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

"Nein, Du bist mein Partner."

April 5, 2013

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

Does partner in German mean working together with someone or a romantic relationship with someone. It can mean both in English.....


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

Partner can be used in a romantic context but it is also often used in terms of business partner, dancing partner etc. The more common term for a partner in the romantic context is "Lebensgefährte" (lit. life companion) EDIT christian says "Partner" is more often used than "Lebensgefährte" - I guess it is a regional thing then.


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

I'd say "Partner" is more common than "Lebensgefährte". The latter sounds a bit clunky too.


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

Why wouldn't it be 'meinen' partner? Surely 'you' is the nominative and 'partner' is the accusative, so shouldn't 'mein' instead be 'meinen', as it would be 'den' partner


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

This is a predicate nominative. "Du" and "mein Partner" are the same person. There's no object.

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