Imagine you’re eating a meal in Germany, either in a restaurant or at somebody’s house, and you’re being asked: “Schmeckt’s?” (Or possibly ‘Schmeckt es dir/ Ihnen?’) because the host/ waiter wants to know if the meal tastes alright.
What do you answer?
A quick and easy answer could be “Ja, gut.” Or you could say “Es schmeckt lecker.” (‘It is/ tastes tasty/ delicious/ yummy…’)
But what, if you wish to say more?
Let’s look at some adjectives in connection with food:
With these adjectives (and others, of course) you can make simple sentences by just adding ‘das ist’ (that is):
wheezily Das ist heiß/ lecker/ ungenießbar = That’s hot/ tasty/ inedible
You could also add ‘sehr’ (very) before the adjective:
http://aandbeasymove.co.uk/areas/Removals-Great-Creaton.html Das ist sehr bitter/ sauer/ süß = That’s very bitter/ sour/ sweet
Alternatively, you might want to add ‘zu’ (too):
http://lincs-oil-tanks.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/wp-mailinglist/vendors/uploadify/upload.php Das ist zu kalt/ heiß/ scharf = That’s too cold/ hot/ spicy
But if you use ‘so’ instead of ‘zu’, you’ve turned it into a positive sentence:
cheap ivermectin Das ist so saftig = That’s so juicy.
Other alternatives to add between ‘das ist’ and the adjective are ‘nicht’ (not) ‘ziemlich (quite a bit), ‘ein bisschen’ (a little), ‘ein bisschen zu’ ( a little too), ‘gar nicht’ (not at all) or ‘total’ (completely). And you can replace the ‘das’ at the beginning of the sentence with a particular item if food.
So, to recap, for complaints you can use:
Hopefully, though, you’ll want to compliment the chef and say things like:
So, there you have it! Next time you’re in Germany and somebody asks you if the food is good, you can give an honest answer. Or just say …
Of course, these types of sentences can be used for other things, too. For example, you can now say:“Angelika’s Blog ist total super!” ☺
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