"Dieses Bett ist kalt."

Translation:This bed is cold.

May 10, 2013



Crazy. I wish I could have known about the change in diese according to gender of noun. Not sure how it works with dativ, accustive and genitve. Anyone? Nominative case: dieser Mann (mask.), diese Frau (fem.), dieses Kind (neuter)

May 10, 2013


This is a good site to bookmark:

If you type in "dieser" you should see this:

Then click on "Word forms" and it you should see this:

Now you can see "dieses" for a neuter noun in nominative, like "Dieses Bett ist kalt", and all other forms.

Hope that helps! (Bookmark it!) :)

May 10, 2013


But what is the difference between "Das Bett" and "Dieses Bett"?

February 7, 2014


"Das" is "that"; "Dieses" is "this".

February 23, 2014


Can you elaborate on the difference in use? In another discussion "das" was said to be both "this" and "that".

March 31, 2014


I think the main difference, based on English usage, would be if you're making a comparison or distinction between two similar things.

"Do you want this bed or that bed?"

"This bed."

"Wollt ihr dieses Bett oder das Bett?

"Dieses Bett."

However, If I were just talking without direct comparison:

"Welches Bett wollt ihr?"

"Das/Dieses Bett."

It doesn't really matter which one you say in that case (although das is probably more standard), any more than it matters in that context in English whether you say 'this bed' or 'that bed'.

But strictly speaking, if you see 'this bed' in English, prefer 'dieses'. If you see 'dieses' in German, it ALWAYS means 'this', not 'that'.

March 9, 2016


Das actually can mean "the" as of the definite article and "that", while dieses is the akkusativ form of "this".

Well i'm not expert though, as far as I know, it stated so, maybe I'm wrong, we haven't used dativ case, have we?

August 7, 2014


"Das" is also "the", thus "Das Bett" is either "the bed" or "that bed".

"Dieses Bett" should always be "this bed".

January 1, 2016


I put "This bed is cold" and Duolingo marked it correct.

November 4, 2015


Would you do the honours? https://www.duolingo.com/Isisking


I'll mention it to Sitesurf too.

January 20, 2017


Gone. In my "report" that we need to fill out as to why the user is being....taken care of....I took the opportunity to let them know that the user was reported to me in a sentence discussion because we no longer have an activity stream.

Any chance I get to poke 'em in the eye.

January 20, 2017


Sitesurf reckons they're going to give it back but in the longer term I have my doubts. Some of the French crew have set up a message board if you're interested. http://communitytranslation.freeforums.net/

January 20, 2017


Merci bien! :-)

I have doubts that the web version of Duolingo will exist in the long term.

January 20, 2017


I certainly hope they're giving us streams back, I'm going to have a lot of messages to delete from today!

January 20, 2017


Thanks! Got it now!

May 10, 2013


Danke :)

December 29, 2015



October 27, 2018


Danke Hohenems

January 14, 2015


it works exactly the same as the other articles (der, die, das). you're just adding "ies" in the middle.

February 9, 2015


why is it not "dies Bett ist kalt"?

April 22, 2014


because dies is only used when not immediately followed by a noun

May 21, 2014


This bed is cold! This bed is hot! This bed is just right! said Goldylocks.

April 18, 2017


I am confused, according this discussion http://www.duolingo.com/comment/154768 "Dieses Bett ist kalt" refers the bed is cold in personality.

December 28, 2013


It means that this bed is cold versus another bed ("jenes Bett"), which is maybe warm. "The bed is cold" would translate to "Das Bett ist kalt".

January 2, 2014


How would you translate, "That bed is cold" ?

September 18, 2015


Also "Das Bett is kalt". Das can also mean that, depend on the situation you are referring to.

November 21, 2015


"I am cold" can translate both to "Mir ist kalt" and to "Ich bin kalt". I was taught that "Ich bin kalt" means that I have a cold personality, while "Mir ist kalt" means that I feel cold, but I think that there's more to it than that.

