"Die Frauen essen Brot."

Translation:The women are eating bread.

June 23, 2013



Frauen = women (plural) → women (they) eat = Frauen (sie) essen. Frau = woman (singular) → woman (she) eats = Frau (sie) isst.

July 17, 2014


thank you

November 12, 2014


Aaah thankyou so much!

June 10, 2018



July 11, 2018

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    When do we need to use Fräuen and when Frauen?

    July 7, 2013


    "Fräuen" isn't a German word ;) Maybe you are thinking of the word "Fräulein", a slightly old fashioned description for "young miss"? For the purposes of this course and everyday German, I would just remember:

    Frauen = women (plural) Frau = woman (singular)

    August 6, 2014


    why the sentence doesn't include the word "das"?

    September 9, 2013


    "Brot" is food and food nouns can be used without articles, if the actual amount is an unimportant information - such as in this sentence. The sentences "Die Frauen essen das Brot" and "Die Frauen essen ein Brot" are both correct, too, and carry more specific meanings.

    October 29, 2013


    Also coud refer to wives. " The wives are eating bread."

    July 13, 2014


    I agree it was marked wrong

    September 29, 2014


    Why "essen"?

    September 17, 2013


    "Die Frauen" is plural: "The women" therefore the word for eat is "essen".

    September 17, 2013


    So "essen" goes with plurals?

    September 17, 2013



    September 17, 2013


    Because you are using the same word you'd say for 'they'. Bear with me, I'm just trying to figure out how to explain this... This is how I work it out. If you were saying "He eats bread", you'd say "Er isst Brot". If you were saying "The man eats bread", you'd say "Der Mann isst Brot". I work it out by expanding the sentence out to: "The man, he eats bread". And so in this case, you have "The women, they eat bread", and that tells you which conjugation to use :)

    February 14, 2014


    Your explanation helped a lot. Danke.

    May 3, 2015


    Why it can´t be women eat bread?Must it a "the" before pl.?

    November 14, 2013


    "Women eat bread" would mean that ALL women eat bread. "The women eat bread" means that a particular group of women - the women in the family, for example, or the women at the party - eat bread.

    August 7, 2014


    the women eat breads← its wrong?

    January 11, 2014


    This doesn't make sense in English. You don't add an "s" to the end of bread to pluralise it.

    February 14, 2014


    Can't I translate this sentence ' the woman are eating bread. '

    March 11, 2014


    "The women are eating bread"

    July 17, 2014


    Die Frauen essen Brot.

    August 8, 2014


    Why Die Frauen instead of Sie Frauen?

    July 22, 2014


    It would never be "sie." It's "die" because "Frauen" is plural. This was explained in the Basics 2 reading.

    August 22, 2014


    What is the difference between essen, esst esse and isst? Please dumb it down, I'm only thirteen and I don't understand the explanations people have given in previous comments lol

    September 9, 2018


    They're all different conjugations of the verb to eat. Just like in English, we have different verbs for different people. I am, you are, he is, and so on. It's the same in German. So for instance, to say "I eat" it would be "Ich esse". To say "You eat" it would be "Du isst". If you wanted to say "We eat" it would be "Wir essen". Some words always have the same conjugations as other words like how "wir, sie, and Sie" will always be "essen" (wir essen, sie essen, Sie essen) and "er, sie, and es" will always be "isst" (er isst, sie isst, es isst). If you have any other questions, please ask! Sorry if that was a lot!

    March 7, 2019


    All i got wrong was the en insread of an

    December 10, 2018


    das ist einfach aber die anfangers brauchen dieses duolingo siet-this/that is easy but the begginers need ths duolingo page...(i think thats how you say it...)

    February 19, 2019


    "That is easy, but the beginners need this Duolingo page" would be "Das ist einfach, aber die Anfänger brauchen diese Duolingo Seite". Very close just a few minor spelling errors. Gut gemacht!

    March 7, 2019
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