https://www.duolingo.com/Cor_Insuperabile

"Die weißen Blumen trinken Wasser."

December 23, 2012

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cor_Insuperabile

I have never seen such flowers which drink water :P

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist

It's a personification, a metaphor that gives human traits to non-human entities. Not everybody might be familiar with the absorption of water through osmosis. The process is made more understandable by comparing it with something that people know: drinking.

February 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gcoid

Then why do you water plants?

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Procrastinans

Does "trinken" mean "slurp up a liquid with your mouth" or just "absorb liquid"?

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Procrastinans

Also, why is it "weißen"?

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MoonDust

It's plural.

March 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/muitosabao

Plural weak inflexion (preceded by definite article Die), in the nominative. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_declension#Attributive_adjectives

March 21, 2013
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