https://www.duolingo.com/jgesner

"No brother is drinking alcohol at lunch."

March 19, 2013

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dierechnungbitte

didn't know duolingo started using slang )

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jgesner

Why is "am Mittagessen" not correct as well?

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Germandy

We don't say that. "at lunch" - beim Mittagessen | "for lunch" - zum Mittagessen

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BoBSakamato

i thought 'am' was the singular "at the: and 'beim' was the plural form, that wrong i guess

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rinoo7

"beim" is the contraction of "bei dem"

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PhillipStanley

Thanks, that is helpful.

May 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/colmike

In this same series of questions, Duolingo uses "am Mittagessen" as the correct response. Why?

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Germandy

I don't think "am Mittagessen" is correct, it sounds completely odd to me.

May 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kolett

Shouldn't "bei dem Mittagessen" be accepted here?

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Germandy

It should probably be accepted, but it's more than common to use the contraction - also in written form.

May 14, 2013
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