"The man is eating rice."

Translation:Der Mann isst Reis.

December 27, 2012

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lilacsunbird

Rice is Masculine, so why is this not "Der Mann isst den Reis", why is the article left out here

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/alemanista

It could be, but this sentence doesn't use any article for the noun Reis. It could be: Der Mann isst den Reis. Der Mann isst Reis Der Mann isst einen Reis.

Just like in English. "I eat (some) rice" or "I eat the rice" are both fine.

Gut? Good!

December 27, 2012
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