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"Hinter den Jungen kommt der Wolf."

Translation:The wolf is coming behind the boys.

February 20, 2013



Der Wolf kommt hinter den Jungen. Is this order correct?


Yes your ordering is also correct.


I am thinking, why here is the dative form "den" used. I would ask Wohin? der Wolf kommt... so I would choose accusative form "die" Jungen. Where am I wrong?


Hinter / Behind is about location thus dative.

direction - wohin/where to - accusative - e.g. ich gehe in den Wald / I go into the woods

location - wo/where - dative - e.g. ich gehe im Wald / I go in the woods

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