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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sk8rMom

"The eyes look like an apple."

December 31, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sk8rMom

Would "Die Augen sehen wie ein Apfel aus" be correct?


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

Yes I think it is. But the solution they gave me is wrong I think : "Die Augen sehen wir ein Apfel aus." - Here, "wir" should be "wie" I think.


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

Yes, that would be correct, too.


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

... Then, after "aussehen" you use Nominativ, because it's like putting subject and object on the same level?

Did I already say that I don't know any German?


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

I do not think so, i think it is a new sentence: Die Augen sehen aus wie ein Apfel SIEHT

(but you can omit it)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nateo85

What's wrong with using "gleich" here?


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

Does this sentence make sense? Does it really mean "the eyes look big and red" or something like that, or is it an idiom that means something else?


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

yes, it does literally mean 'the eyes look like an apple' - strange form of compliment, I agree ;-)


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

Thanks, wataya. Now I'm looking for someone to compliment that way. ;-)


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

Happily, I'm green with big but black eyes ;-) Don't make me blush!


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

Can it be "Die Augen blickt wie ein Apfel." ? Is blicken "look at" rather than "look like"?


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

'Blicken' means 'to look' in the sense of 'to glance'. Technically, it could be "Die Augen blicken wie ein Apfel" meaning they stare at you just as an apple does. If the apple were an alligator (I learned from your profile that you're from Florida), it might make sense.


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

LOL. TY! I won't forget that example. :)

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