https://www.duolingo.com/MarkHat

"Die Frau isst Sandwiche."

February 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Abigail_leong

But how do you know if it is singular or plural for "Sandwiche"?

March 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyTrees89

"die Sandwiche" and "die Sandwiches" are both plural forms of "das/der Sandwich"

March 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chandlermelton

Thanks. I thought I was taking crazy pills

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyTrees89

In Germany it is more common to have open-faced "sandwiches" with one slice of bread and whatever lunch meat, vegetables, cheeses, etc on top. If such a "Sandwich" was made with cheese on top, for example, it would be called "das Käsebrot" or literally "cheesebread". My German grandparents always made their sandwiches this way.

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyTrees89

The plural form of "das [whatever]brot" is always made the same way one makes the plural form of "das Brot" (die Brote), so multiple open-faced cheese sandwiches would be "die Käsebrote"

March 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkHat

Why isn't it "Sandwichen?" I thought "en" usually meant plural.

February 24, 2013

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There are many ways to form plural. You have 0 plural: "der Richter" - "die Richter", -er: "das Kind" - "die Kinder", -e: "der Schuh" - "die Schuhe", umlaut: "der Vater" - die "Väter", umlaut + -e: "die Hand" - "die Hände", umlaut + -er: "das ❤❤❤❤❤" - "die Kräuter", -(e)n: "das Hemd" - "die Hemden", "die Taste" - "die Tasten", -s: "der Schal" - "die Schals". I think that is all.

February 24, 2013
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