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"Der Mann spielt in dem Restaurant."

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January 6, 2013

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Shouldn't it be "im Restaurant?"

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucioregner

im = in + dem , both answers should be right.

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jhladky
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I am curious, when should "im" be used and when should "in" be used?

February 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/weirdochristian

No German would ever say "in dem" "im" is almost always used conversationally. In would be correct when not referring to something as an object. (In this case, das Restaurant's article changes to der because it is dative, resulting in the correct "in dem" or "im."

February 13, 2013
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