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den and dem

why in this sentence " Ich esse mit dem Lehrer", it is dem Lehrer instead of den Lehrer?

July 8, 2012

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

You have to use the dative case after the preposition "mit". "Der" becomes "dem" in the dative case. "Den", by contrast, is used for the accusative case.


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

This is a topic that ought to be covered in more depth in the lessons. Each German preposition requires the object to take a specific case (dative, accusative, genitive) and those just need to be memorized.

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