"Wohin geht dein Sohn mit meiner Tochter?"

Translation:Where is your son going with my daughter?

December 21, 2012



why is it 'meiner' in this case?

January 21, 2014

  • 1985

@Eshgoel2012 : die / meine Tochter = the / my daughter
The 'die' changes to der in the dative case. And the -r from the 'der' gets attached to the meine = meiner → meiner Tochter = my daughter.

EDIT 2014.10.31 : Take into consideration the comments below - and see this link too: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_dat.htm

January 21, 2014


Excuse me but here meiner is dative, not genitive.

June 22, 2014


Doesn't mit take the Dative?

April 22, 2014

  • 1985

@izybit : Yes it does.
(NOTE: I've edited my comment.)

April 22, 2014


For anyone who cannot use the link mentioned by Levi, this is the dative table.

M for masculine e.g. Meinem Sohn

R for feminine e.g. Meiner Tochter

M for neuter e.g. Meinem Mädchen

N for plural e.g. Meinen Geschwester

Edit: Oh my! I hadn't checked this thread in a long time and I didn't realize I had this many upvotes, thank you!

November 13, 2014


And what is wrong with "To where goes your son with my daughter."

December 9, 2013


"Whither goeth thine heir alongside my progeny?"

July 15, 2014


Wouldn't it be whither goest? :)

July 17, 2014


Nope, "goest" was the "thou" form. You know, like "du gehst"? "Goeth" was the equivalent of "geht".

July 17, 2014


Wow... it's funny how you see the old germanic routes in old english. The h is just moved around with the O removed. lol

October 12, 2014


It's like running into English's second cousin at a party.

January 30, 2015


Doesn't sound like normal English

February 10, 2014


And what about - "Where goes your son with my daughter ?" Sounds a bit dramatic, I know - but the situation for confronting another German father is not going to be any less dramatic, is it ?

February 19, 2014


In English, for most verbs, you can't just invert subject and verb to get a question, you have to first add the correct form of do and then invert that word with the subject. "Where does your son go..."

March 4, 2014


But understand, you must: English, a most versatile language can be.

Use the Force, you should.

March 25, 2014


when is it "wohin" or "wo" ?

November 15, 2013


"Wohin" means (roughly) "where to". It's used for directions and movement, as with this sentence. "Wo" just means "where". It's used for a simple placement of something, without any actions. "Wo wohnst du?" means "Where do you live?" (static), whilst "Wohin gehst du?" means "To where are you going?" (dynamic).

November 16, 2013
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