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"Das ist ein Liter."

Translation:That is a liter.

September 13, 2013



Why is 'This is one liter' not marked as a correct answer?

March 13, 2014


I wrote "This is one liter", and it got accepted as correct. *30.12.2015

December 30, 2015


It should be

February 3, 2019


Why is it not litre

January 4, 2017


"Litre" and "liter" are both accepted.

I'm not used to the American spelling (of a metric word!), so every time I see it, it looks like "lighter" to me, not "leeter".

December 25, 2017


why is it "ein Liter" and not "einen Liter" if Liter is masculine?

September 13, 2013


The nominative is "ein Liter".


September 13, 2013


oops, true, thanks

September 13, 2013


We are still in nominative case because the subject is being described.

October 21, 2014


The verb "sein" (= to be) is special, both the "subject" and the "object" take the nominative case. It's sort of like how in older English they said "I am he" rather than "I am him".

So while "I have a liter" = "Ich habe einen Liter"

"This is a liter" = "Das ist ein Liter"

December 3, 2013


Can someone tell me when to use 'das' and when to use 'diese' for 'this'. The question is probably out of context here.. but I can never understand it.

January 9, 2014


In colloquial German "dies" is definitely less common. So, if you use "dies" instead of "das" it sounds more nerdy or posh.

Other than that., if you use "dies" you'd probably be more likely to be pointing at the object than if you used "das", for instance, on a map or on a picture. "Dies ist mein Auto." - "This is my car" (pointing at a picture of it). But it's more common to say "Das ist mein Auto." whether it'd be in a picture or in real life.

Also, you use "dies" (or declinations of it) if you previously mentioned the object you're talking about.

For instance, say that with your first car you drove all around Europe. You'd introduce it with "Mein erstes Auto war ein Käfer" - "My first car was a beetle."

"Mit diesem Auto bin ich nach der Schule durch ganz Europa gefahren." - "With this car I drove through all of Europe right out of school."

March 2, 2014


Mabi77 in this question it does not show a one word

June 4, 2017


Pronunciation: the vowel "i" is pronounced to short. Check this website please: https://forvo.com/search/liter/de/

July 29, 2019


How come it is DAS IST EIN LITER but it is ER HAT EINEN LITER?

July 30, 2019


For the second one, it is in the accusative case. 'Er' is the subject and 'Liter' is the direct object, therefore 'ein' becomes 'einen'. You can refer to this website if you are confused about how German cases work - http://www.jabbalab.com/blog/795/how-the-german-cases-work-nominative-accusative-dative-and-genitive

August 7, 2019


The male voice is very weak on the long vowels, like here. He says litter, not Liter.

October 24, 2019


Either pronunciation is fine.


October 24, 2019
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