"They run on the street."

Translation:Sie rennen auf der Straße.

June 9, 2017



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

June 9, 2017


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.)

June 9, 2017
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