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Die Lehrer essen Sandwiche

One of the multiple choice questions translated "Die Lehrer essen Sandwiche" as "The teacher eats sandwiches." As it was multiple choice this was the obvious answer, but if I had to transcribe it out how do I know if Lehrer is plural or not? It seems the sentence could also be "The teachers eat sandwiches."

September 18, 2012



The sentence is in plural. You can see it looking at the article "Die" and the verb "essen". "The teacher eats sandwiches" would be "Der Lehrer isst Sandwiche".


Idontknow is right. (Aha! He does know!) With masculine nouns that end with 'er,' the way the plural is formed is by changing the definite article to 'die,'

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