The difference is that "this/das" is a demonstrative pronoun and "it/es" is a personal pronoun. They express different things.
I don't know why "that is not shoe " is rejected and problem is with not.Duolingo tell me I should use no.why?
because that is not how it would be said in English. that is not a shoe or this is not a shoe..
Can anyone tell me the difference between "that is not a..." and "this is not a..." in German?
Because, grammatically, "no" preceeds nouns that do not have an article (a/an/the). For example: "Dean has no mother."
"Not" preceeds nouns that do have an article. For example: "Dean does not have a sister."
It is not 'keinen' in the Accusative form because of the verb 'sein' (Bin/bist/ist/sind/seit). Sein negates the need to use the Accusative and instead, the Nominative is used.
I understand why it won't accept "That is not shoe." It's not correct English. But why doesn't the German sentence say, "Das ist kein ein Schuh." Or maybe, "Das ist kein eine Schuh."?
"kein" already means "not a(n)/ not one". "Kein ein Schuh" would be "Not a a shoe" ;) Maybe you can remember it by thinking of the added k- as a negation of "ein": k-ein, k-eine, k-eines ...
"That is no shoe" makes sense in american english but not in britbong english
The last of my lovely hearts (no more 4th extra purchase?) was taken away because I added an 'e' to the end. Is 'schuhe' correct in any region of the Deutsch speaking world ? (e.g. Bavaria, Swabia or ausland)
"Schuhe" is the plural. I don't know if it's used for singular in any dialect, it's rather that the plural -e gets swallowed.
Those are not shoes - rejected. I am not a native english speaker. What's wrong?
Schuh is not plural. There is just one shoe (or, one thing that is not a shoe.)
In englis "this is no ----" usually denotes a strong sentiment. Say refering to hot dog. "This is no filet minion" does the das ist kein----" do the same in German or is it more just matter of fact like "This is not a hot dog"
It's a matter of fact. You would not say "nicht ein..." unless you want to say "not one (but two)" for example. "kein" is the default form and it sounds pretty neutral, but of course you can give it a lot of additional flavour through emphasis.