If the (pro)noun is nominative, then it is the source of the coldness (whether it's thermal or emotional). If the (pro)noun is dative, then it is the recipient of the coldness.

Because "dieses Bett" is nominative here, it could either mean that the bed is emotionally cold or (more likely) that it has a low temperature.

March 20, 2015


I think some of the confusion is that when auf Englisch one says "I am cold", the meaning is not that the person's body is cold, it is actually that the environment feels cold. So it would be more accurately stated as "it [the ambient temperature] is cold to me." The "to me" is what is translated to "mir" auf Deutsch.

Physiologically, your body is warm (98.6 degree Fahrenheit), and the feeling of "cold" is due to the temperature differential. If the dead could speak, "ich bin kalt" would be similar to "das Bett ist kalt" and wouldn't have anything to do with emotion.

April 16, 2017


I think that's only for people. For objects you can just call them cold, you don't need to use dative.

December 7, 2018


Du brauchst eine Frau, um das Bett fuer dich zu waermen.

April 7, 2017


it is "DiesES" because Bett is neuter, Right?

August 28, 2017



August 29, 2017


... Without you ;)

April 9, 2018


Which case is it? I mean, why is it dieses? I believe it is not dativ or acusativ

May 6, 2016


Ask yourself : Which bed is cold? This bed. That means it is Accusative. In my native language Dutch you ask yourself the same questions with these cases. Then you simply look up the gender and the ending of the word is there to add. Hope it helps you a bit. Cheers.

June 10, 2016


ok! thank you very much!

June 25, 2016


Actually its nominative - the bed is the subject of the sentence. Dies changes with the object gender like Das: Das - Dieses Bett; Die - Diese Frau; Der - Dieser Mann;

July 16, 2016


When can 'diese' become 'these'?

August 18, 2016


When it's before a plural noun, e.g. diese Betten = these beds.

August 31, 2017


What is the difference between this bed and these beds? Would "Dieses bett sind kalt" translate to "these beds are cold" or does the noun "Bett" need to be plural? I have not learned that yet

April 14, 2017


This bed is . . . :

dieses Bett ist . . . .

These beds are . . . :

diese Betten sind . . .

April 16, 2017

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Why Dieses not Diese?

August 26, 2018


Because Bett is neuter, not feminine or plural.

August 26, 2018


Regarding the picture exercises: Did anyone else notice a difference in the pronunciation of 'bed' between the male and the female voice?

January 23, 2019


Could you instead use "das sind bett ist kalt"?

March 3, 2016


No, that doesn't really make sense. Loosely translated: Those are bed is cold.

March 3, 2016


Will someone please explain to me the difference between diese, dieser, dieses, and dies? Thank you so much.

April 18, 2016


It is a matter of the case you're using, Nom. Acc. Dat. Gen. They change the endings. This website helps me so much always: http://www.german-database.supanet.com/page6.html Hope it can help you a bit. Cheers

June 10, 2016


I understand it now! Thanks so much for your help ;)

June 10, 2016


That's what she said.

July 1, 2018


Another poor recording. He clearly says "jedes Bett..." at both speeds.

May 17, 2019


what about 'these'? what's its equivalent? thought Dieses can also be these, but 'twas wrong.

March 30, 2014


It's "diese". If you take a look at Hohenems's link (or http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/diese#German ), it'll give you a list of all the ways to form dieser -- "this" in singular; "these" in plural.

March 30, 2014


I am only confused why it isn't "Dies Bett ist Kalt"

August 1, 2016


"Dieses Bett" = "This bed..." is the subject so you need the corresponding atricle, whereas: "Dies..." = "This" is the subject and is "gender-free" as we may not know what the thing that we are talking about is. The same with "das" in "Was ist das/dies? Answer: "Das/Dies ist ein(e)......." I hope this helps

August 18, 2016


How could a bed feel cold. Unless the bed is located in the middle of Antarctica

June 1, 2018
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