Daft question but does Producer mean movie producer or something like a farmer or factory employee?
It means 'a manufacturer.'
why is the question in the dative form?
It' accusative form. "Wen" not "wem"
Sorry but I am confused now. If it is accusative, why it is using "der" instead "den"?
'Der hersteller' ist nominativ, 'wen' ist accusative :-)
Ah, alles klar, "wen" ist akk nur :)
So what would you say for "Who likes the producer?"
"Wer mag den Hersteller?" (I think!)
Thanks for the explanation, MarcLager, I was very confused by this sentence!
Thkq! The google translate gives it all wrong..
It gives "Who likes the producer?" for both the sentences.
It's important not to expect very much from Google Translate. On easy sentences, it's usually okay, but for the ones you struggle with, it usually lets you down.
You should report that! I'm pretty sure google translate has a report function so you can fix such things.
Nominative: wer = who
Accusative: wen = whom
Dative: wem = to whom
Genitive: wessen = whose
I can safely say I've never heard anyone phrase a question with "whom+verb." "Whom likes the producer" looks and sounds completely wrong.
Agreed. This sentence would never be said in American english, and I doubt in any other, either.
May i say 'does anyone like the producer?'
That would be "Wer mag den Hersteller?"
Ohhhh thanks a lot
"Whom likes the manufacturer?" was accepted but this seems to mean something different. Maybe my English is wrong (likely) but this seems grammatically incorrect in English as well as meaning something different to the German
Who likes the producer - is correct.
It seems that Duo Lingo writers don't know that we no longer use the word "whom". Although correct it is now "old English"
I agree with you in the case of accusative sentences, but it is still used for dative things. To whom it may concern.... etc.