Gamg 33 now that I've read that I don't know who to believe! She (assuming it's a she) IS two levels higher than you but yours makes more sense because in both English and Spanish you sort of assume that it's a boy (but not really as you're just using masculine for the sake of simplicity)
"Die" is used for all plural forms, but in German there is something called 'declination', which is a slight change in the suffix of a word. "Der" for example is declined to "den" when the verb is an accusative case. "Die" is declined to "der" when the verb is a dative case, and so on. This takes time to memorize as there are many kinds of declination and it may apply not only to pronouns but I'm hoping that the lessons will address it sometime
How can I differentiate between "the children are eating" as in present tense happening now and "the children eat" as in a description of who they are? Duolingo accepts both.
Both are correct, German doesn't discriminate between the two. You just have to watch the context.
I need understand the cases of german such as dative and genitive,etc . And what is meaning these words in english ?
Does the use of the feminine article "die" indicate that these children are girls? Or is it used with all plurals?
Just to break the whole thing down for you:
In the nominative case ("Die Kinder is nominative) "der" is singular masculine; "die" is singular feminine; and "das" is singular neuter. "Die" is also plural masculine, plural feminine, and plural neuter. So you are saying "The children (plural) are eating bread. If it was one child you would say "Das Kind isst Brot" because it is singular and "kind" is neuter, so you use the singular neuter article which is "das".
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Hey i have a question on kind and kinden what is the difference? Kind kinden both mean childs or is kinden a plural form of kind? --thank you
Kind is the singular, and means child. While Kinder is the plural form of Kind, so it means children.
Die is not only feminine article. It goes with Manner, Frauen or neuter plurals too, for example (sorry for writing without umlauts)
"Die" is used in all plurals, so the children can be either boys or girls. The feminine article "die" doesn't mean the same with the plural one. Hope you got it. :)
As far as I'm concerned you use 'die' with singular feminine nouns and always in plural (whatever the gender) but ONLY in Nominative and Accusative!! So, yeah, you can even say die Manner or die Kinder
generally speaking, yes. every baby is a child too, but not every child is a baby.
The literal translation of infant would be Kleinkind (small child)
Because Die Kinder is the 3rd person plural (they) and its corresponding conjugation is essen.
Saying "das Brot" would mean "the bread," as in a specific bread. Just saying Brot signifies that it doesn't really matter for this sentence which/what type of bread is being eaten, just some generic bread.
The German "r" sound in this case has no equivalent sound in English. When you try to do pronounce the German "r", put your tongue in the back of your throat, make an "o" with your mouth, and make a sound similar to gargling water (although not nearly as emphatic).
I think this description will just confuse people. There are videos on youtube to show how to pronounce the 'R' sound if you're having trouble producing it. If you can't, and some people can't, I've heard non-native speakers roll the R in a fashion similar to the R in spanish.
You think it will confuse them, or you just think that everybody else is dumb?
The German "r" is very similar to the French "r". At the end of the day, people will just have to listen to Germans speaking and try to replicate it best they can. You don't have to have a perfect accent to be fluent in a language, anyway.
I don't think anyone is dumb, I'm saying the way you described the sound will likely result in confusion for those who are unfamiliar with how to make it.
I know the Rs are phonologically similar between French and German, but I don't see how that ties in to this discussion. All I'm saying is your comment may draw confusion, and offering alternatives to some who may not be able to.
Are all r's at the end of words silent? Other than monosyllabic words, of course.
Wir mean we in sentence Die kinder mean they Why the verb is essen specifically
The verb 'essen' Ich esse Du isst Er/sie/es isst Wir essen Ihr esst Sie essen
So, the first and the third plurals are the same
I thought 'Die' is supposed to be the feminine article. But it said that Kinder's gender is neuter. So, isn't it supposed to be das Kinder?
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Why is it translated as 'The children are eating some bread' where does the 'some' come from
I think this is wrong...it doesnt state eniwhere on this sentence that the kids are eating ''some" bread...literaly when you translate Die Kinder essen Brot it means that kids are eating bread...not some of bread
"Eats" is the form used only with he/she/it. With all other subjects, "eat" will be used. Since in this sentence the subject is "children," the verb must be "eat."
How to make a word become plural? if in english we just add s at the end of the word
I put " The children are eating the bread " and got it wrong. It said I could have put "some "why was the word The wrong?
How can we know the difference between singular and plural..they've the same letters
Its says "Die kinder essen brot" but essen means eating and eat.. i did write eating which it says its wrong.. how should i know that if its eating or eat? :-)
Die is plural, i get it.. but the children are eating should be right because it says "Die kinder" ?
'Esse' becomes 'essen' in this example, because 'children' is third person plural. So I could also use 'sie essen Brot' (they eat bread) without changing the meaning, nicht war?
Essen is used for are eating and children is plural then why are we using "eat" in place of "are eating"
It say "die kinder essen brot" and translates to the children eat bread. Why not the "children are eating bread" ?
What is the difference between 'isst', 'essen', 'esse' and 'esst'? May be simple, but I'm confused aha. Thanks in advance x
This really sounds like Wir Kinder, not Die Kinder. That threw me for a moment.
I guess Duolingo made a mistake, it's so even for the Italian and English languages
Die is the article "the" in the plural in Portuguese (a, as, o, as) the first person in the singular is * Ich, Du, Er, Si, Es and the second plural person Wir, Ihr and Sie.