"The child does not eat oranges."

Translation:Das Kind isst keine Orangen.

2/28/2013, 1:31:17 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/shvonk
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Shouldn't it be "isst keinen Orangen"? Since Orangen is plural (die Orangen becomes den Orangen >> keinen Orangen)

2/28/2013, 1:31:17 PM

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1) "ein" words (kein-, mein-, sein-) follow the declension pattern of "ein":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_declension#Indefinite_articles.5B2.5D

2) In the nominative case, orange is "die Orange" (feminine noun, singular) and "die Orangen" (plural). "Die Orangen only becomes "den Orangen" in the dative case.

3) In this sentence, "keine Orangen" is in the accusative case, so "keine Orangen" is correct. "Keinen Orangen" would be dative.

Hope that helps!

2/28/2013, 6:08:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/shvonk
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Ja, danke, I realized that later when I thought about it.

2/28/2013, 6:56:06 PM

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Is it also correct to say: Das Kind isst Orangen nicht ?

3/22/2014, 2:43:45 PM

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That was my answer and it was accepted.

4/21/2014, 8:16:45 PM

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Can there be two correct positions of nicht for the same sentence..?

5/11/2014, 7:03:07 PM

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5/17/2014, 6:34:25 PM

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Why can "Keine" be used here? I thought it could only be used to replace an indefinite article..

5/11/2014, 7:05:14 PM

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Why instead of kein,we cant say esse nicht oe in this case,isst nicht....???? Kein for making a noun negative,and for do not eat,we say esse nicht for example(for making verb negative this time,no the noun) Plz sb response....tnx

5/29/2014, 4:56:06 AM
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