Lieblich - lesson 4.4

haroldschaffer

The word given for sweet, as in sweet wine, is Lieblich. My translator says the meaning is delightfully. Please clarify. Thank you. Harold

Paul-Weber

Hi Harold, thanks for your post. Very few words only have one meaning. Most words have different meanings depending on the context. If you say "lieblich" when talking about wine it means "sweet" If you say "lieblich" when talking about music - it means "sweet", or "pleasant" If you say "lieblich" when talking about a perfume - it means "sweet" or "delightful or "pleasant". Another word for "sweet" is "süß". Das Baby ist süß - The baby is sweet. Obviously it doesn't mean that the baby tastes sweet, but it means that the baby is cute. Languages are like that. A word can fit many situations and different contexts. I hope that helps.

haroldschaffer

Paul: Thank you for the excellent response to my request for the clarification as to translations for the word "leiblich". Harold

Paul-Weber

Hi there, I'm glad it makes more sense now. Paul

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