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"I have it in the bedroom."

Translation:Ich habe es im Schlafzimmer.

February 16, 2013



We already know that "in+dem=im". What if "dem" is not suitable in the sentence? That is if the noun requires the definite article other that "dem". How will we write "in the" in german in these cases. in+das=? in+die=? in+den=? in+der=?

[deactivated user]

    Those are not contracted.


    I thought that "in das" becomes "ins".

    [deactivated user]

      Right. I missed that.


      I made a dumb mistake and, without thinking, typed "bettzimmer". I understand that's not the correct word for the lessons, but is it wrong? I did a quick google search and it seems like its used to indicate the same thing.

      [deactivated user]

        On its own, "Bettzimmer" is not synonymous with "Schlafzimmer". It's only used in "Zweibettzimmer" (twin bedroom/double bedroom), "Dreibettzimmer" (triple bedroom), etc.


        Ok, thanks! So basically, whenever the bed itself is the subject?

        [deactivated user]


          In the case of having "it" in the bedroom, the bed might be the subject... ;)


          My husband is German. He says both 1 and 3 are correct answers. Explanation??


          Is "im" a mandatory contraction?

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