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Can somebody please explain me the difference between using "eine" and "einen" in this sentence?
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
"Der" is for masculine nouns. "Die" for feminine nouns. "Das" for neutral nouns.
Der , Die = The
Der for Male Die for Female
Example : der Mann = the man die Frau = the woman
In German the words have gender and separate from what they refer to. So even though a girl is feminine, the word Mädchen is neuter.
Because if the diminutive suffix chen. Apparently, any noun with 'chen' becomes "neuter." So "ein" is the way to go here.
http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/german/grammar-guides/masculine-feminine/ @darrrrrrr- it usually depends on the suffixes to determine what article it is.
By hearing the lady saying it then having to type it out is a little difficult. Is there a way to learn the spelling just by hearing it?
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)
Germans capitalize nouns. it makes it easier to find the nouns in different sentences
I don't how much far I'll go with German, but the pronunciation of "Ich" will always be an issue.
"Ich bin eine Frau" But "Ich bin ein Mann" Why second sentence use "ein" not "einen"?
"Einen" is used for masculine nouns in the Accusative case (Direct object), and "Ein" is used for the Nominative case (Subject). "Ist" does not preform an action on "Mann" and therefore uses the Nominative "Ein".