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"Wie dienen wir da den Menschen?"

February 21, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

Can "da" refer to either "there" or "here"?

February 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Yes, but I think in this sentence, it's more like "considering that". It refers to circumstances that were mentioned earlier.

http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/da_Adverb_dort_hier#Bedeutung3a

February 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

Thank you. I think it could have that sense in English, too, now that you point it out.

February 21, 2013
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