I'm a German newbie and I'm trying to translate
"Der Wein schmeckt dem Mann"
Der Wein = the wine, subject schmeckt = ? tastes ? dem Mann = to the Mann
I can't give this sentence a meaningful translation, can someone help me out please?
Schmecken itself does not need to be determined more precisely, e. g. by an adverb.
If it is used alone, it indicates something is tasty.
Die Birnen schmecken, aber die Äpfel nicht
This can be translated
The pears taste good, but the apples do not.
dem Mann is the indirect object saying to whom the wine tastes good.
The mother dishes up and the boy says
"Das schmeckt mir nicht."