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"Sie lernt mit einem Kaffee."

January 3, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

"Hey, coffee! Do you think the answer to this algebra problem is -3 times pi?"

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/stenoray

Ich lerne mit Bier.

April 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ronesz

Does this mean that she stays up to study with the help of a coffee or is it like coffee was someone she studied with or both?

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky

Both. As in "study with a computer/tutor".

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ronesz

Thanks.

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PepeSilviaPA

I think they're talking about me. puts the coffee mug down Ich will diese Sprache lernen!

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bananabelle20

I used "einen" instead of "einem" and it told me it was wrong b/c Kaffee is masculine. But according to their chart, the masculine dative would be "einen." "Einem" would be if Kaffee were neutral. Can someone clear up my confusion please?

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cbjj

What follows after 'mit' is always dative. There are a few other words that force eg. dative. The intro should have more info. So it is mit einem Kaffee and not mit einen Kaffe.

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/beckalina

No, masculine dative is einem. Masc = eineM, fem = eineR, neut = eineM, plur = eineN (remember Mr. Mn)

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky

There is no indefinite plural article.

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/beckalina

My bad! Was following the dem der dem den rule and forgot in changing it to ein that that doesn't work for plural...

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dm8877

"Learns with a coffee" is my native-American name

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jloris

Ich auch!

February 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Legostrike3

this, this is the secret to life

February 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Erik_Sadul

/Why is You learn not correct?

March 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/beckalina

Look at the verb: sie lernt = she learns Sie lernen = you (formal) learn

March 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/helixsqrd

I was able to translate no problem, but this one should be replaced with something a little more relevant to real world talking....or maybe it something that you...i dunno

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NosAstra

Yes, I wonder if this sentence would be used in either language like that ever.

April 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Legostrike3

i would use it, but more in the terms of me, such as 'ich lernt mit eine kaffee' i just probably messed up the grammar, but who cares? Ich lernt mit mien kaffee. :)

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/volfan873

Shouldn't it be, "Sie lernt mit EINER Kaffee?" I thought the feminine dative case was an (er) ending rather than (em).

What determines that? Is it the "she" (Sie) in this case, or the "coffee" (Kaffee)?

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/beckalina

Kaffee is masculine. It is the gender of the noun in question (kaffee) that determines its article regardless of the gender of the person who owns it etc. I remember this taking a while to get used to in French. For example, 'her brother' would be 'sein Bruder' using the masculine form of sein because it's determined by the noun Bruder, not the gender of the person whose brother it is.

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/volfan873

Thanks!

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/m3.

The coffee I'm drinking right now isn't helping...

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Cookdj

aus, bei, mit, nach, aus, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu, seit, von, zu, immer mit dem dativ, immer mit dem dativ, den, der, den...

May 22, 2013
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