example: "Das ist einen Apfel" Please correct me if i am wrong.
I guess insect is neuter
So the vowel used for insect(neuter) is ein
Whereas apple is masculine...hence the vowel used is einen