actually, there is more to it :) eins = one when you count, like here (eins, zwei, drei) but if someone asked you 'wieviele Orangen haben sie" (how many oranges do you have) you would say "ich habe nur eine" (i have only one)
This is a not so good example, Bartuzi. You actually say "eine" because it is "die Orange". If the articles were "der" or "das" it would be "ein" - in the nominative case, of course. For the dative, accusative and genitive it would change following the articles changes =)
az_p or someone,
I clicked the link but still have questions. Part of the problem is that the webpage has errors, so I'm not sure I can trust it.
For example, the page says: "Du suchst eine neues Kleid. Du wirst schon noch ein(e)s finden, das dir gefällt."
That should be "Du suchst ein neues Kleid."
I understand "Ich habe nur einen" for a masculine noun (z.B. der Apfel). After all, if you include the noun, the sentence is "Ich habe nur einen Apfel."
But would it be "Ich habe nur eins, eines, or ein", when talking about a neuter noun? After all it's "Ich habe nur ein Auto."
And what about a feminine noun? Is it "Ich habe nur eine"?
A little help would actually be a big help!
For some reason Duolingo has a lot of trouble understanding me with this one. When I say it it writes "123" and then goes blank. I just lost a heart because of it :(.
Yeah, still impossible to solve when it asks you to pronounce it. Most go fine the first time but stuck on this one. Tried probably way over 30 times and just goes 123 and then blank with a message try again. It doesn't even give up on its own, you have to skip manually – bug?
Maybe 123 will accepted as one hundred twenty three :) Try comma between them
It doesn't work the other way around. Only German -> English, which makes sense.
My familiarity with Kraftwerk's "Numbers" has made this lesson all the easier. "Eins, zwei, drei, fier, funf, sechs, sieben, acht...One, Two."
Why "Eins" is written with a capital first letter, I was thinking it was because it's at the beginning of the tense, but the first example in the lesson was "dress Eier".. drei was all in small letters?
It's capitalised for the reason you've pointed out. As for 'drei Eier', if it's a complete sentence, then it should be capitalised. If taken as a phrase out of context, then it can start with a lower case letter, I suppose.