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Eine is the Feminine Nominative, so we use it in the case of a Frau doing something (or in this case being herself). Einen is the Masculine Akkusative and we use it with Masculine nouns having something done to them.
Use this chart for future reference :) http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm
http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/german/grammar-guides/masculine-feminine/ @darrrrrrr- it usually depends on the suffixes to determine what article it is.
Practice, although German is typically more phonetic that English. For help with German pronounciation: see these links:
The German Alphabet (http://german.about.com/od/pronunciation/a/The-German-Alphabet.htm)
Aussprache - Pronunciation (Part 2) (http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang_abc2.htm)
Pronunciation - Aussprache (Part 3) (http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang_abc3.htm)