"Ich gehe in einem Park spazieren."

Translation:I am going for a walk in a park.

April 8, 2013



Supposing you know how to use in/into correctly in English, German shows you the way. In + Dativ is always "in", In + Akkusativ is always "into". Next question: when do I use Dativ or Akkusativ after "in" in German. One of the ways to describe the difference is to see if the situation is "dynamic" or "non-dynamic". In "Ich gehe in einem Park spazieren" you can think of the park as a box. You will be moving, but always inside the box. >> dative >> "in". Using the image of a box: "Ich stelle das Buch in den Schrank". the book is moved from one box (your hand/the table) into another box (the bookcase) >> Akkusativ >> into. So going from one box into the other is "into"

April 8, 2013


so if I still outside the park (e.g. at home), and I'm going there to take a walk around, do i say "Ich gehe in einen Park zu spazieren"?

January 25, 2014


I'm having trouble with "in." Sometimes Duolingo wants me to translate it as "in," and other times as "into." Is there a way to tell which is which?

April 8, 2013


'Into' is accusative and 'in' is dative case.

Ich gehe im Park = I am walking in the park (dative).

Ich gehe in den Park = I am walking into the park (accusative).

In this instance, accusative indicates change (I wasn't in the park but I am going to be) and dative means you're walking in the park already and will continue doing so.

Ich gehe ins Klo (accusative) = I am going to the toilet

Ich gehe im Klo (dative) = I am walking around in the toilet

It is a bit difficult to get ones head around at first but it becomes second nature.

Dative Masculine = Dem | Neutral = Dem | Feminine = Der | Plural = Den

Dative Masculine = Den | Neutral = Das | Feminine = Die | Plural = Die

February 26, 2014


I think you meant to write accusative for your last sentence ie Accusative Masculine = Den | Neutral = Das | Feminine = Die | Plural = Die. It is a case of the brain thinking one thing and then just typing something else:) Ooops...

June 22, 2014


I answered "I go to walk in a park" and it seems to be incorrect, why? I imagined the context where you are speaking about what you usually do in your day by day...

May 23, 2013


I think you were right. The bare infinitive is where English differs across the Atlantic...

March 16, 2014


Could it be written as "Ich gehe in einem Park, um zu spazieren"?

July 2, 2019


Can i say this like this: "Ich gehe spazieren in einem Park"

January 17, 2014

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Someone in a previous comment said "Spazieren" was like walking for pleasure, as in jogging. Is this so? I answered "I go jogging in a park" and was marked wrong.

January 22, 2019


in einem -> im

September 21, 2016


No, "im" = "in + dem".

October 5, 2018
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