"The grandfather is not my father."

Translation:Der Großvater ist nicht mein Vater.

February 7, 2018



Couldn't one also say: "Der Großvater ist mein Vater nicht"?

August 7, 2018


why Mein instead of meinen is it because verb sein does not take Accusative?

February 7, 2018


Special case of the verb "sein": my father is not an accusative object, but a predicate, which has the same case like the subject, i.e. nominative. See also https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/grammar/nouns-and-articles/declension/nominative

If you'd tell me the sentence with "meinen", I'd understand "the grandfather doesn't eat my father" :D ..... (isst and ist don't differ phonetically)

February 7, 2018


How do I know when to put "nicht" on the end of a sentence rather than where it is in the English translation?

April 24, 2019
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