Elefanten or Elefant?
I'm sort of new to this, and although I thought I was going quite well, I stumbled across something that is really confusing me. I'm hoping someone out there far more educated on the German language can help me understand this a little better.
If I was to translate "She has an elephant", I would have said "Sie hat einen Elefant", yet a number of questions on this site suggest that it is actually "Sie hat einen Elefanten", which I would have taken as "She has an elephants"... Am I missing something here? Thanks in advance!
An elephant drinks = Ein Elefant trinkt.
Elefant is subject ie nominative case thus "Ein Elefant"
She has an elephant = Sie hat einen Elefanten.
Elefant is object ie accusative case thus "einen Elefanten"
As correctly stated before : "in all non-nominative forms, Elefant is Elefanten." In the wiki page you can see all cases in the table on the right for singular plural.