Translation:The man is playing with her elephants.
in dative case you use ihren for plural nouns like Elefanten, you can use ihrer for dative of feminine.
Why "the man plays with her elephant" is wrong? (singular elephant) How would I say "the man plays with her elephant" ? Thanks in advance.
it is because of ihren. it is used for plurals. therefore here Elefanten=elephants. for elephant use ihrem.
why "her" elephants???I dont understan....ok I understand "mit ihren Elefanten"cos it is plural....i dont understand why "her"...we could translate it with his or its elephants same?
ok...but...How would i say :The man plays with his elephants? Same!Der Mann spielt mit ihren Elefanten!!!..and how can i know differente between his and her in plural?...Maybe it is very simple ,but i realy dont know...
No, you would say: Der Mann spielt mit seinen Elefanten (the man plays with his elephants)
Ooooooo!Thanks!Thank you very much!I was really confused.O God!Just a simple thing!hhahha..Thanks again!All best fishes !
Is it not the case with certain masculine nouns (specifically animals, people and professions, words ending in -ant, ent usw.) that the noun is declinated to "n" in the dative case? Zum Beispiel: Ich spiele mit dem Elefanten. Ich danke dem Jungen. Could it not be, "The man is playing with her elephant"? Edit: Actually, I guess it would then be "Der Mann spielt mit ihrem Elefanten". Still, bit baffling.
Note, I'm not a native German, just a learner like you.
Is it not the case with certain masculine nouns (specifically animals, people and professions, words ending in -ant, ent usw.) that the noun is declinated to "n" in the dative case?Some words follow those rules, yes. This might help if you need more clarity: http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a/dernouns.htm
Could it not be, "The man is playing with her elephant"?I believe that would be "mit ihrem Elefanten", but maybe wait for a native speaker before tattooing it on your arm.