Ita actually kind if the same word if you think about it. You can say "one bird" and "a bird" interchangeably so in german it's essentially the same word. A/one can be either ein, eine, einen or other interactions of the base "ein" depending on the gender of the word its describing and the case the sentence is in.
they might have not seen any mistakes before then (and for all you know they might have stopped immediatly after) and also computers are not infallible even if usually right- pointing out mistakes is important so that nobody learns something wrong however the 'mistake' should've been pointed out
When I use my phone microphone, duolingo does not recognize what I'm saying as "correct." However, when I say it through my earbud microphone, it recognizes me clearly, and I'm correct each time. Will I always have to use duolingo with my earbuds?
Also, when I translate a sentence from English to German, I use the umlaut where needed, and duolingo corrects me. Is this because it recognizes that I'm an english-speaker who normally may not have that function on a keyboard or something?
The singular “Mann” does not have an umlaut though the plural form does. Do you have an example, screenshot?
“ein” is “a” or “an” for a noun that is masculine or neuter in German and “eine” is “a” or “an” for a noun that is feminine in German. This is all for the Nominative case. In Accusative case, “ein” is still used for neuter and “einen” is used for masculine while “eine” is still used for feminine.
The ending changes for gender (masculine, feminine or neuter), for number (singular or plural) and for case (Nominative case, Accusative case, Dative case or Genitive case).
In the Nominative case (such as for the subject of a sentence or the predicate nominative which comes after the verb “to be” and refers back to the subject), “ein” is used for masculine and neuter nouns and “eine” is used for feminine nouns and all plural nouns of all genders.
“ein” is for masculine and neuter words in Nominative case and neuter words in Accusative case. “eine” is for feminine nouns in Nominative or Accusative case. https://www.thoughtco.com/the-four-german-noun-cases-4064290
How do you guys differ it while speaking.
In writing: you can't.
In speech: ein, eine is usually stressed when it means "one" and usually unstressed when it means "a, an".
(Similarly, der, die, das are usually stressed when they mean "that" and usually unstressed when they mean "the".)
No, “eine” is used for feminine nouns in Nominative and Accusative cases, but “ein” is used for neuter and masculine nouns in Nominative case, while masculine nouns change to “einen” in Accusative case, but neuter nouns use “ein” again in Accusative case. https://www.thoughtco.com/the-four-german-noun-cases-4064290
No, they often show you the translation in case you wanted to know the translation, even though the instructions were to write what you hear. What did you put? The German could have been wrong. Many different exercises may be used for this sentence and may come to this page. Take a screenshot to add to your report.
The form “eine” is used for feminine nouns and the form “ein” is for masculine singular and neuter singular nouns. All this is for Nominative case, for nouns used as subjects of verbs and predicate nominatives which come after a form of to be or “sein”.
Kind is neuter and Mann is masculine. I recommend you memorize each noun with its definite article in Accusative form since those are each different: das Kind, der Mann, die Frau, das Mädchen (Yes, surprisingly, the word for girl is neuter in German).
If ein is first in a sentence isnt it supposed to have a e like eine???
ein comes before masculine or neuter words such as ein Löffel (a spoon - masculine) or ein Messer (a knife - neuter)
eine comes before feminine words such as eine Gabel (a fork - feminine).
Whether the word is first in a sentence or not is irrelevant.