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"Du hast keine guten Schuhe."

March 1, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lazanha747

Isnt Schuhe masculine? Der Schuhe?

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky

"der Schuh (Sg.)" - "die Schuhe (Pl.)"

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertLunkez

Well, if it is plural, why 'gut' takes a -en in its end (guten) ? It's supposed to be 'gute' because it's plural in accusative, isn't it?

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky

It is plural accusative and -en is correct. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gut#Declension

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jmilanezi

I'd like to know if my reasoning makes sense: 'keine' might be used in the same cases in which "ein" is suitable. So, "kein" would be the negative of an object, whereas "nicht" would be the negative of an action or state. If so, when the object is in the plural, why does "(k)ein" remains in singular? why not "keinen", for instance?

April 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hutcho66

'Kein' isn't an adjective, it's an article (the zero article to be exact). Hence, it has different inflection rules to adjectives. It inflects in the same way as the possessive articles, i.e. in the accusative (such as in this statement), we have masc = 'keinen', neut = 'kein', fem = 'keine', and plural = 'keine'. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_declension#Indefinite_articles.5B2.5D

July 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/liminal

Where is the word 'any' stated in this? surely its implied simply by leaving it out.

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KendallHolm

its a given. It sounds more natural with it in English

August 24, 2013
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