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"Du mit dem?"

December 20, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/kzluy

"You with that?" does not make a whole lot of sense to me. What would be a practical situation where one would say something like "Du mit dem?"

December 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/dieta
  • ( die Situation ; drei Personen ) zwei Frauen ( Sabine, Claudia ) und ein Mann ( Peter )
  • Claudia kann Peter nicht leiden und hat noch nie viel mit ihm geredet
  • Claudia erzählt ihrer Freundin Sabine, dass sie (Claudia) mit Peter im Kino war
  • daraufhin Sabine ganz erstaunt: "Du mit dem?" ... mit dem, den du gar nicht leiden kannst
  • edit: "you with that guy?" "du mit dem Kerl?"
December 21, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kzluy

Great, that's a great example, thank you! If dem can be either that or them, then I can see how it could be used. I didn't know dem could be both, but it makes sense now.

December 21, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/MusicMan82
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Dieta, thanks for the wonderful examples! So, does the appearance of "dem" here have a possible connotation of making the object a bit less personal? And is there a clear grammatical rule with a clear right or wrong?

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dora29

The platform says a correct translation is "You with him?". Wouldn't it make more sense to say "Du mit ihm?" instead of "Du mit dem?". What is the context in which this question is used?

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dieta
  • it is a matter of accentuation
  • a situation in which "Du mit ihm?" fits is
  • a dancing studio with some girls and boys ( learn dancing ) and a dancing master
  • one girl is a little shy ... and the teacher says "Du mit ihm?" "Du mit ihm - vielleicht?" "Möchtest du mit ihm tanzen?"

if the teacher would say in this situation "Du mit dem?" - ... would sounds unpolite

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dora29

Thank you, makes more sense now :)

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivyberry

Wenn '...Du mit dem - kerl?'... das ist richtig. Danke dieta.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo-M
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Why can't i say it means "you with it"? I know "it" is "es", but still, it may have the same meaning as "that".

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivyberry

it sounds demeaning. Or condescending. lol

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Goasts
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Warum ist es nicht "Are you with them?"

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dieta

them is plural ... and the plural German counterpart to "Du mit dem?" is "Du mit denen?" "Du mit ihnen?"

April 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brianena

usefull link, thanks

June 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cpendleton

that explains why I got it wrong...thanks

June 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/steveo6

how in the name of God can dem be him when the answer says that??????

July 5, 2013
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