Why is "Our clothing" incorrect?
I thought that the plural "die Kleider" can also mean clothes or clothing.
It's not incorrect, just a missing alternative. I recommend that you report it.
First time through the lesson I typed " Our Clothes". It said "Wrong, 'Our Clothing'" - at the end of the lesson, when it asks again, I typed that and it said "Wrong, 'Our Clothes'" WTF DuoLingo?
i dont really understand i thought Unsere meant something else? i know Kleider means dresses but im confused
"Unser" only ever means "our". The -e is added because Kleider is in the nominative plural.
Neither of those are German words, but I'm guessing you're asking about Kleider and Kleidung (capitalised).
The difference is about the same as between "clothes" and "clothing" -- i.e., they mean more or less the same, but Kleider (clothes) is grammatically plural while Kleidung (clothing) is grammatically singular.
Further, in German, Kleider can also specifically mean "dresses" as well as generically "clothes".
Like English "clothes", Kleider doesn't have a singular -- you can't talk about "one clothe" or ein Kleid in the sense of "one article of clothing". (ein Kleid can only mean "one dress".)
Can't believe this still has not been corrected since it was reported at least 8 months ago. Our clothing....is correct