"I eat my lunch."
Translation:Ich esse mein Mittagessen.
In accusative case you use "meinen" for masculine, "meine" for feminine and plural, and "mein" for neuter. "meines" is genitive.
This table was posted on another thread:
maskulin – neutral – feminin – Plural
Nominativ: r – s – e – e
Akkusativ: n – s – e – e
Dativ: m – m – r –r
Genitiv: s – s – r – r
Does this not apply to mein? According to this table it should be meines, so what am I missing here?
That isn't what happens to "ein" type words. That chart looks like adjective endings with strong inflection, not possessive pronouns.
GavChang, what do you mean, "nobody got an answer?" ? LingPenguin already answered the question perfectly. The chart dublinus posted was for definite articles ("the"). Indefinite articles ("a") and all other words ending in "ein" (such as "mein") work a little differently. Krueckauer clarified above what the correct endings should be.
You can see a table for "mein" here: http://german.morley-computing.co.uk/mein.php
Because the "my" of the sentence belongs to the "I", i.e. they are the same person and so the same case.
The ending of the verb must match the subject. For a regular verb, such as "trinken," the endings are as follows:
I drink = ich trinke
you (singular, informal) drink = du trinkst
he/she/it drinks = er/sie/es trinkt
we drink = wir trinken
you (plural, informal) drink = ihr trinkt
you (formal, either singular or plural) drink = Sie trinken
they drink = sie trinken
"Essen" is just slightly irregular, but you'll see that the endings are still the same:
'Meine' is for feminine nouns in nominative and accusative forms. 'Mein' is for neuter nouns in nominative and accusative forms and masculine nouns in nominative only.
On the previous excercise they wrote Meinem... wth? so they confuse themselves
Ich esse (I am eating) Er isst (He is eating) That's how I remember it, anyways
Different subject, different conjugation.
I chose the correct answer, but I also chose esse. I suppose esse is food and not lunch per-se.
Esse is eat, food in general is Essen, lunch is mitagessen (mid-day food).
Mittag is noon, or midday. Essen is food or meal. Mittagessen is 'noon meal' or lunch