I can't make the difference between er and ihr. The pronunciation is the same
Ihr is like ee-ah, er is like eh-ah (try to say it fast and you will get my point)
It's actually not the same. But it takes practice to learn to hear the contrast
Is there a specific word for a female mouse, like tiger/tigress? I thought both sexes were called mice!
They are. However, there is a specific term for a specifically male mouse, which is der Mäuserich.
Thank you! Momentary thoughts of magnifying glasses if needed but, apart from science, I think 'spare their blushes' comes to mind. I remember the males are quite audacious and energetic. The girls, sadly, have endless litters.
When do you know when to use einen vs ein-eine for direct object articles?
In the accusative case, you use "einen" for masculine nouns, "eine" for feminine and plural nouns, and "ein" for neuter nouns. Note that, except in the masculine, they're all the same as in the nominative case.
In other words, the articles of direct objects (accusative) is the same as when the noun is in the subjects (nominative); except for masculine nouns, in which the article changes to "den/einen" when the noun is used as direct objects (accusative).
"Maus" is feminine so it uses "eine" here.
So, ein is usibed to describe masculine nouns, and eine is used to describe feminine nouns?
Why is it "Ich habe EINEN Hund" but "Er hat EINE Maus"? Is it because Hund is der and Maus is die?
Exactly, and you have the accusative form as well.
"der Hund" / "ein Hund" is a male noun, the accusativ form is "den Hund" / "einen Hund".
"die Maus" / "eine Maus" is a female noun, the accusative form is "die Maus" / "eine Hund"
the audio sounded like Erd eine Maus. I have heard that a Texan speaking Spanish is almost unintelligible even when correct. This male German voice is like that, what is said is correct, but mostly unintelligible