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"Ein Kind und ein Mann"

Translation:A child and a man

January 24, 2018



Is it just me or it feels like the voice says "ein kindSH"?


I just heard kind


Definitely KindSH


Yeah I heard that too


The word ''kind'' sounds like kindSH because of the way they say it


I think no, it's kind only


Sounds right for me.


How do i tell of it is one or a


Mann is masculine so it is ein how ever child is not gender specific so I believe it wouldnt get "eine" because thats feminine


Neuter, singular, also gets "ein" for Nominative case, but the question is about one or a and all forms of ein can mean either.


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.


Context as well as emphasis. When we mean “one” (as opposed to some other number) we stress it.


Usually how you tell is though the way it's said like when they say "EINE" it more emphasized than "Ein"


Both eine and ein can mean either one or a.


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?


I wrote the right answer and it was wrong


In English or German, check the instructions for your exercise and take a screenshot to add to your report if it is actually the exact same as above and the form that they asked for.


It says i got it wrong when i got the same words as the correct answer promt


What instructions were you given? For the listen to German and write what you hear, you needed to write in German, but they give you the translation in case you wanted to know.


What's the difference between ein and eine


The form "ein" is used for German nouns which are masculine or neuter in Nominative case and "eine" is used for German nouns which are feminine. I was about to say eine was used for plural, but of course it cannot be plural, but the negative form "keine" can be used for plural as well as for feminine in Nominative case.


Instead of mann I typed man...


Duolingo allows a typo if it does not make another word, but "man" is a different German word, not a noun. All nouns are capitalized in German. The English word "man" = "Mann" The German word "man" = "one" or in some sentences we would use "you" in English though it is not a specific person that we are talking to,


Wish this thing would give the difference between eine and ein, I know they mean the same thing but always use them in the wrong places, wish it told you the difference amd when to use which one


The form "eine" is used with a feminine noun in Nominative or Accusative case while "ein" is used with a masculine noun only in Nominative case or with a neuter noun in Nominatve or Accusative case. Now if a word is not in a sentence like this with no prepositions or anything, you will use Nominative case which is the form of the noun that you will search for in a dictionary, because even the nouns change in some cases.

Check this link thoroughly as it has tables as you scroll down for the indefinite article "ein, ein, eine" (masculine, neuter, feminine and there is no plural form so the table includes the plural of keine which has the exact same endings for all the singular forms), the definite article forms "der, das, die, die" (masculine, neuter, feminine, plural) forms and pronoun forms as they change for case.



Why 'a kid and a man' is wrong?


Kind = child

There are several words that could be used for kid in German.


I do not know the difference in kid and child


The difference is very simple.. kid is more of an informal way of saying a child.. and child is more of a formal way..offspring is also used,but rarely..hopefully u understood..


I type the right translation and they say it must be only type what they said but when i type what they said its wrong again


What did you type? If they say it in German and ask you to type what you hear, then you must type it in German, but it can be hard to understand another language from just the spoken word. The instructions change every time so you need to follow them carefully. All different exercises for this sentence come here.


A child and a man where the error


Did you have the exercise to Listen to German and write what you hear - in German?


A child and a man.. Why I am wrong??


Is it child or kid or small person ahhhhhhhh!


"Ein Kind" = "A child"


How do you know when to use ein and eine


“ein” is for masculine and neuter words in Nominative case and neuter words in Accusative case. “eine” is for feminine and plural nouns in Nominative or Accusative case. https://www.thoughtco.com/the-four-german-noun-cases-4064290


Whom are you agreeing with?


Why is it not "einen" Mann?


There is no verb and no preposition, so it cannot be in Accusative case.


So EVERYTHING WOULD BE "EIN" no matter what gender, in that case?


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. When a word is not in a sentence and there is no preposition or anything, then you would use the Nominative case which is the case that is used to search for nouns in the dictionary. https://www.thoughtco.com/the-four-german-noun-cases-4064290


no audio on the lesson, please check


It says type German, but then I got wronged because suddebly the app says translate.


