Der Hut is using the masculine nominative (der), so "Hut" is masculine? But the plural is "die Hüte" and die is feminine? So in German, can nouns change their gender based on singular or plural? Is this common?
I suggest you not to think of die being feminine but rather being a word which is used as an article for both feminine nouns as well as nouns in plural. The word Hüte is still masculine, but in plural all articles receive a common inflection pattern for masculine, feminine and neuter nouns. In general, inflection tables in german are divided into masculine, feminine, neuter and plural.
Note that the plural inflection is not identical to the singular feminine inflection for all cases:
„Ich schreibe der Frau einen Brief.“ – “I write a letter to the woman.”
„Ich schreibe den Frauen einen Brief.“ – “I write a letter to the women.”
Please also understand that definite/indefinite articles and their accompanied nouns change according to Nominative/Akkusative/Dative and Genitive
Surely Die Hütte the huts sounds identical and should be accepted.. not that you would wear one I suppose.
They don't sound identical in German:
die Hütte: /ˈhʏtə/
die Hüte: /ˈhyːtə/
IMO the vowels sound about the same, but the vowel in the second word is a long one.
it sounded like dee-ay hoo-tay. is that right. the e in die seemed to have been stressed upon.
The "ü" must be pronounced longer. The first time I heard it, it sounded like "die Hütte" (the Cottage).
Pronunciations are different in slow and normal audio. 'H' sound is heard in slow but not in normal. Is there a merging of words during pronouncing.
It's probably easy for you because you're 12. Your younger brain is much better at learning languages than older ones. :)
Hmm, I think the plural dative would be "den Hüten" ? As in "mit den Hüten" (with the hats).
Yes, but I've also seen caps in German. Apparently the english word is also used.
For me, "cap" and "hat" are different types of head-gear. I wonder if it's the same in German.
I agree...All caps (in this context) are hats, but not the other way around.
Well, "The caps" is more like "Die Kappen", "Die Käppis" or "Die Mützen".
when I say the word Hüte I automatically start whistling on Hü sound,,, and I found it hillarious
I put "these hats" and got wrong. Duo said that I used plural "hats" instead of singular "hat". Could anyone explain me, please, what's wrong? English is not my native language.
I set my secondary mic to Deutsch, this dang thing... Ughh... I said "Die Hüte" and it came up. And as i pressed "check" it changed to peashooter.
This blog post states that the distribution for the German words ranks the relevant words in the order der > die > das with the caveat that words like der can also appear as an inflection in front of a feminine noun:
„das Auto der Frau“ – “the woman's car”
If you count the nouns' gender the ranking becomes feminine > masculine > neuter
How do you know if a word should have die, der, das, or den? I am confused...
The inflection of the article depends on the grammatical gender, number and case. As for the grammatical gender of the nouns, you would have to learn them along with the translation of each noun. Tough, there are some rules of thumb for which nouns have which gender. And this article should provide a short introduction into the four German grammatical cases.
the sound was terrible. It sounded like "die anrepe" I realize that the German ü is hard to pronounce, but..."anrepe"?
The male voice here is very clear and correctly pronounces "die Hüte", but the female voice I hear on my computer, even in slow speech is unintelligible.