Der Schuh in singular,Die SchuhE in plural,bot ,the article and ending has changed.All plurals have DIE as article,no matter of gender they are in in singular form.
does it matter what case the word is in? "the shoes" in the accusitive would be "die Schuhe," not "den Schuhe," for example?
The case would matter because in some cases plural words do not use the article 'die'. In nominative and accusative, both use 'die' as the plural definite article. In dative, the plural definite article is 'den'. In all cases 'die Schuhe' would take the plural articles rather than the masculine.
Does anyone else feel the need to go to forvo,com (or any other pronunciation website) all the time because they are not sure about Duolingo's pronunciations?
Yeah, because "shuhe" sounded a bit like "shule"! To totaly different things
I'm always getting caught out with "er" and "ihr". I need to fine tune my ears.
When I put the mouse over Schuhe I see "shoe" as one of the options, so why is "the shoe" not correct?
Shoe is always Masculine, if in a nominative there is a Die before it means the word is in it plural form
Nouns can have three articles in German: die, das, and der. Der is masculine, for example a singular shoe, der Schuh. Die is feminine and put in front of feminine words like die Frau. And das is neuter in words like das Mädchen. When nouns become plural, ALL NOUNS change to die article. Die Frauen, die Schuhe, die Mädchen (note how the article is the only thing that changed to make Mädchen plural).
the option "Schuhe" is not avaliable as an answer. Duo, please correct it. Thanks
Could one say 'Sie tragt die Schuhe' to mean 'she wears shoes', in the same way that 'Sie tragt einen Rock' means 'she wears a dress'?
You'd need to use the correct spelling with the umlaut: trägt, and your sentence would mean "She wears the shoes", but you have the right idea.
You have to simply remember both of them. However, whenever something is plural, ypu always use "die," no matter the gender
Is the second H in Schuhe pronounced as a glottal fricative (like the H in "hat") or does it simply signal the prolongation of the last vowel?
They don't seem to pronounce the H, it is simply a prolongation of the last vowel
If Schuhe is plural, then don't offer "shoe" as a solution, particularly if we didn't encounter this word yet.
Nice of them to have me write a word I've never seen before and have no idea how to spell!