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"He is a ten."

Translation:Er ist eine Zehn.

January 10, 2013



I wrote "ein Zehn" and got it wrong because it's "eine". Are numbers feminine or is it the context ?


Yes, they are feminine.


Ok, thank you :)


I think he's just hot.


One use of such a phrase in English could be to do with standard clothes sizes, i.e. " He is a size 10" - but it would be good to have a clearer explanation of why the feminine form of "eine" is required here, when that meaning is not indicated.


Are number always feminine or can they be neuter/masculine in other contexts?


What means "a ten"? It's not his age, is it? And nor he's the 10th either... Or is it just to practice numbers when they're nouns.


I assume the latter. It's an odd and random, but grammatical correct sentence. The only explanation that fits translation and original sentence would be a rating of his appearance, but I'm really just guessing here.


agree with Fisherliz, could do with an explanation why the feminine eine is used in this sentence, it could also be shoe size


I think this sentence should be removed from the test. It's a nonsense


As a mother I use sentences like this a lot. When a family member wants to know what size of clothes or shoes a child wears to buy them a present, I usually reply this way.

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