Apfel is masculine and Ei is neuter. Because the egg (or the apple) is being eaten, the noun and article must be in the accusative case. "ein Ei" remains "ein Ei" in both cases for neuter words. (Just as "das" remains "das" in both cases.) "ein Apfel" becomes "einen Apfel". (Just as "der" becomes "den".)
if you weren't able to read it and see how it is spelled, it would sound like she is saying: "The child is an egg" not "The child is eating an egg" that one 's' makes a big difference :P
I always got confused between "ist" and "isst' so I swear I heard "Das Kind isst ein Ei" and thought "The child IS an egg" :( idk why
Just give your answer a bit of thought before automatically checking it.
zwei Eier is "two eggs".
Ice cream doesn't really have a plural as it's usually a mass noun. You can go and ein Eis essen but if you went with friends and had three, I'd probably say drei Eis or dreimal Eis rather than use a plural form.
why does it say "Ein." when that means "A." but it says the correct answer is The child eats an egg?
A and an are really the same thing, and don't differ in translation to german. Only reason you have 'an' in English is because it's hard to say the word 'a' before a word that starts with a vowel.
eins means "one" only when it's by itself, without a noun. For example, if you're "spelling" a telephone number or are simply counting "one, two, three".
But "one egg" is ein Ei and "one cat" is eine Katze -- the same words as for "an egg, a cat".
I hope i get to type "the child is an egg"
People keep mixing up "(person) is a/the (food)" and "(person) is eating a/the (food)"
This is how you do it, if your answer doesnt make any sense whatsoever, then it's probably wrong. Take another look at your answer before checking it. Easy as that.