"A man and a woman"

Translation:Ein Mann und eine Frau

December 21, 2017



Just wondering, could this also mean "A husband and wife", or would that sentence have completely different wording?

July 22, 2018


If you're not saying whose husband or wife someone is, you would use Ehemann and Ehefrau for the words "husband" and "wife".

So mein Mann is "my husband" but simply ein Mann would just be "a man" -- and ein Ehemann would be "a husband".

July 22, 2018



June 27, 2019


why is the masculine verb Ein used on madchen and not feminine

August 25, 2018


ein is not a verb; it's the indefinite article.

And it's not the masculine form here, but neuter, because the word Mädchen (with capital M and with ä) is grammatically neuter.

The grammatical gender of words does not (in general) have anything to do with the meaning of the word in German -- spoons are masculine, forks are feminine, knives are neuter; persons are grammatically feminine even if the person is male; girls are grammatically neuter even if girls are female; and so on.

August 25, 2018


Ein used for masculine and Eine used for feminine

December 17, 2018


Its missing one

May 21, 2019
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