"The woman eats the apple."
Translation:Die Frau isst den Apfel.
"der" is the nominative case for masculine words. You would say "der Apfel" is the apple was the subject of your sentence. ex, "Der Apfel (is very delicious)". But in this sentence the apple is receiving the action, so it has to be in the accusative case, which is "den" for masculine nouns.
What is the difference between "Die Frau isst den Apfel." and "Den Apfel isst die Frau."? When I answered this question I said the first sentence, but then the answer showed as the second sentence. Does "Den Apfel isst die Frau." really mean "The woman eats the apple."? If so, why would it not translate to "The apple eats the woman."?
The "the's" in german confuse me. In spanish we only have el,la,los,and las which are chosen depending on the # and gender of the word. But in German, is the choice of "the" also effected by the subject and not just the #/gender of the object??? It is something i can never seem to get right. Very confused.