https://www.duolingo.com/derhase

sie mag jedes Kind / wir haben eines

warum 'jedes' und warum 'eines'?

November 24, 2012

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kyky

She likes every/any child. We have one. Those sentences are a little uncommon.

November 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/derhase

Yes, but why are jedes and eines with S?

November 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky

I'd say because it is neuter accusative

November 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.
Mod
  • 35

It's jedes Kind because Kind is neuter and the adjective ending has to be strong because there is no definite article "das." If she liked every flower it would be: Sie mag jede Blume. And it's wir haben eines because the original noun is neuter. For feminine it would be: Wir haben eine; for masculine it would be: Wir haben einen; because the ending changes for the accusative case.

November 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/derhase

Thank you!!!

November 27, 2012
Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.