Maybe its my thick southern accent, but is no one else having a bit of difficulty pronouncing "Erdbeere"? Can anyone help me out by sounding it out for me?
I also don't pronounce it well... But I think the “r” is more close to /h/, apart from adding a vocal-frying-like tone.
Now why did not the word before erdbeere change because of it being accusative ?
die Erdbeere is a feminine noun.
In the accusative case, the article does not change for feminine nouns:
"Mann" is always a "man" as far as I can recall. But there is a german word "man" which means something like "one" or "people" (hard to translate it really):
"Man soll immer Danke sagen" - "One should always say Thank you"
"Das muss man anders machen" - "This has to be done differently x One has to do it differently"
Why is it the the man is eating "the strawberry" instead of "a strawberry" or is that die erdbeere? Just curious
die erdbeere is the strawberry. Ein/eine would be a (I can't remember which; still learning!)
I hate it when i think 'isst' is 'ist' because it really scares me sometimes. like when the man is a strawberry :(
According to my native German speaker friend it is odd to use "die Erdberre" as this/that strawberry. Why not use the word "diese" to mean This (particular) strawberry ?
The exercise has to write what I hear and it doesn't recognize what I write
When the woman eats the cheese is - den kase, why the man eats the strawberry is not den erdbeere? Can anyone please throw some light
Sure, happy to. Der Käse is masculine, so in the accusative (direct object) case, the article changes to den, and the noun becomes den Käse. However, die Erdbeere is feminine, and the article doesn’t change in accusative; it remains die. Same with neuter nouns like das Buch; it’s still das Buch when accusative. Only masculine nouns change their article in accusative case.
Read the Tips and Notes at the beginning of the Accusative Case lesson. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Accusative-Case/tips-and-notes