"The bears are eating the fish."
Translation:Die Bären fressen die Fische.
What is the differnce between fisch and fische. Because I put "Die Bären fressen die Fisch" but the question doesn't say that it is fish plural, it says the bears are eating the fish not the fishes. Why does it want Fish = Fische when it should be Fishes = Fische and Fish = Fisch ???
(das) Essen is a noun.
All the others are conjugated verb forms of either essen or fressen:
In general one uses fressen for animals, essen for human beings.
When you are referring to animals, you use "fressen" instead of "essen." This also applies to the singular animal eating, "frisst."
If you use Duolingo on the actual website (not the app), when you click on the lesson, it will show a picture of a lightbulb. Click on the lightbulb and it will explain this better (these lightbulbs are on all the lessons for tips related to each lesson).
I hope this helped a little.
'Die Bären fressen den Fisch' returns an incorrect answer. Unfortunately, you cannot tell from English whether 'fish' is singular or plural, so both 'fressen den Fisch' and 'fressen die Fische' are acceptable without that context. Consider adding a flag to questions like this to indicate whether the translation requires a singular or plural form. DuoLingo is great, and I wouldn't want you demoralizing trainees and undermining their trust in the app! :)
is Bären an irregular plural noun? because it doesnt seem to follow any of the patterns listed for this lesson. Its singular form is one syllable and masculine. According to the pattern, shouldnt it be Bärer? the same goes with the word "der Mensch" --> "die Menschen" I am very confused