https://www.duolingo.com/awksya_fortune

"Ich esse mein Sandwich."

January 12, 2013

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/awksya_fortune

Can somebody tell me why this doesn't say "Ich esse meinen Sandwich"? As in in the accusative case? Excuses for being slow. ^^

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GregTrotter

I think I read somewhere that Sandwich can be either der or das. In this case, it's using the neutral case.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

Both cases are correct, but I've really never heard someone using 'der', so 'das' is probably the most common, as used here. So: This is the accusative neuter case, aine. Take a look at this chart: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mein#Inflection

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Krello

In the previous examples, "sandwich" has been used as a masc. word. Makes no sense to use the neut. at this point.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/thiagoleal

Exactly, that totally got me now.

February 6, 2013
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