"Die Frau hat einen Teller."

Translation:The woman has one plate.

April 10, 2013



Whats the difference between "Platte" and "Teller" ?

July 23, 2014


Dec 29, 2014 - I seem to recall that die Platte is more platter-like, larger, used for serving, and you eat off of der Teller. I could be wrong - it's been decades since I was in Germany.

December 29, 2014


why not using ein instead of einen?

April 10, 2013


In this sentence, "Teller" is in the accusative case, so being a masculine word, it requires "ein" to be declined to "einen."

November 16, 2013


Hmm, I didn't think "having" was part of the accusative case. Thanks.

May 5, 2015


Accusative appears any time there is a direct object. You shouldn't guide yourself by seeing the verb, but rather the sentence as a whole.

August 2, 2015


Could this be translated "The wife has a plate."? Which I suppose would mean "my wife" -- I'm still trying to figure out this usage. Germans (or maybe just Duolingo), seem to be big on using definite article for relatives.

June 5, 2015


"Die Frau" simply means "the woman". "Meine Frau" means "My woman" which more conversationally means "My Wife"

October 4, 2018


Does anyone else have the urge to translate this as, "The woman has a magician"?

January 30, 2016
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