If "eine" is stressed, you can translate it as "one".
Is the letter 'r' pronounced in 'kartoffel' ?
Yes, you dont stress it though
When hovering over "Kartoffel" is says : Potato, conk (!?), hooter (!???!?!)
I did a little research and it seems "conk" and "hooter" are slang terms for "nose", especially a big nose. So I guess "Kartoffel" is used that way in German.
Gotta love it.
I JUST DIED XD
So potato is feminine?
Yes. Potato is feminine and girl is neutrum. German logic!
German has grammatical gender for the most part, where the word determines the gender, not the meaning. All words ending in -chen are neutral, for example.
And all words ending in - ung are feminine.
The girl (das Mädchen) is neutral because ,,die" is also used for plural, without any tweaks to the word (in this case). So it has ,,das" as a way to distinguish between singular and plural.
And in Austria they call potatoes Erdäpfel (from 'der Erdapfel' which translates literally as 'earth apple').
In some southern Austrian dialects it can be also Grundbirne 'ground pear'. It's important because it developed into "krompir", standard Slovene and Serbian/Croatian word for potato.
In French as well, it is called an "Earth Apple": "Pomme de Terre"
And in Chinese, a potato is an "Earth Bean": 土豆
Interesting! And the Hebrew word for "potato" has this meaning, too!
why is one potato wrong?
As I said, if it is stressed that there is only one potato and not two or more, "one potato" is fine.
Anyone else like potatoes?
:-D I do
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How do i know when to use ein vs eine?
right .one potato is perfectly correct.there should only be a suggestion that it can mean also "a" potato and "one" potato
"eine Kartoffel" Translation: Me
I know it's not proper English but I still entered "a tater" and submitted along with my hopes and dreams
A spud is the same thing as a potato right ? Because I got that answer wrong !?
Why can't this be translated as "one potato"
Is the letter "r" pronounced?
Yes, the computer just garbles it a bit.
Use sites like Forvo for that.
It sounds like she's saying cophen
In our native tongue potato is actually a male :)
The magical potato!
How Romano describes Germany lmao
i was looking for this comment pfff
Ich bin eine Kartoffel :3
(Philip Sd) Yes, but, when in end of syllables, 'R' is pronounced as a short 'ah'
I got this right but was told I'm incorrect... :/
One patao, to patao
For some reason, It won't accept my answer. Software problem?