This is exactly how Dulingo should show the singular and the plural at the same time, the masculine and the feminine, the different have or eat or eating. The isst, ist '
No, 'the' is die for ALL plurals; Masculine, Feminine, & Neuter alike.
Die Äpfel, Die Zeitungen, Die Jingen, Die Mädchen, Die Eir..... etc.
Apparently this does not translate to "That egg, these eggs." Could someone please explain my misunderstanding?
When you hear hoof beats, think horse, not zebra.
"Das" is "the" for neuter words in the nominative case. Nothing seems to suggest it would be used as the pointing-word "that," so it makes sense to assume they mean "the."
"Die" is used for all plural nouns in the nominative case, but still means "the."
"The egg, the eggs."
so would das Apfel (with umlauts on A) mean those apples, or is there a different construction?
Anyone else annoyed at this update making you pick the words out instead of type them? Feel like I'm not being challenged at all
the app is like that yes, helpful when you're first starting. but if you do it on the pc you type it out.
Das is singular neuter definite article, die is plural definite article for all genders, as well as singular fem def article hope this helps
because "Das" means "The", unless there's a specific reason why it means the pointing-word "That →"
Why did "Das" become "Die"? I kinda know but I need a clear explanation!
"Die" is used for all plurals in German. Feminine, masculine, neuter. Everything
I am pretty sure that this is not always the case. Take for example 'Ich spiele mit der Katzen' which translates to 'I play with the cats'. It has to do with the 'mit' word which makes the following word a 'dativ' which in turn changes the form of 'die' to 'der' or from 'das' and 'der' to 'den'.
Why does "the" need to be capitalized in this and other sentences in this segment? They are not sentences and there is no need for a capital for "the humans" for example.
Problems with that string Duolingo. My answer was letter for letter as was the answer. And you said it was WRONG. Duh
Fun fact, in Dutch it is ei, eieren. Sometime back in history, we added -en to the plural, cause people no longer recognized 'eier' as plural.