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"This man has a horse."

Translation:Dieser Mann hat ein Pferd.

March 28, 2013



How do you know when to use diese or dieser? I used diese and it was wrong :c


Maskulin Nominativ: dieser Mann Akkusativ: diesen Mann Dativ: diesem Mann Genitiv: dieses Mannes

Plural Nominativ: diese Männer Akkusativ: diese Männer Dativ: diesen Männern Genitiv: dieser Männer

Femen Nom: diese Frau Akk: diese Frau Dat: dieser Frau Gen: dieser Frau

neutral Nom: dieses Kind Akk: dieses Kind Dat: diesem Kind Gen: dieses Kindes


My total guess: Man uses der/ dieser, which are male. Diese being for the neutral and feminine words? Once more, just a guess. I would love confirmation.


When Mann is the subject Pferd is the direct object therefore you must adjust dies/e to the appropriate form: Diese stays the same for fem Dieses is neut (this is common depending on the ending of a word) Dieser is masc (since the word ending it is -er not -en)


Yeah, masc. uses "dieser", fem. uses "diese". And neutral words use "dieses".


BTW what is used in accusation?


Correct, this is when Man is the subject of the sentence.


This is how Duo explained in Tips.

Masculine words. Der is convertd to dieser For feminine words : Die is converted to Diese For neutral words: Das converts to Dieses


Technically speaking, check the case and the gender. If nominative masculine then dieser


Dieser is for masculine words and diese for feminine and neutral words. You can remember this by taking the er from der Mann and putting it behind "dies". ie: der= dieser and die= diese (just take the e at the end of die)


why is it "ein" instead of "einen" Pferd


"das Pferd" is neuter. "einen" is for masc.


Thank you I had the same doubt! :)


I'm confused. Then, when is einer, if here (masc.) is einen?


This has to do with the four cases (Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive). Here's a chart.

Cases/Fälle: Indefinite Articles

<pre> Nominativ Akkusativ Dativ Genitiv </pre>

Masculine ein einen einem eines Feminine eine eine einer einer Neuter ein ein einem eines Mehrzahl keine keine keinen keiner

So, as you can see, even though you can say "Dieser Mann", you never say "Einer Mann". But this is too much information. Here are some examples:

Masculine: "Ein Mann gibt einem Hund einen Knochen." (A man gives a dog a bone.) Mann, Hund and Knochen are all masculine, but Mann is Nominative while Hund is Dative and Knochen is Accusative. To change the form of "ein" is to change the meaning of the German sentence.

"Einem Mann gibt ein Hund einen Knochen." Means (A dog gives a man a bone.)

Mein and Dein follow the rules for "Ein".

So if I say "Ich koche meiner Familie." I am saying "I cook for my family."

BUT if I say "Ich koche meine Familie. I am saying "I cook my family."

I just love German!!! LOL


Why dieser and not das?


Why dieser, not dies?


How will I know when a noun is neuter or masculine or feminine ?


is the horse considered Masculine or Neutral, i mean do we say "Das Pferd" or "Der Pferd" in german ? cause i thought it should be "einen Pferd" in this sentence translation! makes sense anyone ?


Why not the accusative einen for Pferd?


Whats the difference between nominative and accusative?


Wouldn't ein be eine because pferd is feminine?

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