"Was für ein schöner Garten."

January 30, 2013


Why is "ein schöner Garten" not in the accusative case ("einen schönen Garten"). Is it not the object of "für"?

July 25, 2013

I believe 'für' here isn't acting in the normal way but is rather an idiomatic emphasis thing. If someone could explain that a little better that would be great, but I think that is the gist of it.

August 21, 2013

Could it be 'Was ein schöner Garten.'?

January 30, 2013

Rather not. You might hear that in a very colloquial way in some dialects and areas of germany, but that's nothing you should learn. What a beautiful day = Was für ein schöner Tag. What a mess = Was für ein Durcheinander. Was für is an idiom in german you should get used to. Was für can also be 'What kind of',

January 30, 2013

Thanks, Duolingo shoud give more info about these things

January 30, 2013
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