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"The Girls drink the water."

January 25, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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I'd like to add that "girls" shouldn't be capitalized in English.

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dave.sekowski

I have no idea why in the plural case for "girls" the definite article is "die" instead of "das". Can someone explain this to me?

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Llynnya

For the plural of a word that would normally use 'das' you always use 'die' (das Buch - die Bücher (book), das Haus - die Häuser (house), das Ei - die Eier (egg), etc.)

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Llynnya

Actually now that i think of it, that works for all articles, the plural is always 'die' (der Mann - die Männer, der Hund - die Hunde,etc.)

January 25, 2013

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*Only in the Accusative and Nominative cases. Genitive = der. Dative = den. @Dave, memorizing these tables helps... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_articles

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dave.sekowski

Thanks to both of you. That table will be very helpful. I am sure I will still get caught sometimes when the noun doesn't change and you have to tell whether it is plural by the verb conjugation especially in sentences where the verb/article/noun arrangement is reversed.

January 25, 2013
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