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"I have one fish and she has two fish."

Translation:Ich habe einen Fisch und sie hat zwei Fische.

June 24, 2018



Why is it einen Fisch and not eins Fisch, since eins means 1?


"Eins" is the number 1, e.g. "Eins plus eins ist zwei". It is also used if there is no noun following: "Wie viele Kinder hast Du?" "Eins." If there is a noun following, German always uses the indefinite article: "Ich habe ein Kind.", never "Ich habe eins Kind" (in correct language...). The difference between "I have one child" and "I have a child" would only be in the pronunciation: "Ich habe ein (one) Kind" vs. "Ich habe ein (a) Kind".


Thank you! I knew that the indefinite article in this sentence was einen, but was confused why they used the indefinite article instead of the number.


Why is it einen and not ein?


Thank you. I know all of the german articles already. I was just confused why the indefinite article was used instead of the word for the number 'one.'


eins = 1. ein is the indefinite article for a..


Einen ist because this sentence replyes to acusative question

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