Der Vater... Darth Vader - for Germans the plot twist was spoiled from the start.
Did it really though? I'm actually curious because the German "Vater" is pronounced with the 'a' as in 'far', instead of the 'a' as in 'later' so Darth Vader would sound different than Father.
Since the definite articles der/das/die are also used as demonstrative pronouns, I wrote "This father" and Duolingo marked it as wrong. Why is it wrong?
Im so used to how other people speak in my area i keep writing "da" instead of the. facepalm
Definite article "der" is used along with singular masculine nouns and "die" along with feminine nouns and all plural form of nouns. As J4WNEE said, there are no reasons why some nouns are masculine and some are feminine but one can identify using the suffix(I would rather say last few letters of the word).
I've read there's no rhyme or reason why some nouns are masculine, and others feminine. The only option is to memorize them
Duolingo on computer has options for accents etc. On phone is a bit of a problem.
On phone you should be able to use Ä, Ö, Ü and ß by long pressing A, O, U and S. At least I am typing this from my tablet and I guess every mobile OS I have had contact to so far have this option.
If you are using android, you have to download the German keyboard from settings in "language and input." Apple has it built in, a lot simpler I feel.
So is Vati or Papa more used in actual German speaking families? or is it regional?
I thought that Der was gender neutral, so why wouldn't Vater be masc. - Die Vater