https://www.duolingo.com/profile/javiernferraro

ich will

I was asked to translate "I want to eat chicken.". My answer was "ich will Hänchen esse" but the correct answer is "Ich will ein Hähnchen essen.". I tried to google the rules but i didn't find much information. Why is it ein Hänchen essen?

May 3, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernestine

It's "essen" because you need an infinitive form. Your first verb (wollen) must be conjugated but not the second one. It's similar in english : you wouldn't write "she wants eats" but "she wants to eat".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernestine

Meh, I don't know why they would absolutely require an "ein", the most adequate translation wouldn't have any article as far as I know. :/ Maybe it's a mistake.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/javiernferraro

ohhhh i see it now, thanks, and what about the "ein"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/javiernferraro

thanks for the answer :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/photocyan

"Ein" is redundant, because Hänchen is food

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