https://www.duolingo.com/Paul_Liferenko

"Die beiden Frauen"

6 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/czokczok
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Both - beiden. Why is that not correct?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beckalina
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Because you can't say 'the both women'. There is a difference in meaning between 'both women' and 'the two women' after all so you've just got to translate everything as closely as possible.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexSarbu
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it works also.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nata.ao

why "the both women" is not accepted?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndaMcB

"The both women" is not grammatically correct in English, it has to be "the two women". However, "Both the women" is correct.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starvingartist60

It would have to be "both women" or "both of the women" to be grammatically correct in English.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WikangMagiting

I answered "Both the women" on my first attempt, Duolingo marked it wrong. Thanks for clarifying that it's permissible though!

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pctrollbreath
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Looks like this has been updated, just marked it correct for me.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MusicMan82
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The spelling of "women" is admittedly very odd. I heard that, long ago, the person who decided to spell it that way owned a printing press and was considering "wimin" but decided that it would have too many vertical lines to read easily. Whether this is true or not, it's a story that illustrates that the spelling does not follow any conventional logic.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherle
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Singular = woman [ˈwʊmən]

Plural = women [wɪmɪn].

The fact that the "o" is pronounced like an "e" or "i" in the plural does not alter the spelling.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ComboViera
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Why beiden and not beide?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherle
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The endings of "beide" are the same as those for adjectives, i.e. among other things they depend on whether there is an article before the word "beide" or not: "Die beiden Frauen sind schön" vs. "Beide Frauen sind schön".

See: http://goo.gl/ckc6j

Background information on adjective endings: http://coerll.utexas.edu/gg/gr/index.html?si=adj

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tracker007

Why would "beide" be used instead of "zwei" to say "The two women"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bel25bel

Just what I was wondering...?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slug_a_bed

Is this understood to be in the nominativ?

How would one say "the two women "if it were in the dativ position in the sentence? eg "I am eating noodles with the two women."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kocsis
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The both women - it is correct too! but is not accepted, this is a mistake I think

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WikangMagiting

"The both women" is not accepted in English. In this situation, the order of the words is important. It can be "Both women" or "The two women."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Sorry, but " the both women" is not acceptible in Eng.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/northbear4752

Why not "both those women?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beckalina
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The sentence does not say 'those', it says 'the'.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angelmyles

my audio always sounds something diffrent

5 years ago
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