Is während a dative-genitive preposition? If yes when to use dative and when to use genitive?
This is a rule in modern German Some explanations you can find here: http://blogs.transparent.com/german/prepositions-that-require-the-genitive-cases/ and here http://sok.ch/2009/08/nach-wahrend-genitiv-oder-dativ/
No, you've added an extra word to be more specific. That meaning is not inherently present in my sentence.
I would interpret it as something that happens several times during the night.
In English, "I drink during the night" would imply alcohol, in almost any context. Does this idiomatic use of "drink" apply in German?
Are we to assume this means alcohol? Im wondering because it could just refer to any activity that encourages urination.
Duo is an owl so, makes sense. Also makes sense about the sentences he comes up with.
How is this sentence genitive, showing possession? I just don't see it. Come in Mizi...
You're right, there is no possession. "Nacht" is genitive here because of the preposition "während." Most prepositions take the dative or accusative case after them, but a few use the genitive (Here's a list). The genitive for prepositions is falling out of use, though, and for most of these prepositions it's acceptable to use the dative instead.
Also, a small correction. It's the word "Nacht" that's genitive, not the sentence. Nouns have cases; sentences don't.
I put that too. I guess because 'throughout' suggests that you're drinking all night long whereas 'während' means you're drinking at some point (or points) whilst it is night.
"I drink at night" implies that you drink when it is night out. "I drink during the night" implies that you drink throughout the night over a duration of time. The difference may seem small or nuanced, but there is one.
Same question. In English I think "I drink at night" is not qualitatively different than, "I drink during the night" (which no one would say anyway).
A vampire would say it. If they were trying to imply that they were a vampire.
23PM, doing Duolingo, trying not to lose my steak, having a glass of whiskey.
I wish we could use lingots for when we have no internet access, like when traveling and it is not even possible to access the site. It seems unfair to lose the streak in such situations.. Enjoy the whiskey, cheers..
I wish we could use lingots for when we have no internet access, like when traveling and it is not even possible to access the site.
Eh? The streak freeze is still available in the shop for 10 lingots, at least on the website. I'm sure the mobile apps have something similar as well.
Only helps for one day at a time, but still.
Exactly, so anything over one day, out of luck, 3 days in the jungle, streak is gone, due to zero internet access. I just feel that this is quite restrictive.
Though honestly it's called a "streak" for a reason. I sympathize, but in my opinion it's quite reasonable to allow for only a limited amount of streak saving when the whole point of the streak is that you're doing Duolingo every single day. Sucks to lose it, sure, but I think it's a stretch to still call it a streak when you haven't done it for three days straight.