"I am from a good house."

Translation:Ich bin aus einem guten Haus.

January 8, 2013



I feel like I will never understand the difference between "einen" and "einem"... I hate the dative case. :(

October 5, 2014


Certain prepositions ALWAYS trigger the dative case/version of an article, and "aus" is one of them. Below is a section from Duolingo's Tips and Notes section on the lesson from Prepositions. Hope it helps!

Dative prepositions

Dative prepositions always trigger the dative case.

Here are the most common ones: aus, außer, bei, gegenüber, mit, nach, seit, von, zu

June 25, 2018


Just spend some time memorizing the tables!

June 16, 2015


i feel you man

July 20, 2019


Why can't I say "Ich bin aus einem gutem Haus"? Isn't "Haus" here dative?

January 8, 2013


See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_declension#Attributive_adjectives Because the adjective is preceded by an indefinite article, mixed inflection applies. So, it is 'ich bin aus einem guten Haus', but 'Ich bin aus gutem Hause'. It's confusing, I know.

January 8, 2013


Ich don't verstehe this inflection Ding at alle, ... it fast makes me fühle like ein Anfänger all over wieder. ¬_¬ Can you machst this language easier, bitte? :P

April 2, 2014


I am giving you a lingot in return for a laugh. Been there - felt (or rather, am feeling) that.

July 1, 2014


I wish German was as close to English as your Genglish! I understood everything!

January 13, 2018

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Yes, it is confusing : )) But, nevertheless, we keep on learning German! Cheers

April 7, 2013



April 30, 2017


Thank you for the timely reply!

January 8, 2013


The answer "Ich bin aus einem guten Haus" doesn't really compute. If it means "I grew up in a good house" or "I come from a good family" then "von" is the the correct preposition...I think.

January 28, 2014


No, "aus" is the correct preposition.

January 28, 2014


Quite so, but to be understandable the sentence should be "Ich bin aus gutem Hause"

March 16, 2014


Why "hause"? I entered "Ich komme aus einem guten haus" and it accepted it, but corrected haus to hause, but the answer shows haus. What's the difference?

August 14, 2018


I think that the literal translation of this sounds correct, but simply sounds like an old way of speaking in English. "I am of a good house", or in the case of the other sentence you provided, "Ich bin aus eine guter Familie" translating to "I am of a good family". Another good example of that is when you hear people in fantasy settings talk about what families they are from - i.e., "I am Danaerys, of House Targaryen" or "Bilbo was of the Bagginses"

Feel free to correct the endings of the German articles and adjectives, as I am here browsing for an answer to the questions that most people have here!

October 26, 2017


Why are both Haus and Hause correct answers?

March 15, 2014


"Hause" is an old dative form. Nowadays, mostly "Haus" is used but in some expressions like "Ich bin aus gutem Hause" the older form is still pretty common and far from outdated.

March 15, 2014


There is something odd here. When giving the exact same answer "Ich bin aus einem guten Haus" (with or without the dot at the end and following proper uppercase) Duolingo says that I have a typo but doesn't show anything. (7/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

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    why is "Ich bin aus einem guten Haus" wrong?

    May 16, 2014


    It's right!

    June 2, 2014

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      Don't know why I put that lol

      June 2, 2014


      It happens!

      June 2, 2014


      From a good house, does it mean from a good family, like financially well to do, educated?

      November 4, 2016


      Aus always come with a dativ article :)

      June 12, 2017


      For the record, I wrote EXACTLY what it says here (I carefully checked) and it says I have a typo.

      August 9, 2019


      I don't understand why we use dative with the verb "sein"… Isn't it always nominative?

      January 3, 2014


      Ok, I get it. I just came across these lists of prepositions that are always dative or always accusative. Very helpful! Accusative: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_acc2.htm Dative: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_dat2.htm

      January 4, 2014



      March 15, 2014


      "Ich stamme aus einem guten Haus." should also be correct.

      August 17, 2015


      So... what's wrong with „Ich bin von einem guten Haus“?

      December 1, 2018


      I do not see the difference of what I wrote

      March 30, 2019


      To my understanding with dative, Deinem/Meinem is for plural dative, Deinen/Meinen is singular dative, if this sentence so far is correct then whats the difference in Einen and Einem

      October 3, 2013


      No, that's not correct. Just follow the link I posted earlier and you'll find a nice declension table.

      October 3, 2013


      Those are switched. -em is singular (masc. and neut.), -en is plural in the dative case.

      December 22, 2014
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