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We eat an apple

One example sentence was "Wir essen eine Apfel." In German, does this sound like each person eats their own apple, or that everyone in this group eats one singular apple?

April 1, 2012

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Wir essen einen Apfel would suggest everyone is eating one apple as in they slip up an apple and share it. Hope I could help!

April 1, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/mkahmvet

Same as English. "we're eating an apple" assumes we're sharing. "we're eating apples" suggests we've all got our own. "Wir essen eine Apfel" as opposed to "wir essen Apfeln"

April 3, 2012
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