I really struggle to understand the gender thing, child is gender neutral? but when it is plural, children become female? even if there are boys and girls in the group? is this something we just need to learn or is there a rule to explain these changes?
'Die' is the article for a feminine singular word, but also for a no-matter-what-gender word. So the singular could be masculine, feminine or neuter, but its plural article will ALWAYS be 'Die'. Ex: Der Junge-> die Jungen; die Frau-> die Frauen; das Handy (phone)-> die Handys
Hope this helped!
This literally just helped me so much.. Thank you for helping that clear up!
Because that'd be impossible to pronounce. Umlaut signalizes a different pronunciation, see Mann with a as in car, but Männer with ä similar to e, such as in get. Ü is similar to the i in bit, see grün
Yes ive been getting a wrong answer too even tho im doing it right it must be a.glitch
Peoplessssss.... German is very complicated when it comes to articles. Der(masculine), Die(feminine and plural), Das(neuter). And that is only for nominatives. The article does not determine the gender of the noun but rather the word itself. They aren't any general rules for knowing which word fits under which gender. So my advice would be to learn the gender and the noun as one word.
Not really. If it were 'a woman' then it would have been 'eine Frau' but in this case it has to be 'the women' because: 1) 'Die' is the article that is used for all plurals (no matter the gender) with the meaning of "the" not "a/an". 2) Frauen is plural, because its singular is 'Frau'. Hope this helped :)
Why does kinder have "die" in front of it when it's a neuter word? Or is this an error?
Yes, it's wrong. "woman" is singular, when there is one woman -- if there are many, as in this sentence, it has to be "women" with an -e- in the second syllable.
Why "kinder" will be "die" at the begining of the word.? I thought that would "der" is much more familiar with it.
The pronouns go as follows: ich, du, er/sie/es for singular (I, you, he/she/it) wir, ihr, sie/Sie for plural (we, you, they/formal you)