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"Die Jungen essen mit den Mädchen."

February 15, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacksonCougar

One of the English translations offered is a bit questionable... or maybe I've been on the internet too long again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/professorleah

"the boys eat out the girls" HAHAHHAHAH


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slug_a_bed

Can "mit den Mãdchen" not be "with the girl?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katherle

Plural: mit den Mädchen = with the girls

Singular: mit dem Mädchen = with the girl

It's "dem", not "der" because surprising as it may seem, "Mädchen" is a neuter (!) noun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katherle

Yes. "Die Jungen" (the boys) is in fact the standard term. "Die Jungs" (the boys) is used colloquially in some regions, especially in Northern and Central Germany.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stallance

This saved me posting the same question, thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucytaylor512

Why 'Die' when they're boys?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manzikert

"Die" is used in the plural form.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luancarvalho

slight audible difference between dem and den, once Mädchen is the same for plural and singular..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmextraordinary

What's the difference between "dem" and "den"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nymphadora

"Dem" refers to singular dative case, "den" to accusative singular or dative plural

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