Ya, how can I tell this isn't plural?
Erdbeere is singular, Erdbeeren is plural.
I used "a strawberry" how come is didn't work?
die Erdbeere means the strawberry.
eine Erdbeere means a strawberry
What does "Erd" mean? Straw? Red? I understand the root word "beere" is likely berry.
Erd refers to the earth
In Dutch it's aardbei, the "aard" referring (I assume) to earth. Like aardvark!