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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/claftchi

"Einen Teller Suppe?"

December 28, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/claftchi

Plate of soup? Wouldn't bowl make more sense?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pablobm

You can have soup from a deep plate. These are rare in some countries (like Britain), but common in others (Spain).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackthebiotic

Or Poland. I mostly eat soup from a deep plate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhmd.modan

Why is it accusative?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pablobm

I assume because it's shortened from something like "may I have a plate of soup?". Or perhaps used in response to a question such as "what do you want to order?". In both cases, "a plate of soup?" is in the accusative case.

Of course, the lack of context here doesn't help!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dawnli

I don't know about you but In 56 yrs. I've never had a plate of soup!! Wow, I think I'll give that a try today. There must be a special spoon for that! Perhaps, a Loeffeltel. lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muitosabao

Very common in Europe, deep plates for soup.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke19

I'm from Spain and it's quite normal to eat soup with deep plates. I would even say it's even considered more "classy" to eat with a plate than with a bowl.

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