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!) :)
Can you elaborate on the difference in use? In another discussion "das" was said to be both "this" and "that".
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?"
"Wollt ihr dieses Bett oder das Bett?
However, If I were just talking without direct comparison:
"Welches Bett wollt ihr?"
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'.
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?
"Das" is also "the", thus "Das Bett" is either "the bed" or "that bed".
"Dieses Bett" should always be "this bed".
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it works exactly the same as the other articles (der, die, das). you're just adding "ies" in the middle.
This bed is cold! This bed is hot! This bed is just right! said Goldylocks.
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".
Also "Das Bett is kalt". Das can also mean that, depend on the situation you are referring to.
"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.
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.
I think that's only for people. For objects you can just call them cold, you don't need to use dative.
Which case is it? I mean, why is it dieses? I believe it is not dativ or acusativ
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.
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;
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
This bed is . . . :
dieses Bett ist . . . .
These beds are . . . :
diese Betten sind . . .
Regarding the picture exercises: Did anyone else notice a difference in the pronunciation of 'bed' between the male and the female voice?
Will someone please explain to me the difference between diese, dieser, dieses, and dies? Thank you so much.
what about 'these'? what's its equivalent? thought Dieses can also be these, but 'twas wrong.
"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