In the dative case, masc is EINEM, fem is EINER, and neut is EINEM. So it would be Einem Ei
Could this be "Die Katze spielt bei einem Hund" ? I saw a similar phrase where it could be used (something like "the children are with the family" which translated to "Die Kinder sind bei der Familie"
"Die Katze spielt bei einem Hund" means "The cat is playing close to a dog".
why does, when the voice says "spielt" it sounds like "spieltsch" ? is it something wrong with the voice or do people actually pronounce it that way?
in a previous sentence "haus" in the daitiv case recieved an e: "hause". what is the rule for receiving an "e" in the daitive? can anyone help?
The 'e' is an old dative form which is the exception rather than the rule. Normally, it is not used. "Dem Haus" is also correct. "Die Katze spielt mit dem Hunde" sounds very archaic. Don't use it.
So, to clarify, i can't or (shouldn't) use "the cat plays with THE dogs" in "die katze spielt dem Hunde". So how do you say it in its proper form with the definite article?
- the cat plays with the dog = Die Katze spielt mit dem Hund
- the cat plays with the dogs = Die Katze spielt mit den Hunden