Essen (infinitive) = to eat
I (am) eat(ing) - ich esse
You (are) eat(ing) - du isst
He/She/It (is) eat(s)(ing) - er/sie/es isst
We (are) eat(ing) - wir essen
They (are) eat(ing) - ihr esst
You all (are) eat(ing) - sie essen
(formal) You (are) eat(ing) - Sie essen
I think you mixed the english translation. Ihr esst is Ok, but does not mean They, but You eat.
Sie isst ... She is eating or she eats
Sie Essen ... They eat or they are eating
Pay attention to the form of verb to know which sie is being referred to.
I dont know why ihr is both 'you' and 'they'. Sie is both 'you' and she Please help
I found the "du" on this audio truncated - very hard to hear. Had to work backwards from "Isst" to what the pronoun must have been
The full speed version pronounces it as "duh" isst. I had to use the turtle button to hear "dooo" isst. Hope they fix this.
Verb conjugation. Like I am and you are. Except that in German you have to conjugate every verb, unlike in modern English, where only a few exceptions have to be conjugated.
"esse" is for I "eat" or "am eating" bread. Ich esse Brot.
"isst" is for someone else you/he/she/it "eats"/"is eating" bread. Du/er/sie/es isst Brot.
“essen” is “to eat”, “eating”, “are eating” or “eaten”. Essen (noun) is “food”, “meal” or “dinner”.
Seriously.. I'm German and did this for fun, but was unable to understand it. Please dont take this pronunciation for real.
oh really? is it just about the pronunciations? are there other mistakes in these lessons?
No. The grammar is correct, although Duolingo doesn't show all forms of writing the same thing.
Thanks. I though exactly the same. I'm Brazillian and I have done some portuguese classes for english speakers and there are some incorrectly pronunciations.
what's the difference between "ist" and "isst" when we hear them?as i wrote "du ist" for this question and it said correct!! but the answer was " du isst"
For "you are" it's "du bist". "Du isst" means "you are eating" or "you eat"
Hi guys, I have a lot of fun with learning German. I hope you too. But I have just a little questions: is there a difference between the pronunciation between isst and ist? Thank you for the answers.
not really. Both are very similar in a normal conversation. Therefore it makes fun to say: 'Man ist, was man isst.' and 'Man isst, was man ist.' or 'Man isst, was man isst.'? If one wants to make it clear, one speaks the double s longer than the single s.
If you see a double s like in isst, frisst, Wissen, missen, messen, essen, vergessen ... the vowel in front of the ss is a short one. The ss is sharp.
If you see ß, like in Maß the s -sound is sharp, but the vowel is long.
If you see a single s, like in Hase, Vase, Nase, Blase, eine Misere... the s is not sharp, it is a voiced s.
A st-sound at the begin of a word is a 'scht' or 'sht' sound, you find it in Stern, Strauß, Strafe, Streit, steil, Stolz, ...
When i type in english it says im wrong but when i type in german ir says to type in english
When comparing the verb eat with drink in German, I found that: - (eat): Du, Er & Sie all are followed by (isst) - (drink): Du is not as Er & Sir. (Du trinkst) (Er trinkt) Why is that?
You eat - present indicative You are eating - continuous present indicative. These questions are grammatically incorrect in english because these are different verb tenses. Du isst = You eat, not You are eating
The voice pronounced "du" as "da" so it sounded like "there eat" or "There is"
Its hard to differentiate between "isst" and "ist" in terms of pronunciation