The German's starting to effect my English. I'll sometimes think tea is spelled tee, write wine as wein, or write 'This Orange is amazing."
It was so difficult to me when I started to study English after Germany language. German language brokes your mind, your pronounce. My first language is Russian.
The audio for Orange sounds French, is this actually how it is pronounced? Does anyone have an IPA transcription or something I could look at?
From what I've read, it is supposed to be like a French r, pronounced toward the throat, but cleaner.
Orange is a feminine word. Einen is used when a masculine word is being acted upon.
In German, all nouns can be masculine, feminine, or neuter, regardless of whether they are animate of not.
das Messer "the knife" is neuter, die Gabel "the fork" is feminine, der Löffel "the spoon" is masculine.
And so die Orange "the orange" (fruit) happens to be feminine.
The grammatical gender of a noun typically has no relation to the natural gender of the object that the noun refers to.
Even for nouns referring to animates, e.g. neuter Mädchen for female "girl", or feminine *Person" for a person of any gender.
When I pronounce "Ich," I always imagine I am hissing like a cat. That's me, though.
Check these two links out:
The = der/die/das A = ein/eine
"The" is used for a specific orange. In English it's called a definite article. "A" could refer to any orange. We call it an indefinite article.
Hope this helps!
There is no difference in German -- there is only one present tense, not separate simple and continuous ones.
The ''orange pronounciation sounds weird because it sounds more french than german