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"A woman eats oranges."

Translation:Eine Frau isst Orangen.

March 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sleepy_gonzalez

Why can't I answer with 'Die Frau isst Orangen' as well as 'Eine Frau isst Orangen'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tedexline

Die=The, Eine=A.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dpatt711

It says the other answer is Eine Frau isst Apfelsinen. for A woman eats oranges


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

What's your question? "Apfelsine" is another word for "Orange".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dpatt711

is there a specific time to use one or the other?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

It's more of a regional thing. "Apfelsine" is more or less only used in northern and central Germany.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eeny

Why not Eine Dame instead of Eine Frau?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

"Eine Dame" = "a lady"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvdogMusic

What's wrong with "essen" in this case?

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