"We are eating his bananas."

Translation:Wir essen seine Bananen.

January 12, 2018



Why not seinen Bananen?

January 12, 2018


Accusative plural of "sein(e)" is "seine" (for all genders). "Seinen" is accusative singular for masculine nouns (e.g. "der Apfel" - "Wir essen seinen Apfel.").

January 12, 2018


Thank you, and why is it not "sein bananen"?

March 14, 2018


because it is plural, :)

March 19, 2018


Hallo! Why would i use seine instead of ihn? danke

April 1, 2019


"Seine", "sein", and "seinen" are for "his". "Ihn" is for "him". Hope this helps :)

May 16, 2019


Can someone explain this to me a bit clearer why seine Bananen and seinen orangensaft? i need to understand all this stuff in a more basic context otherwise i'm going to go do first grade english again...

June 6, 2018


We are talking about someone having/eating something, so we are using the accusitive case. It is essential to unserstand the cases, there are four of them. I found it really hard, got stuck here for about a month. But, once you get it much of this makes sense. For now, to answer your question, when the piece of fruit is owned/eaten by the subject, the sentence is nominative, then a plural piece of fruit will always be seinE. The E is the sign of it referring to a plural, or a female thing. A male object will be seinen, and a neutral object will be sein.

June 19, 2018


How did you understand them

February 7, 2019


Practise, friend

March 25, 2019


Why are the above talking about accusative when the "his" is genitive?

June 16, 2019
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