This seems a bit dangerous...
Why is it a plural ? Isn't "den" the singular (accusative) form ?
mit is followed by dative always
den is the dative plural. you can see it on the table here: http://duolingo.com/#/skill/de/Dative-Case
You play with the elephants? Most questions can be constructed as statements as an inflected question, the more sarcastic the inflection the better, in English anyway.
I was marked wrong for this translation...
I was too, for missing the "Do" at the beginning.
i wrote elefanten with ph and i lost a heart....it was just a spelling mistake:(
A mistake is a mistake. You need to learn that it's F not PH :P
but why must there be article before plural... =/
Why can't "You play with elephants?" be right?
that would be without the 'den'
OK, once again, how does one know "mit den Elefanten" is "with the elephants" and not "with the elephant"?
Because "den" is only used in the dative case for plural words. If it was a single elephant it was say "mit dem"
"ElefantEN" is plural, thats why you know it's plural, and from "den" as well. mit den elefanten-with the elephants, mit dem elefant-with the elephant!
Why is this incorrect: You play with the elephants?