I'm guessing the only way to know if Mädchen is plural is through the verb? (e.g. essen, not isst). Nonetheless, still got it right!
You can also tell by the article. "Das" = singular, "Die" = plural. Good job on getting it right through the verb!
How is Kartoffel pronounces as compared to Kartoffeln? They sound the same to me. So I typed Die Mädchen essen Kartoffel
you can hear the "n" sound at the end. it's hard because the "l" sound puts your tongue in a position to very easily say the "n"sound.
You can deduce that it is plural because there is nothing before it (such as an article)
I wrote the correct answer and it shows wrong: "the girls eat potatoes" - also the correct answers it shows that is correct but it shows it wrong...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I noticed that all plural masculine and neuter nouns end with "e" while plural feminine nouns end with "n"(if the word ends with l) or "en"....
Sorry, but I have bad news for you. I wish it was that simple. BUT, there are many endings depending on the word gender, or the own singular ending. Ex: der Apfel - the apple. die Äpfel - the apples. das Buch - the book. die Bücher - the books. der Student - the student. die Studenten - the students. So, you should see the plural form of each one, and you will end remembering instinctively. BTW, there are some rules that may help you: https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/grammar/nouns-and-articles/plural Take look at that and search for others, it can be very helpful. Ps: sorry about any errors/unnatural english, I'm not native.
When it speaks you can't clearly understand whether it is saying Kartoffel or Kartoffeln. It is indistinguishable even on slow speed.
Why does the plural of Kartoffel require an -n ending while the notes for this section explicitly state that -el, -er, -en words do not change endings to form the plural? Is Kartoffel an exception to the rule?
You click the blue circles containing the non-english symbols under the textbox to insert them
If you're using a Mac, you may be able to alt-_ or alt-shift-_, since the alt-____ gives special characters. (I haven't memorized which letters produce what, and it may only work with certain vowels) If you're running Windows, mobile, or Linux, there is no other way, though you may copy the most used one (probably ü) and press ctrl-v anytime you need it. No built-in shortcut, though.
For Windows i believe that there are various combinations using the number pad as well.
I said the gils eat potatoes which I think is just as correct but it scored me wrong
if I translate " Die Mädchen isst kartofeln" then it'll be " the girl is eating potatoes". anyone tell me i have translated correctly or not ?
I wrote "The Girls" and it said that the right answer was 'The Girls'. Am I the only one having this problem?