I never encountered "Mittagessen" before and losing a heart because I cannot spell it, it's not very funny...
A shame from my previous lessons I could only get - maybe - essen = eating.
Never encountered mit or tag.
For me it always paints new words background in yellow where i can click on it and learn more about it. Pay attention to that. Sometimes they just show the new word in pictures. Good luck in the future
Sometimes it paints new words in yellow or in a picture of a wrapped present, sometimes it doesn't. But it never tells the gender so I lose hearts constantly from having to guess.
Ajna, "Mittagessen" simply is the meal (das Essen) you have at the middle of the day (=Mittag); but nobody uses it in the context offered by Duolingo; normally you say "Sie isst zu Mittag" for "she is eating lunch"; other helpful expressions are: "Abendessen", the meal you have in the evening (depending on the region you are in in Germany, it is also called "Nachtessen"; and the odd man out is "Frühstück" the piece (Stück) of bread you have early (früh) in the morning); hope that helps :-)
You can always click them, but seeing a new word should always register in your head as i need to memorize this
I agree, i think the app should teach the words before they give a quetion like that.
"ist" means "is"
"isst" means "eats"
So if you have Mittagessen in the sentence, you can assume it's "isst" :).
How am I supposed to know the difference of Sie=she and Sie=they when they captialize it?
I think the answer of your question is look at the verb: Sie isst - she eats/ she is eating vs Sie essen - They eat/ they are eating
I heard an "L" in front of the verb. So I wrote Sie liest, or she is reading lunch. ?? perhaps the menu? Anyone else hear an L?
Because mittagessen is the 3rd person plural, shouldn't "Sie" translate to "they," rather than "She"? Obviously, I got this question wrong.
I figured out what I was confused about. It's too bad I can't delete my previous comment. Anyways, to explain my initial confusion.
Mittagessen contains the word essen, "We eat/They eat," (which is why I translated Sie as they) yet just before Mittagessen is the word Isst, "You Eat"/ "he,she, it, Eats." (this made me think there was something wrong with how mittagessen was spelled) Which tells me that in this context Sie is She.
For my answer I wrote They are eating, and I did that because of how mittagessen is spelled.
Which leads me to a better question: Why is mittagessen not inflected to pair better with Sie Isst?
from what i gather,essen is used for plural..like wir/Sie essen...here its second person singular
Because "Sie" here means "she" .
You gonna use " essen " when (Sie) means "they or you formal".
Facing problem is understanding she/ they as we put isst for both of them.. Help !
Could some explain how to know if the Sie in use refers to "She" or "they".. do you tell by the form of Isst/Essen?
I forget, how do i distinguish Sie between She and They in different situations
My german teacher (not a native) told me it's better to say 'mittagessen nehmen,' instead of essen... is that a thing?
Both is correct ; )..
The Present Tense in German:
German offering only one structure to cover all of these present-time meanings.
To know more:
I don't understand you people :/ try getting into it like you're learning to swim Accept that you don't know jack ❤❤❤❤ and then try to learn.
Thought Sie meant they..earlier lessons stated that the capital S changed it to they instead of she
By looking to the verb's conjugation
Sie isst ◆"t" ending◆ = she eats, she is eating, she will eat.
Sie essen ◆"en" ending◆ = they eat, they are eating, they will eat.
○○○○○○Verb to be○○○○○
■ ..She is .. ◇Sie ist ◇,
Sie ist aus Deutschland = she is from Germany ... .
■ ..They are.. ◇Sie sind◇ ,
Example: Sie sind aus Deutschland =They are from Germany .
It must be a mistake!! How can you say "she's lunch". It must be translated "It is lunch". Anyone who agrees?
You'r right :)).. I think I caused some confusion above :/ but I didn't mean that she is lunch, I wrote it with no complete sentence. Sie ist ... , just to showthat She take " ist" and they take " sind"..
<sub>Anyway</sub> .. I did some editing above to be more easier and clear..
I am sorry for confusing , and thank you Camilla..