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"Mein Onkel ist auf der Straße gelaufen."

Translation:My uncle has walked on that street.

February 17, 2016



Why not 'My uncle walked on the street'?

June 30, 2016


Or, alternatively, "My uncle ran on the street"? Laufen can mean walk or run, right?

July 10, 2016


That's accepted as well now.

August 14, 2017


why not "in the street?"Der means THAT?

December 12, 2017


Is there a way to distinguish whether to use "ist" or "hat" in a context such as this?

February 5, 2018


Have a look at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~deutsch/Grammatik/perfect/Perfect.html , starting at "The Auxiliary Verb".

Short version: The verbs that take "sein" are mostly predictable on the basis of their meaning. They must satisfy two conditions: 1) they must be intransitive; 2) they must indicate a change of position or of condition.

February 6, 2018


Why der rather than das for that? Irregular articles?

May 22, 2019


German uses der, die, das for both "the" and "that" (before a noun).

Since Straße is feminine, "on that street" is auf der Straße with the feminine dative form der.

May 23, 2019
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