"Wir fehlen den Tieren."

February 18, 2013


How is fehlen "missed" in this instance?

March 31, 2013

It's a participle (or gerund?) so that it is like an adjective. The present tense is taken by the "are".

May 6, 2013

what exactly is the subject here?

February 18, 2013

'Wir' is the subject, 'fehlen' is the verb, 'den Tieren' is a dative object.

February 18, 2013

Is this like a passive voice verb?

March 23, 2013

It's not actually passive, because its intransitive. But it is like gefallen.

May 6, 2013

Is there no reason why den Tieren must be a dative object other than fehlen requires it?

April 29, 2013

There's an implied to/by, if that's the sort of reason you want?

May 6, 2013

Yeah I suppose so, thanks.

May 7, 2013
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