I always get "ein" and "eine" mixed up. Does anyone have a solution for me?
Repeating what Cameron143357 said will not make it more correct.
eine Person is a person, for example -- it can be a male person or a female person, but the word is always grammatically feminine.
ein Mädchen is a girl -- girls are female but the word is not feminine but neuter.
The choice of ein or eine does not depend on whether the word refers to a male person or a female person or an inanimate object. It depends on the grammatical gender of the word, which is a property of the word and not necessarily related to anything in the real world.
More specifically, ein is for nouns that are grammatically masculine or neuter, eine for nouns that are grammatically feminine.
ein Mädchen "a girl" refers to a female person but the noun is neuter; eine Person "a person" can refer to a male person but the noun is feminine.
So you have to pay attention to the grammatical gender of the word, not to the natural gender of the thing that the word refers to.
I didn't know that Ehefrau was a word, but Frau can mean: woman, wife, or missus/Mrs.
I want to be able to say mann and und and the same time like the audio clip...
Yes just hold the letter in and you wil get an option of different accents and things such as umlauts äëüïö hold s for: ß
Probably German and Austrian keyboards. Look up alt-codes for typing on other keyboards.
In general, translate Frau as "woman" and Dame as "lady".
Sometimes, "lady" is accepted for Frau because some English speakers use "lady" simply as a polite synonym for "woman", whether she is particularly "ladylike" or not. But if you don't want to worry about it, just use Frau = "woman".
The speed was too fast and can you tell where 'eine' comes and where 'ein' comes.
"Eine" is used for FEMININE words, and "ein" is used for MASCULINE and NEUTER words, grammatically speaking. It's like the difference between "la" and "el" in Spanish.
My recommendation is to translate Frau as "woman". That should always be accepted; "lady" might not be. "lady" is better for Dame.
The course sometimes accepts "lady" for Frau because many English speakers use "lady" as a polite word for a woman, whether she is particularly noble or not.