"I have only one postage stamp."

Translation:Ich habe nur eine Briefmarke.

April 5, 2018



Is "Ich habe JUST eine Briefmarke" wrong?

July 2, 2019


Why is "eins" not accepted here? Does that not mean "one" (the number)?

April 5, 2018


"Eins" does mean "one", but it is merely the name of the number, the base form if you will. You would afaik only use it when doing math.

I'm sure you know that for singular nouns you need an article, and the indefinite article in German so happens to be the word "one".

Thus German does not distinguish between "a stamp" and "one stamp" - it's the same thing.

April 5, 2018
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