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

"Der Vater des Jungen, mit dem du gespielt hast"

February 18, 2013

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

The boy's father, with whom you have played

this should be accepted as well.


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

It is said in the sentence "Der Vater des Jungen, mit dem du gespielt hast" that you played with the boy. Your translation has different meaning: you played with the father of that boy.


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

I don't know why you were downvoted, you are completely right. Bernardsia's sentence "The boy's father, with whom you have played" indicates that you played with the father, and is wrong. The German sentence is saying that you played with the boy.

  • Who is that over there?
  • That is the father of the boy with whom you played.

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

why is it the father of the boy (singular)? Isn't 'Jungen' the plural form?


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

"des Jungen" is a Genitiv case from singular Junge. I found this table here http://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Junge : Kasus: Singular - Plural (1); Nominativ: der Junge - die Jungen; Genitiv: des Jungen - der Jungen; Dativ: dem Jungen - den Jungen; Akkusativ: den Jungen - die Jungen


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

Is "Der Vater des Jungen, mit wem du gespielt hast" acceptable?


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

Message Title : "This is the boy with whom you played. "

Web Link: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6410454

The answer would seem to be no.

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