"They run on the street."

Translation:Sie rennen auf der Straße.

June 9, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/25carpe

Auf requires the dative case to show location as opposed to movement.


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

Yes, this sentence looks at the location (i.e. where the running is taking place), hence dative:
... auf der Straße.

If we were speaking about their direction (where are they running to), we'd use accusative:
... auf die Straße. (Coming from inside or some other place.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ii24ii

What happened to dormant dativ?

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