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"Sie isst mit dem Lehrer."

December 31, 2012

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/andymartin11

When this question is read aloud, it is very hard to know whether she's saying "ist" or "isst", and both work in this context. I wish there was an option for this problem in the report a problem with the question tool!

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstinmjkeller

Both are accepted because of this reason

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/robbo55

my translation was "Sie ist mit dem Lehrer", it was judged correct but the correct translated answer suggests that she "eats" rather than " is with" "that" rather than "the" teacher. What's going on?

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/SupEvan

Your translation should have been "She eats with that/the teacher". The german words "isst" (eat) and "ist" (is) are pronounced the same, hence the misunderstanding.

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstinmjkeller

This has been fixed- they now accept your answer (which was also mine!)

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hwanghaedo

I replay this numerous time. There was no problem with "She eats with: but the rest was garbled and sounded as "die Mirhab" not "dem Lehrer" Anyone else hear it that way?

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kwetla

I couldn't really hear it very well either, but there is a 'slower' button, which helped me. Still didn't help distinguish between 'ist' and 'isst' though.

February 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/behlinmc

How do you determine the difference between she eats with the teacher, and she eats with the teachers? I don't understand exactly how german does plurals in the object of the sentence..

March 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstinmjkeller

In this case, I believe it is... der Lehrer (sing), die Lehrern (pl)

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jmkfrommn

Where does "dem" fit in the articles paradigm? I wondered if it was plural accusative masculine???

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AgenTsi

Dem is singular dative masculine/neuter. http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm

April 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelika.Peng

I used the slow botton, but It sounds like “Sie liest mit dem Lehrer”

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/amoore98

what is the difference between "They" and "She" for Sie

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AgenTsi

The difference is in the verb conjugation.

Sie essen = they eat

Sie isst = she eats

Here is another example:

Sie haben = they have

Sie habt = she has

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/izomorfizm

Wasn't it 'sie hat' for 'she has'?

April 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstinmjkeller

Yes. I think AgenTsi just had a small typo. It is "Sie hat" for singular 'she has' and "ihr habt" for plural 'you have'

May 27, 2013
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