Translation:I am wearing a dress and you are wearing a skirt.
A german would say "Ich trage ein Kleid und du einen Rock." The "trägst" is not important, because it is the same verb as before. Eventhough it is another form of the verb. I am a native speaker.
You are correct, but even if it's redundant, the point of the exercise is to note the different conjugation of the verb "tragen", as a non native, this exercises are very helpful! Thanks for the heads up though... Very useful information. Have a lingot!
Some people do speak that way in English, but here I think Duolingo is trying to teach the difference between trage and trägst.
Very njce sentence. It shows the difference between trage and tragst very well. Wish more sentences were like this in the app.
If you're counting you'll say "eins, zwei, drei..." but when you're using it as "a" you'll say "ein/eine"
It's the same in english. When saying "a" you will be refering to a singular, as in one.
Example: a house; one house
It tipicaly will just be context that will tell them apart, if they even need to be told apart at all.
Example: ein hause; a/one house
...if the word it's describing is feminine.
ein Rock / one skirt
ein Kleid / one dress
eine Blume / one flower
The word eins can usually be used to mean "one" by itself when counting.
I feel like "I am wearing a dress and you wear a skirt" should be correct. There's no change of tense, just kind of personal choice.
I don't know if it's necessarily incorrect grammar in English, but it seems like bad wording. Unless you're actually talking about different tenses of verbs, it's best to keep things consistent. This makes it look like you are wearing a dress at the moment, and the person you're talking to wears skirts in general.
Yes, but it's neuter, and the article stays ein. This sentence shows both a masculine and neuter word in the accusative case.
The word bank included only one "a." Two of them were needed for "a dress" and "a skirt."
I know this isn't the place to post feedback about the entire exercise, but I just wanted to make sure that it's registered. The task after this question doesn't show up any options to choose from, and we're not able to complete the exercise. Please look into it will ya, Duo?
"I am carrying a dress and you are wearing a skirt" was not accepted but I think it should be, no?
If "trägst" was omitted from the German sentence, like the top comment on this thread talks about, I would understand my sentence not being accepted. If my answer is truly wrong, then how would I say "I am carrying a dress and you are wearing a skirt" in German?
Why is it not "I 'wear' a dress and you are wearing a skirt"? I feel like i should have gotten this correct, but the grammar is wrong.
Why would you use a different tense in the two parts of the sentence?
"I am wearing a dress and you are wearing a skirt" is accepted. (Present continuous: both people are wearing those clothes right now.)
"I wear a dress and you wear a skirt" is also accepted. (Present simple: both people habitually, repeatedly, or in general wear those clothes.)
But "I wear a dress and you are wearing a skirt" sounds odd to me.
I saw in a previous match question that Tragen = are carrying. Is the the same as wearing?
No, not on its own.
But the verb expression ich trage can translate to "I am wearing" -- German doesn't have continuous aspect in its verbs and so the German present may be translated either to English present simple (e.g. "I wear") or present continuous (e.g. "I am wearing") depending on the context (repeated/habitual action or something happening right now).
once rock is referred to as frock but when used as a frock it is corrected sating Skirt, what is the difference between a frock and a skirt?
Why " I wear a cloth and you wear a skirt" is incorrect?
ein Kleid does not mean "a cloth".
ein Kleid is a dress.
In the plural, Kleider can mean "clothes" -- but neither the German nor the English word has a singular form with the meaning "an item of clothing". There is no word "a clothe" in English, and "a cloth" means something completely different.
Why is the r in "Rock" capitalized? Is it just a duolingo thing or does this appear in everyday language? Are there other German words besides Sie that are capitalized in the middle of a sentence?
All nouns are capitalised in German. It's a spelling convention, like how Africa or Jacob are capitalised in English. It shows that Kleid and Rock are nouns as opposed to something else. [2019/05/13]
Forgive me, but mine is an entirely natural English sentence. It means (among other things) to express surprise: "On this occasion I wear a dress, as agreed or instructed, and you, however, are wearing a skirt." There are several other possibilities. No native English speaker would be puzzled by this casual, modest assertion of contrast, which the speaker deliberately downplays by refusing to use "but" or "however" as a way of minimizing the implication of disapproval. .
It makes much more sense to me to use the progressive tense in both parts of the English sentence.
Why "Ein Kleid" doesnt turn into Einen Kleid? Is it because Kleid is neutral?
I know it is basic but i still get confused when to use "du" over "ihr". Help is appreciated. Thanks
I am still confused as when to use du and ihr. Ihr doesn't appear to be plural you. Help appreciated
Why is the first ein in Nominativ and the second in Akkusativ if they're in the exact same context?
Both are in the accusative, it's just that the neuter article ein doesn't change. Only the masculine ein changes in the accusative.
der / das / die / die
ein / ein / eine
den / das / die / die
einen / ein / eine
dem / dem / der / den
einem / einem / einer
des / des / der / der
eines / eines / einer
You could say "you wear a skirt" instead. There is no separate continuous aspect in standard German. [2019/05/13]
Grammatical gender in German is essentially arbitrary.
It's usually pointless to ask "why" a given word has a particular gender, unless an answer such as "for historical reasons" is acceptable (i.e. we say it that way because our parents say it that way, who learned it from their parents, etc.).
Duo good work.Always try to show us the difference by writing everything.After all we are not studying English but rather German.If you want to go to Rome you must be prepared to learn what the Romans do , otherwise you will never never pizza in Rome
what is the difference between trägt and trägst?
Different forms of the same verb, like "wear" and "wears".
trägt is used when the subject is one of er, sie, es (he, she, it), and trägst is used when the subject is du (you - one person whom you know well).
These endings are typical: du verbs end in -st, er/sie/es verbs in -t.
Doesn't tragen mean to shoot? Sorry, I'm probably wrong, but I just wanted to check if anyone else thought that.
Ein Kleid-einen Rock, why the acusative for Rock but not Kleid?
Both words are in the accusative case, and have the corresponding accusative article: neuter accusative ein for the neuter noun Kleid, masculine accusative einen for the masculine noun Rock.
In German, only masculine words have an accusative case form that looks different from the nominative. Feminine, neuter, or plural words always look the same in the nominative and accusative.
(Even in the pronouns: the accusative of sie "she; they" is sie "her; them".)
Im just saying, i wouldnt wear a dress. Only on special occassions and all that.