"A woman is eating an egg."

Translation:Eine Frau isst ein Ei.

April 11, 2013

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Could I write "Eine Frau isst einen Ei."


No. The case is accusative and Ei is neuter. It can only be "ein". If Ei was a masculine noun, then you would have to write "einen" in this case. See this link:


Got it. So neuter in accusative doesn't take +"en". Only Masculine takes +"en" in Accusative. Thanks.


What about feminine?


That's really helpful. Danke. I misunderstood before.


A woman is eating an egg. <-- this was my prompt

  1. Eine Frau isst essen ein Ei. <-- this is what I checked
  2. Eine Frau isst gerade ein Ei. <-- it marked me incorrect and told me this one was right.

Was this a bug?


No it is not a bug. No. 2 means A woman eats just an egg. No.1 is wrong - you have two verbs - isst and essen both meaning the same thing


Why is word order important for this sentence? From what I read, as long as the verb is in the second position of a declarative sentence, you can switch the placement of the subject and object around.. yet "Ein Ei isst eine Frau." was marked wrong. Is it because both indefinite articles for each word stay the same in the accusative case so you can't tell who's eating who?


That's what i did and i can't work out why o an won't either

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