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" Der Hund läuft einer Katze nach."

April 8, 2013

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/scott.daley

Yeah... c'mon. 'The dog pursues a cat' should be accepted.

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev

it is, now

August 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TurnipsAreCool

The translation for "läuft ... nach" is "to pursue", but the application only accepts solutions involving verb "chase", which is not even one of the translations provided. Is it really wrong to say "The dog is pursuing a cat."?

April 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ilina_objopt

same thing here. i reported it...

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sabanerox

Einer Katze, is Einer the IA dative for femenine forms?

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RodolfoRG

Yes. der -> dem, ein -> einem das -> dem, ein -> einem die -> der, eine -> einer die (pl.) -> den

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TychoBear

Läuft means walks and nach is also after. But why isn't The dog walks after the cat right?

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rinoo7

"läuft ... nach" is the verb. The infinitive is "nachlaufen" (to pursue); those two particles need to be interpreted as one word.

April 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/malcido

Is the verb here nachlaufen?

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ilina_objopt

it gives very little information. could be better with more explanations. i guess we just have to wait and see when we get to the part about the separable particle verbs.... i'm not sure how they are called in english

April 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/worldons

im like writing for 5 times "the dog runs after a cat" and i always fail because i wrote "a" and not "one cat" but when i did not fail it tells me "the dog chases a cat" wth?!

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VirgilJSchmidt

I wrote "The dog runs after a cat." and it was accepted. Maybe they fixed it from 2 months back.

July 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jados16

I've not yet come across "einer" and the associated rules. Is there further detail about this somewhere on this site, perhaps coming up? Otherwise, can anyone provide / link to a simple explanation, please?

May 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arzt_Ratsel

http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm I still try to wrap my head around it, but it helps to think about what case the noun is and then apply the rules for article declinations

June 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IvanLiu

I doubt whether the verb is nachlauft? Can I see lauft is the verb and the nach is thr pron?

July 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jujubees

Why is it "einer Katze" and not "eine Katze" ? What does the dog run after ? The cat. It's accusative, isn't it ? Is it a specific rule for nachlaufen ?

August 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev

I think it is because Katze is in dative and feminine. Therefore it requires masculine article der.

August 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jujubees

But why is it dative ? It's because of the verb "nachlaufen" ? Like for "danken" ?

August 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev

I think yes, native speakers will correct me if I am wrong.

August 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jujubees
August 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev
August 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jujubees

Ok that makes sense now, thanks :)

August 27, 2013
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