The audio sounded like "The sugar tastes sweet."
Could not hear "soup" very well.
The last letter in the german word for sweet is not on my printer so what can be used
I assume "This soup tastes sweet" is accepted, but it's weird that "This soup is tasting sweet." is given as the correct translation for the audio transcription question. Nobody would say "This soup is tasting sweet" in English.
Very little, either can be used to mean "This" or "That". However in this case, because Suppe is a feminine word, you would use "Diese Suppe" to imply "This soup". You could also say "Die ist eine Suppe" which means "This is a soup". You wouldn't use Das (Although you could say "Das ist ein Kind" to mean "This is a child").
"Das ist eine Suppe" is perfectly fine and actually the most common way of saying "This is a soup". In a predicate nominative (i.e. "A is B"), "es" and "das" can refer to nouns of any gender and number. "Die ist eine Suppe" is not idiomatical in German.
While it can mean the same thing as "Die Suppe schmeckt süß", they are not exactly the same sentence and can imply different details.
The sentence "This soup tastes sweet" implies the person has actually tasted the soup and is giving an observation about it.
The sentence "This soup is sweet" implies that it is a characteristic of the soup or the type of soup, ie that it is intended to be sweet.
I thought so too! My german teacher taught me it was starting to disappear, and "ss" could be used instead.
It would have to be die since soup is feminine, but I think if the definite pronoun is going directly before the noun, die means the, and if there is a verb or preposition between the definite pronoun and the noun, you can use das. So you could say "das ist ein Hund". That is a dog/This is a dog. But Der Hund only means "the dog"
Small correction: "Der Hund" can also mean "this/that dog" (if you stress the 'der')
Well i am a little confused here, when you're saying "This is a dog" you say "Das ist ein Hund" right? and when you're saying "this dog" it should be " Dieser Hund" am i right?
As I said above, "Der Hund" can also mean "this dog". "Der" can be both an article and a demonstrative determiner. But I'd recommend to use "dieser" to avoid confusion.
Diese implies this specific thing. Like if you're pointing at one specific soup in a group of soups.
How do i spell sweet in german because i do not have the last letter on my pad
I am lucky. I discovered that if I hold the 's' down on my pad , it turns into a choice of letters including 'ß' mine is a smart phone though.
I think its just weird that the soup tastes sweet. Like i dont think its good to have sweet soup.
No, not everyone likes sweet. ("Sweet" doesn't mean "pleasant" here but "sugar-like".)
For Nominative case: Dieser for Masculine, Dieses for Neutral and Diese for Feminine and Plural nouns
I thought the word "Diese" was meant for plurals, and the word "dies" was singular?
Not so easy! Remember German is inflected, so words like dieser must account for gender/number and the 4 cases. It looks like Duo gets there, so suspend that thought for now, or you could look up the 4x4 grid for dieser-word declension. I think they decline just like the definite articles der, den etc....
Can we please use relatable Statements on this exercises? This soup tastes sweet is a very odd statement, we should be training more common day to day exercises
The fast pronunciation sounds like the German word for soup, but the slow pronunciation sounds like the German word for sugar.
Can it be Dies instead of Diese? In the other example it was Dies sind Katzen instead of Diese sind Katzen. Why is here Diese instead of Dies?
Because in Dies sind Katzen, dies stands alone to introduce something new to the conversation -- we do that with a neuter singular word in German (das or dies) regardless of the gender of the thing(s) you are introducing or how many there are.
But in this sentence, diese stands before Suppe -- it's clear to which noun dies applies and so it has to match Suppe in gender, number, and case, so it stands in the feminine nominative singular form diese.
There are a number of words in German that act differently when they are before a noun and when they are not, and this is one such word.