"A rossz német pincér a kilencvennyolcadik étteremnél dolgozik."
Translation:The bad German waiter works at the ninety-eighth restaurant.
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In this case, yes. But if you want to define the location, you would use the same way as you'd do in english: "Az étteremnél" -"at the restaurant" means maybe only nearby, in front of or behind the restaurant, 10 meters away from it, while "Az étteremben" - "In the restaurant" clearly states that you'll find that object/person within the premises of the service area of said businness, she/he/it belongs to that restaurant.
And why 98 restaurants - I have to keep saying it -> The waiter is bad at this job because he had a kindergarten teacher who was too busy flying over things to teach him the alphabet!
I knew there would be an educational crisis with all the teachers flying! Now, there's proof!
And why not by the restaurant Didn't we say that at the restaurant means az etteremben'' then etteremnel must be'' by'' not'' at'' my dear admininstrators.Please only a little bit more logic nothing else.And may be a ltitle more benevolence that is the most important thing to encourage to support the people you are teaching I was a teacher for forty years and I never did such mistakes.Sorry guys
I really don't understand this course's use of ordinals. How on God's green earth is one supposed to not only look for almost 100 restaurants, but also order them by some mysterious but unequivocal criteria such that "the 98th restaurant" suddenly becomes a meaningful concept instead of a meaningless collection of words?
The idea is not to give you a bunch of sentences you can plug into a conversation, but rather give you vocab and practice making sentences with them.
Yes, this is an ordinal sentence - so you need to know how to make ninety-eight then change it to ninety-eighth. You also review rossz, német, pincér, étterem, and dolgozik. You get to practice -nél/-nál. And of course focus and word order.