"die" is the definite article for any plural - masculine, feminine and neuter.
That clears some things up. So far der die and das are the one think messing me up is I dont understand when one is right and amother isnt
And "-e" plurals are relatively common as well. e.g., der Hund - die Hunde, der Schuh - die Schuhe. Some "-e" plurals also take a vowel shift, e.g., die Hand - die Hände.
No it is not: Hund, the singular, is denoted with a masculin "der". However, since the noun is Hunde, plural, the denotation is always die.
To re-cap: Singular: Masculin "Der" Plural: Plural "Die"
Yes, unless you are using Dative case (then it's "Den") or Genitive case ("Der")
Thank you, I see. How about "die" and "das", do they turn to be "die" when donate plural nouns?
I believe so, yes (if my learning so far is on the ball :P ). Think of 'die' in the case of a plural as the plural article, rather than the feminine article being used for the plural. In all cases, plural has a particular article which replaces the gender-specific article.
Can't "Hund" also mean "Hound" and not just "dog"? It's an archaic word by today's standards, but it's still a word.
Cognates can change meanings... deer no longer means "any (small) animal" (Tier), silly no longer means "blessed" (selig), knight no longer means "servant" (Knecht), etc. etc.
Conversely, in German the meaning of Gift narrowed from "anything given" to "poison".
Whilst it might seem a little archaic to say hound instead of dog it hasn't fallen entirely out of fashion here in the UK. The term hound particularly applies to dogs used for hunting, tracking and racing. Referring to one's pet as a hound does however give it an air of gothic menace and so one occasionally hears the term used ironically by owners of small fluffy dogs.
Because the singular noun is "Katze" - it already ends in an "e", so an "n" is added. This is the case with many plurals.
In German, plural words have many types of endings. This link has some examples: http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a/pluralnouns.htm
It says ''write what you hear'' and you would think you could write down jjust what you hear
There are an array of endings, and changes for plurals. Some add -e. Some add -en. Some add -s. Some change the vowel to an umlauted vowel, with or without ending changes. Some nouns don't change at all.
It has the article die (a single 'Hund' would have der)
It has an extra e on the end of the word. The singular would be 'Hund'.
Write them down and study. Make flashcards of them and have a friend quiz you. One note is that all plurals are 'die'.
Nope. My professor says in Germany when they speak, they just drop it all and say "d' ___", like "d' mann", "d' frau", etc
If you're on computer, there are buttons below all text boxes requiring you to type German letting you do all the special characters.
If you're on mobile, you can usually hold the button for the letter without the umlaut, and the alternative for the letter with umlaut will usually pop up.
I can't finish the tests on conversations and animals because when it gets to the part that you have to write down what you heard there is no audio. What can I do about this one?
Why "die hunde" not "die hunden" ? What we add in plural ? "er" like kinder "en" like frauen "e" like hunde " " like madchen
In general, you have to learn the plural form separately for each word.
So does "Die" always replace "der, die, das" when the word is plural no matter what the gender is?
Yes, because as my professor told me, when something becomes plural it changes to female gender. But I don't remember if she ever explained why.
No, things don't become female in the plural.
The articles in the plural are similar to the ones for feminine singular, but not identical.
Specifically, dative plural is den but dative feminine is der.