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"Nein, Du bist mein Partner."

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April 5, 2013

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

April 5, 2013

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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.

April 5, 2013

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

April 5, 2013

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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

September 7, 2013

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USWU0Dcl7fQ

September 7, 2013
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