In english, a orange is gramatically incorrect. "a" is used for consonants and "an" is used for vowels. So, it's an orange.
One of my pet peeves. It drives my crazy when someone uses, "an" instead of, "a" before horrific and historic. There are h-word exceptions; honest, honestly, honor and its' derivatives. I am by far no English scholar so.............
Some people do not pronounce the "h" in horrific and historic, in which case, for them, it is "an". Some other people do pronounce the "h", but use "an" because theybthink it sounds more educated.
And, of course, it means that they are really less educated.
Me too. Is there a word in German for "is"? Because till now all exercises have me using the verb which includes the "is" in it.
Eg: Mann trinkt Wasser = Man is drinking water
So you see, there is no "is". Is this word non-existent in German?
The German word for is is "ist" (Ich bin, du bist, er ist ... = I am, you are, he is...), so it's easy to misread Der Mann isst for Der Mann ist.
I think you can use ist. Im just starting of with this cursus but that is wat i remember from school.
Why should I use "einen" in "Der Mann isst einen Apfel" and "eine" to "Der Mann isst eine Orange"??? HELP!
As it has been already said, Apfel is masculine and Orange is feminine. They both are in Akkusativ form, but for the feminine, the nominativ and the akkusativ form are the same (eine). On the other hand, the Akkusativ form for maskulin (einen) is different from the nominativ (ein). Hope this helped!
Firstly, it's very good for your realizing the accusative object, but the "Apfel" is the masculine word and the "Orange" is the feminine word, and so we must use "eine",not "einen".
Because in this case, both einen Äpfel and eine Orange are both Accusative. Accusative makes only a change to masculine. Den and Einen. DIe and eine (feminine), Das and ein (neutral) , die and eine (plural).
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Does 'isst' and 'ist' sound different when spoken, please? No criticism of Duolingo I am just interested.
Orange begins with a vowel so the correct is "an", not "a". But maybe they have an exception for orange, I don't know.
Since orange is feminine, it remains eine orange in the accusative form as well as the nominative form. For apple though, which is masculine, you have to use einen. Both ein and einen translate to "a" or "an" as per "English rules".
Its not just anytime the word begins with a vowel. Its actually more important that the word begins with the phonetic vowel sound. Even words that begin with consonants can have 'an'
Don't worry - I wrote on a similar question "the woman is a fish" ! Maybe I was thinking about mermaids :)
I thought it was "the man is an orange" after the "I am a banana" example.
If the answer is ONE orange, then the German should say "Der mann isst einmal orange." The man eats an orange is correct in English, not ONE orange.
I'm really confused about the pronunciation of "Orange". Is the "e" at the end of this word silent or not? It is pronounced in this example, but in some other cases, like in the dictionary, it is not: https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/German/orange-Noun/01504dd8e9ed5e96be568302cb1ac709
I wonder why Orange is pronounced as if it is a French word, any ideas? I mean not only [r], but also this nasal [an]-sound
Orange is feminine is German, so it is eine. The Akkusativ form is the same as the nominativ, so it is eine.