I don't understand why i lost a heart for selecting 'The hounds are eating bread'. The other option is horse, or 'the hound are eating bread' which obviously doesn't make sense. What's going on here? Am i missing something?
Hounds in English (America) usually refer to a specific breeds used for hunting such as blood hounds.
Yes, I was taught fressen for animals, but that was 50 years ago. Have times moved on?
I would like a native or a moderator to confirm what you say. Couldn't it be that since dogs are usually pets and that means you love/respect them you use "isst"? Or "isst" is used because "frisst" is now obsolete?
Hunden is not a word in german you have to memorize the german word's pluralities by yourself. I think it is more of a learning experience.
I don't get it, which is the correct one? I said the first one and I don't understand why it's wrong...
This is the first question I've had so far when there was more than one correct answer. Don't be like me and get these types of questions wrong because you weren't paying attention!
I think it should be" fressen" not "essen" because "essen" is the human form and "fressen" is the animal for eating right?
It used to be but now there is a new way and that wy is saying essen for everything
Can anyone explain why the article gender changes when a noun becomes plural? For example, why does Der Hund become Die Hunde and not Der Hunde?
Die can be for feminine and plural. Here it's Hunde, not Hund - that means it's plural.
It can also be "The dogs eat bread" as in - bread is what these specific dogs generally eat. It was correct when I typed it.
why before dogs is "the"? it's plural. DOGS. in english we use "the" or "a/an" before singular. am I right?
These 'dogs' might be the dogs in front of the speakers, which are eating bread at that moment, but not all dogs of the world..
Are 'essen' for 'are eating', and 'isst' for 'is eating'? Or am I wrong? I don't get it.