"Die weißen Blumen trinken Wasser."

December 23, 2012


I have never seen such flowers which drink water :P

December 23, 2012

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

Then why do you water plants?

January 30, 2013

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

March 6, 2013

Also, why is it "weißen"?

March 6, 2013

It's plural.

March 15, 2013

Plural weak inflexion (preceded by definite article Die), in the nominative.

March 21, 2013
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