"You have houses."
Translation:Du hast Häuser.
I said "Du hast Häusern" and got it wrong. I think I forgot that the plural is actully Häuser. Does it become Häusern in dative plural? How many such nouns are there?
Yes, "Häuser" becomes "Häusern" in the dative plural. All nouns add an -(e)n in the dative plural. The only exception are nouns whose nominative plural already ends in -n (e.g. die Frauen) or ends in -s (e.g. die Autos).
Here, however, "houses" is the direct object. For almost all direct objects, you have to use the accusative case, not the dative. That's why no -n is added.
Hi katherle im having a bit of an hard time understanding all of thisn can you give me some examples of when u use houser and housern or can u maybe share a link that explain longer the rules u just stated? Thank you
Yes. Thats how they taught it in school, and it really makes it clearer. I wish this app would use and accept "y'all" instead of inferring you (guys)
Is "Hast du Hauser." appropriate here, or does that wording imply a question (Hast du Hauser?)?
Sie is the formal version of you, used for strangers, elders - anyone you'd speak politely to, wouldn't call by their first name etc
I: ich You: du (sing, inf.) He/She/It: er/sie/es We: wir You: ihr They: Sie/sie
I guessed "Du hast Hausen" and Duo marked it correct (noting that I needed an umlaut). However, "Hausen" appears to be incorrect. Is it correct and I am missing something? Or, should I report it? TIA
Isn't (Ihr ) used in plural? Why should we use (habt) instead of ( haben)
Is "Du hat Häuser" wrong? I am confused about when I should use "hat" and "hast".