"Das Brot ist gut."

Translation:The bread is good.

January 15, 2015


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Would "This bread is good" instead of "The bread is good" be wrong?

January 25, 2015



"das" could mean "this" or "the"

January 25, 2015



September 8, 2015



August 2, 2015


I am not quite sure. Think we (am austrian) would translate this as "dieses", the is "der, die or das", depends on the gender and that is "jenes". I have a different question concerning english: is it wrong to say "the bread is fine"?

February 9, 2015


Depends on the question and the connotation you mean to attach to the word "fine". For example, if I ask you if the bread tastes good and you tell me that it's fine, I'm going to assume it's neither good nor bad in your opinion OR that it's just fine and not of whatever standard it must reach to be considered "good" rather than just fine. However, if I ask you if the bread is moldy or soggy and you tell me that it's fine, I'm going to think that there's nothing wrong with it (in other words, I am going to think that the bread is perfectly edible).

February 13, 2015


Am I the only one having trouble saying "Brot"? I can't get it out right.

March 17, 2015


It's really hard to me too. I have the same difficult to say "Frau".

May 20, 2015


I had trouble with pronunciation in French but I've tackled that and am finding German pronunciation a bit easier

October 16, 2015


Me too!

March 28, 2015


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July 14, 2015


It's difficult because it's not an 'r' like in English, at the front of the mouth. German 'r' occurs at the back of the mouth, almost using the uvula. Think of it as a 'g' like in gauge or garage. Like, when you say 'große', it's the same 'r' as 'brot'. Look at an IPA chart for a better visual.

August 9, 2015


The last word sounds very similar to Brot, not gut

January 20, 2015


I also took a lesson on Babbel and in the Babbel lesson gut was fine not good so that is why I got it wrong!

February 24, 2015


Stupid auto correct

April 20, 2015


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May 25, 2015


Is there a difference between isst and ist?????

June 19, 2015


Yes! Isst means eat, whereas ist means is.

Der Mann isst Brot - the man eats bread. Der Mann ist Brot - the man is bread.

June 22, 2015


Why do I get faulted for translating the sentence using the colloquial--but right-as-rain -contraction: The bread's good." ?

February 6, 2015


There are no contractions in the language you're trying to learn

February 7, 2015


Think again. What is "Wir sind's" if not a contraction for "Wir sind es." Or "Ich hab's" for "Ich habe es," or "Der Junge hat 'nen Hund" a contraction for "Der Junge hat einen Hund."

February 7, 2015


Vaarlam, sure we say that but it is not standard language so you will never learn these things in a course ;-) it is different with things like "im" for "in dem" (in the). Nevertheless they should accept it in english. English is not german and it is absolutely correct there...

February 9, 2015


Those are actually called elisions. You're essentially fusing the sounds so that you drop the E's from pronunciation which led to the change in the written language over time. This is similar to "y'all" instead of "you all" or when you drop the "g" sound from "-ing" words in English.

February 13, 2015


So when 'Das' preceeds a noun it translates as 'The', but when it preceeds 'ist' or 'is' it translates as 'That'?

March 25, 2015


Why capitalize Brot... Why not Das brot...?

April 3, 2015


Nouns are capitalized in German.

April 10, 2015


a1 sentence

April 10, 2015


So each noun is capitalized in german?

April 21, 2015


Oooooh it is difficult

May 3, 2015


The bread is good

May 5, 2015


When use ist and when do i use isst

May 7, 2015


du ist = you are; du isst = you eat

July 13, 2015


no du bist, not du ist...er ist is he is, du bist you are, but du or er isst is du oder er isst

October 8, 2015


Cannot quit pick up pronounciation of ' Brot ' is it ' Brought ' ?

May 14, 2015


Brot uses the same "o" sound as english "bloke" and "broke" (in my region) , same sound as the name of the letter "o".

May 16, 2015


I was writing a packet on German for my friend with limited internet access and wrote the adjective "gut". I made my own sentence "Er ist ein gut Junge" and while checking it on the internet, I learned adjectives have gender (Guten Tag, for example. A different form of Gut). Native here?

June 7, 2015


yeah, that's one of the most complicated topics in German. It's like this: "Der gute Junge" but "ein guter Junge", "das tolle Geschenk" but "ein tolles Geschenk". There's no change for females "die schöne Frau" and "eine schöne Frau" but there's a change with the cases. If you need help, contact me on undinenstaub@gmail.com I'm a German teacher but from Austria, so some things here confuse me as well (e.g. that they don't accept "Bub" instead of "Junge"). Nevertheless you may ask me a lot of things

September 25, 2015


Gut? u.u Cute.

August 23, 2015


What is the difference between Das Brot and Den Brot ??

August 28, 2015


the second one doesn't exist. It's the 4th case of male words, e.g. "Ich sehe den Mann." "Brot" is neutral and the 1st and the 4th case of neutral words are identical "Das Brot ist gut." or "Ich habe das gute Brot."

September 25, 2015


"Das" sounds like dust am i right

September 26, 2015


just without the t but yes, I think so

October 8, 2015


easy peasy good work me!!!!!!!

September 29, 2015


Could someone tell me whats the difference between "das" "die" "der" and "den" please?

October 10, 2015


I'm still trying to learn this myself, but this article from FluentU has helped me quite a lot: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/die-der-das/

October 30, 2018


das penguin ist gut

October 20, 2015


Das brot ist gut ??????????????

November 8, 2018


The bread is good one- why thats not correct?!)■

September 25, 2019
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