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"I eat one fish sandwich."

Translation:Ich esse ein Fischsandwich.

March 19, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/agcwall

I can't figure this out... is sandwich masculine or neuter? It seems to change depending on if it's by itself, has cheese, or has fish. What gives?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germandy

No, no, it doesn't change depending on what's on the sandwich. ;o) The problem is that "Sandwich" can apparently be both, masculine and neuter. Although I have to say, I find "der Sandwich" very awkward and have always heard and used "das Sandwich", in my opinion you should stick to that.
The indefinite article ein is for both masculine and neuter nouns, by the way (feminine: eine).

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