"Our girl is learning."
Translation:Unser Mädchen lernt.
Mädchen is a diminutive and diminutives are neuter. „-chen” is a diminutive suffix; die Magd + chen . Magd‡ is a maiden (young woman) and it gets an umlaut and loses the g. „-lein” is another diminutive suffix as das Fräulein (young woman) Frau + lein. But die Frau ‡Magd is an archaic form.
I'd like to point out that you meant to say Mädchen, for "Madchen" isn't a word.
And also, for a better explanation, Mädchen can either be a singular neuter noun or a plural one depending on the context. In this context Mädchen is neuter, so we'd use unser instead of unsere.
Unser- Masculine/Neuter Unsere- Feminine/Plural
In the nominative case, neuter form has no ending for possessive pronoun. http://german.speak7.com/german_pronouns.htm
Edit: the ending for possessive pronouns are determined based upon placement in a sentence such as subject (nominative), direct object (accusative), indirect object (dative). Hope that helps a little.
I agree 'Unser Mädchen lernt' is right because Mädchen is neuter gender. But aren't the other two sentences correct too? They mean 'My girl is learning' and 'Our girl is running'. Don't they? So aren't all three sentences correct. I checked all three, but the solution says only the second sentence is correct.
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