“Wie” vs “Was”

RexV

I saw this sentence yesterday “Wie ist der Wechselkurs”.
1. Can you use “Was” instead? If not, why?
2. Is there a specific rule for when to use “Wie” instead of “Was”?
 

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Hallo RexV!

Wie  and was are two different question words, wie meaning "how" and was meaning "what." So these words are used to ask very different types of questions.

I would recommend going through Lesson 3.7 "Asking Questions" (https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/german/lessons/67/3-7-asking-questions) to learn about the different question words and how they're used.

I hope that this is helpful!

Tschüss!

Liss

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