Why is this "Mit den Eltern" and not "Mit die Eltern" ?
because 'mit' implies the dative case.
Isn't the dative case for die 'der'?
Or is that only the case in the singular?
dative plural is 'den'.
@ahmed933: Look here: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_dat2.htm
It's interesting to receive downvotes for providing a link that precisely answers the question…
I think they were looking for something simple and that link seemed a bit too cluttered, IMO.
what are the other propositions (like mit) that taking the dative case ? plz
aus - out of
bei - at
nach - after
von - from
gegenüber - across from
ausser - outside of
mit - with
seit - since
zu - to
Its extremely easy to remember if you sing the words to The Blue Danube Waltz tune. Aus außer bei mit! Nach zeit! Von zu!
This link is helpful: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_dat2.htm
Am I the only one who believes Duo pronounces Eltern as Eldern?
It aspirates the t in the turtle speed, and the t isn't voiced in the normal speed
What is this "Mit dem Eltern"?
"Eltern" is plural, so "dem" doesn't make much sense.
i think dative case for die "plural is "denen" . but it the site make it wrong
So frustrating!! This is when I usually quit learning and give up. Ugh. I
Why is "Including the parents?" wrong here?
Spielst du mit den Eltern?
How come Eltern sounds like "Eidan"?