Why can't it be "My horse is one animal"? It was listed in a multiple choice question, and I chose it alongside "My horse is an animal."
For example, you could say "My horse is one animal out of many that I own." Sure it sounds weird and unnatural, but so do many Duolingo sentences so I figured it would be an answer.
Mein is used for masculine and neuter when nominative, in which case meine is used for feminine and plural. I was really confused as well, I thought mein was for neuter, meine for feminine and meinen for masculine, but as it turns out that only happens when accusative case is used. x
I couldn't help but go with "Mein Pferd ISST ein Tier" - welches Tier ist ja noch unklar . . .
Mein = masculine. Meine = feminine. Sort of how how der is masculine and die is feminine.
However, when a masculine noun is in its plural form, "Meine" is used, similar to how "das Madchen" is the singular form, but "die Madchen" is the plural form.
But it says horse is neuter? Does it just use the same word for masculine and neuter?
Is it just me, or are the voice questions really hard to understand? It's not the language, the computer voice's annunciation is hard to comprehend (at least for me).
Probably because a pet in german is better known as "house animal" and hence Haus-tier. I don't really mind it, helps in easier remembering. :)