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"Der Teller ist zwischen dem Glas und der Schüssel."

Translation:The plate is between the glass and the bowl.

January 9, 2013



I'm guessing 'zwischen' takes the dative? I don't see a reason to use it otherwise.


Location=dative, motion=accusative.


why is just: dem glas and not: dem glas und dem schüssel


Because Schüssel is feminine, in the dative it takes 'der.'


der Schlüssel, die schüssel...interesting.


Could someone explain why is it der Schüssel and not dem Schüssel?


Because "Schüssel" (= "bowl") is a feminine noun. Thus, as in this sentence the preposition "zwischen" requires the dative form of the words that follow it, "die Schüssel" turns into "der Schüssel", where "der" is the Dativ of "die".

Should have a look on this link below. It's likely to clarify this issue much better than I can do:



Do they mean glass as in cup?


I thought so. though don't actually write "cup", because I wrote that and got it wrong.


Doesn't "Schüssel" mean "key"?


I totally fell for that as well. Schüssel = bowl, Schlüssel (with an added L) = key.


I'm confused (again); I also type up my lessons, and I was looking for the plural of "Schüssel." I found this site: https://www.verbformen.com/declension/nouns/?w=Sch%C3%BCssel and I noticed that it shows "die" instead of "der" on the nominative & accusative forms. Half the time, I don't know the difference between them - is there ANY easy way to remember what form you're looking at?


Are you getting 'die Schüssel' and 'der Schlülussel' confused? If you are, they are 2 different words: bowl (feminine) and key (masculine) . As for nominative and accusative, you just need to figure out which is the subject of the sentence and which is the object. The verb takes the object as an argument, and the subject is what is doing the action.

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    Could it also be spelled Schlüßel? Or not in this case.


    why is it so similar to 'key' urgh


    i typed goole "die schlüssel" and i saw key pictures ?


    Der Schlüssel does mean the key (note the masculine). But this is without the 'L' - die Schüssel. I just made the exact same mistake, I thought it was a bit strange to keep the plates between the glasses and the keys.


    In most cases I cannot hear the difference between dem and den in the narrative, and even when I listen to natives in conversation!


    Twice i typed the correct answer and it said im wrong. I just did not capitalize the nouns

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