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"Wir haben ein Kleid."

Translation:We have a dress.

July 24, 2013



It sounded like she said " Wir haben ein flight'??? Am I the only one who heard this?

October 3, 2014



November 27, 2014


Thats how it was when we were young. Cold, hungry, living in a patched-up refridgerator box. All of us sharing one dress.

September 28, 2016


I'm not sure this is the right place to ask - but when do I use "einen" and when do I use "einem"?

July 24, 2013


The article ein has to be inflected according to the grammatical gender and case of the noun: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ein#Declension_2

You use einen in the accusative case for masculine nouns and einem for dative case and masculine or neuter nouns.

„Ich habe einen Hund.“ – „I have a dog.“

„Ich gebe das Futter einem Hund.“ – „I give the food to a dog.“

EDIT: corrected an error regarding the inflections. Thanks to the fellow Duolinguists for pointing out the mistake.

July 24, 2013


I am only a beginner but I think there is a small mistake in your answer; "einen" in the accusative case is only for masculine and not also for neuter nouns.


Ich habe einen Hund (M) (I have a dog)

Ich habe ein Pferd (N) (I have a horse)


Can please a German native correct me if I am wrong?

July 19, 2014


Yes, there was an error. Thanks for pointing it out.

July 20, 2014


Einen only applies for masculine nouns in accusative.

July 20, 2014


Thanks for reporting. The error has been fixed.

July 20, 2014


Oh boy. This is confusing. Thank you for your answer! I guess my biggest problem is that I don't know what accusative / dative / etc means. English is not my mother tongue :( But your example sure helps.

July 24, 2013


I guess a comment here might not be enough to cover the grammatical cases of the German language, so I suggest you to read about their usage, for example here: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm

BTW: Depending on your mother tongue your disadvantage might not be as big as you might expect. For example there is no dative case in English, either. I guess it all comes down to how easy it is to comprehend articles about the language's grammar. :-)

July 24, 2013


Wow, this article is about 9 pages long. I think I might need to quit Duolingo for a while just to read and completely understand it all :)

My mother tongue is Hebrew. Yeah... even I don't know what cases exist in that language. But I do hope the German grammar and I will get along eventually. Thanks for everything :)

July 25, 2013


Cases exist; they're described differently. In English we were taught nominative=subject, accusative=direct object, dative=indirect object; genitive=possessive.

May 15, 2016


Nominativ -- Der -- Die --Das -- die Or Mein -- meine -- mein -- meine

Dativ -- dem -- der -- dem-- den

Or Meinem --meiner-- meinem --meinen

N.B takes the ending N.B Dativ comes after some prepositions such as mit and von

January 22, 2015


Einen im akkusativ und einem im dativ

December 11, 2014


Said the bride on "Say yes to the dress"

July 6, 2016


I heard " Wir haben ein flight " could be a software bug

December 17, 2014


Flight or schneit but never Kleid

February 14, 2015


Do the Germans use the "Royal We" were we is used as an aggrandised form of "I"?

June 8, 2016


Not anymore since we have no royals anymore. But yes, the royals used to use it. And you could still use it in a humorous way.

July 15, 2017



March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017


In French, the similiar sentence means "Each one of us have a dress." Could anyone please explain, is this the same in German? "We together only have ONE dress" , or "Each one of us have a dress"?

March 19, 2017


In German „Wir haben ein Kleid.“ would usually mean “We together have one dress.”

In some situations it can also have to the other meaning, but I can't think of any situation about a dress.
„Emma Stone und Damien Chazelle haben einen Oscar.“

March 19, 2017


Vielen Dank!

March 19, 2017

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    Is "kleid" pronounced with a "t" ending?

    April 9, 2017


    No. I think they just tried to make the audio as clear as possible.

    July 15, 2017



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