"Ich bin im Restaurant."

Translation:I am in the restaurant.

January 22, 2013



in + dem = im, voila un bel exemple de contraction.

February 2, 2013


Why it is only 'in the restaurant'. Im can be 'in einem', i.e. 'in a restaurant' as well

June 12, 2016


There is a slight problem with the non-equivalence of prepositions between languages here. In English, though being "in" a restaurant is correct, wouldn't saying "at" a restaurant be much more usual?

March 6, 2013


It's contextual, no? In English, anyway. We're at the restaurant. I'm in the restaurant, waiting to be seated. My friend is outside the restaurant, finishing his cigarette.

Is the German "im" used for both the "in" and "at" meanings?

January 7, 2016
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