"The girl eats with the boy."

Translation:Das Mädchen isst mit dem Jungen.

March 6, 2013

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Why is "Jungen" used here? Why not "Junge"?

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    "mit" takes the dative case.


    Which is why the article is 'dem'. Do masculine nouns always end with 'n' in the dative case?


    No, there are three declension types in German: weak, strong and mixed. Some nouns (for example: der Junge, der Affe) declines with "weak" pattern: Singular N. der Junge A. den Jungen D. dem Jungen G. des Jungen

    You can find everything about German declension here: http://german4u2know.tripod.com/nouns/04.html

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