"Diese Suppe schmeckt nach Käse."
Translation:This soup tastes of cheese.
"schmecken nach" is just a fix verb/ preposition combination, like "to taste of". But you should be able to write "diese Suppe schmeckt wie Käse" here as well.
That "nach" let me confused... Now, with "wie", I understand much better. Your explanation about the combination ( sorry the rhyme ) is very important . Thank you!
Sometimes we need to rely on intuition, there's nothing wrong about that.
Because "nach" means "to, towards", so I guess here "dies Suppe schmeckt nach Käse" means "the taste of the soup approaches to the taste of the cheese" and that's why "nach" can be translated to "like" in this sentence. Am I right?
Putting Nach in as a translation for Like? When we click on the word shouldn't it tell us that like is one of the translations
It's really only used with "schmecken", so putting it in the vocabulary hints would be more confusing. Maybe they should add the proper preposition to the verb info: "schmecken (nach)"
diese Suppe schmeckt wie Käse - "wie" seems more logical solution than "nach", I also think so...
Is it correct to say "diese Suppe schmeckt wie Käse"? Is it strange to german native speaker?
No, the sentence is fine. For me, it has a slightly different meaning though. "Schmeckt nach Käse" suggests that there's cheese in it and you can taste it. "schmeckt wie Käse" suggests that cheese is the only thing you can taste here at all, there are absolutely no other flavours in this soup.
I think the translation must be "this soup has the taste of cheese"?
People, NACH is not a independet preposition in this sentence and it does not mean LIKE. It is a prefix of word NACHSCHMECKEN, which means TO TASTE LIKE
There is no such word as "nachschmecken", it's the combination of "schmecken nach..." that does the trick. Yes, it's an independent preposition and it is used with the verb "schmecken" just like "like" is used with the verb "to taste".
How it is then possible, that it is in my 2 dictionaries and there are million (edited: it's only 92 400) search results on google? https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=crei=DvmcUq7TN8Wy7Ab3iIHgBw#q=nachschmeckenstart=0