Translation:Here are the houses with the restaurants.
Does this have a different meaning than "Here the houses are with the restaurants"?
It's 'einem' and I don't know 'cause nobody really says 'Haus mit einem Restaurant' in Germany.
I would say in the suggested translation you are implying that there are several houses in the context - and HERE are the ones with restaurants.
Your version would seem to suggest me that here ALL the houses have that (unusual) feature.
I have accepted that this sentence makes very little sense. I feel better.
is there a special rule abot restaurant? isn't it suppose to be mit den restauranten? dative- plural- allways with -n/en?
That "-n on dative plural nouns" rule does not apply to pleural nouns ending in -s, like Restaurants, Autos, Radios, etc.
Typical German. You learn a rule, think it's absolute, and then find exceptions. Yippee.
Just like English:
"i before e,
except after c,
or sounded as a,
as in neighbor and weigh"
"Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November
All the rest have thirty-one.
Except for February, with twenty-eight.
Except when it doesn't, so why bother rhyming?"
Try to pronounce the italian one ;): "Trenta dì conta novembre con aprile, giugno e settembre. Di ventotto ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri ne han trentuno."
@Wolfstriker Would that have something to do with most (non-native here) of those words being of foreign origin?
In English "house" usually means a private residence where people are living (or could live, it's still a house if it's empty of course.) So it's pretty weird for a house to have a restaurant.
Is this just an odd sentence that Duo has come up with, or does "haus" not really mean quite the same thing as "house"? Is it more like "a building"?
I'd say that the German "Haus" is a little closer to the German "Gebäude" than the English "house" is to "buiding". Nevertheless I would not say this sentence in German. The only possibility I can think of where it somehow makes sense to talk about "die Häuser mit den Restaurants" is if the restaurants are on the ground floor and the owners live above the restaurants on the next floor.