"Sie gab mir eine Tasche aus Leder."

Translation:She gave me a leather bag.

May 6, 2013



Would "Sie gab mir eine Leder Tasche" also be correct?

March 27, 2015


In German, this sort of phrase is usually written as one word eine Ledertasche.

April 8, 2015


"She gave me a bag from lether" why is it incorrect ?

May 25, 2014


That should be correct. Maybe no one has reported it yet. Technically "aus" does not translate to "from," but the meaning of the sentence as a whole does.

April 3, 2015


I would agree

October 5, 2018


"From lether" has a spelling error, and, more importantly, is not correct English, where "of," "made of " "made from," "made out of," and sometimes a noun used as an adjective are used to express the material used to make something.

"A leather bag" or "a bag made (out) of leather" would be idiomatic.

I would not use "a bag of leather" in this case, as it sounds as though the bag contains leather.

You shouldn't use from to give the material used to make something. Made of is a pretty safe way to translate aus.

April 6, 2015


Is a purse called a 'Tasche' in German?

July 2, 2014


It can be! Fashion vocabulary is a complex subject. One summer about ten or twelve years ago, the local department store had a display of "Body-Bags"--that's what they called them!--which were shoulder bags which were worn close to the body. Ummm, that's not what a "body bag" is in the USA. The same store featured "Neck-Holder-Tops," which I would call halter tops.

Many big German stores have online catalogues you can browse through. Here are a couple: Quelle Karstadt You can use the catalogues to learn color nuances, fashion details, terms for household items not taught on Duolingo

April 8, 2015


Well, according to Duolingo it's not... And Pons thinks about the same. It says Tasche is bag or pocket. A purse would be Geldbeutel, Geldbörse or Portmonnaie. Interestingly enough, a handbag (Pons says it's called purse in American English) would be Handtasche; does this mean sometimes one could say Tasche and mean handbag? Maybe... But I'm neither a German or English native speaker so maybe it's best I shut up.

September 18, 2015


This sounds like something that should be reported to Duo. I'm a native speaker of American English, and people would call that accessory a purse, a bag, a handbag, ...

I speak German, and I would call the same article a Handtasche or a Schultertasche or just a Tasche.

In the big bag, you usually put a smaller article for cash and credit cards. That would probably be a wallet (not a purse) in English and a Portmonnaie or maybe Geldbeutel* in German.

(Haha--I just looked at the online edition of Brigitte, a popular women's magazine, and found die Half-Moon-Bag for a semicircular bag. )

September 19, 2015


She gave me a bag made (out) of leather. Out should be optional here.

May 6, 2013



May 31, 2013


Also 'she gave me a bag made from leather' is perfectly fine

March 10, 2014
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