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.


I don't know when to put eine or ein


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 Nominative form since those are each different: das Kind, der Mann, die Frau, das Mädchen (Yes, surprisingly, the word for girl is neuter in German).


I said all of it & it isn't catching again. Please help me speak it and not just type. (I already know what to type.)


If ein is first in a sentence isnt it supposed to have a e like eine???


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.


Thank you, mizinamo! What would we do without you?


Is someone as confused as I am with the pronunciation of 'Ein' and 'Und' ?


how do you use ein and eine


“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.


I didnt capitalise man


I didnt capitalise man

The German word man is not capitalised, but that's not the word used in this sentence -- which is Mann (capitalised and two N's at the end).


This sentence does not let me speak.


This app is not accepting my voice for reading.....and directly giving error as not correct


I never understood when i was supposed to say "ein" and when i was supposed to say "eine"


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.


Autocorrect made the second ein like this Ein


Check if you accidentally put a period or full stop after und.


Eine Kind is true?

"true" is not correct in your question; it should be "correct".

And no, eine Kind is not correct. It has to be ein Kind, since Kind is neuter, not feminine. eine is for feminine nouns such as eine Gabel "a fork".


It seems like the voice pronounces "kind" the right way when saying the sentence, but the wrong way when saying the word on it's own


Am scris corect,de cr ma corecteaza si imi ia si viata?


I thought it was the not a, is there a difference?


German has definite and indefinite articles, pretty much like in English:

  • ein Mann "a man"
  • der Mann "the man"


I remember kindish because when I was a kid I loved Kinder chocolate


It keeps saying I'm wrong when I'm doing my recording even though I'm right.


In noting the pronounced audio, it seems that this sentence has the same kind of laision as does French? The words "... Kind und ... " sounds like it makes "und" sound like "dund". Is this true?


Yes, it is liaison. the trailing "d" in "Kind" changes the word "und", usually pronounced as "oound", into "dund"?


why is kind SO SOFT and impossible to understand


This case is it "one child and a man" or "A child and a man" How do you guys differ it while speaking.


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".)


How to record our voice


Why did one letter fail me one i lost my heart :(


If the letter changes it to another word, even perhaps a different gender or number, then it won't be accepted.


The app does not play the sound


I wrote "kimd" instead of "kind" and it took it as a correct answer.

Please review.


A typo is allowed if it does not make another word.


How is this pronounced?


It sounds particularly strange for a word familiar in the english language like (kind) definited as being friendly or helpful, which imo is a single syllable in English..but here it sounds more like kindt..and is two syllables.


It uses a short i sound unlike the long i of the English word, but it is not two syllables.


why cant i do #kid and a man#


why cant i do #kid and a man#

Because ein Kind is "a child" and not just "child".


Ein kind und ein man


Ein kind und ein man

No. It's Ein Kind und ein Mann -- capital K, capital M, two -nn at the end.


I wrote it the same, why does it give error?


The same as the English or German and which instructions did Duolingo give you? We cannot see your page from here. Please copy and paste or take a screenshot.


Why the hell dose it say Maria by the way my name is Maria but i put my mum's name


Check with your mum. You are talking to other people who are using this app to learn languages here. She can contact Duolingo.


Why is k in Kind capitalised


Why is k in Kind capitalised

Because it's a noun.

All nouns are capitalised in German.


kind is just like kint


i wanna throw hands because i got it wrong because i didn't capitalize;-;


That is German! All nouns must be capitalized.


i got it wrong because i didn't capitalize

That's not true.

Duolingo (unfortunately) ignores capitalisation.

If you can show us a screenshot so that we can see exactly what you wrote, someone will probably be able to tell you the real error.

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"ein" = "a", "an" or "one", so it cannot be plural

"zwei" = "two"

"drei" = "three"

"some children and some men" = "einige Kinder und einige Männer"

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