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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sleepyjo

"I like the plates."

March 31, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sleepyjo

die Teller is plural too? How do we tell?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian
  • der Teller (nominative) = the plate

  • die Teller (nominative) = the plates


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sleepyjo

urg, ok, thanks :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eitan27

die Teller is also accusative, yes? (especially in this case)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jtts

This is confusing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edem777

Yeah, but here is that: Which one is correct? Doulingo is saying: "Ich mag Teller" means "I like plates", and it seems "Ich mag die Teller" means it too. Ok, it is clear. But i answered the following sentence: "Ich mag Teller" and it was not correct. So now what? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GiulioNotGuilio

Same here. Why "Ich mag Teller" is not correct ? When there is no article, it's understood it's plural, no ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian
  • Ich mag Teller. = I like plates.

  • Ich mag die Teller = I like the plates.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edem777

Thank you! I confused because of the article. Sooner or later i will understand it. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silvanathees

Teller is masculine, so der Teller. But when we refer to it in the plural, we use Die, right? So why is Duolingo saying Teller is a femine noun? :p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

All nouns take "die" in the plural, but that doesn't mean the gender changes. The gender of a noun never ever (!) changes.

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