https://www.duolingo.com/MIKERD

"Der Mann isst mit dem Lehrer."

December 23, 2012

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/couchdoor
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the submit error button is limited in options, so i elaborate here: for my answer I typed 'der Mann ist mit dem Lehrer', which is wrong, but it marked it as correct and did not mention my typo either.

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kaymama

same here. and it should be wrong.i didnt here isst i heard ist.

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ErickB

I did the same, and was marked as correct when I should not have been. (Or at least should have had a warning)

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris_A

I also entered "der Mann ist mit dem Lehrer" and it accepted it.

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/miriam0216
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But maybe it's not wrong? The man is with the teacher, no?

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Julika
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"dem" is audible for me as a native speaker and listener. Also, the "mit" preposition indicates that a singular, dative object is about to follow. There are multiple correct answers, for instance "The man [eats/is eating] with [the/that] teacher."

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MIKERD

It says there are 2 correct answers but there should be only one. "The man eats with that teacher" is translated into german like " Der Mann isst mit diesem Lehrer"

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/uday16091989

den and dem sounds same.. :|

January 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DesiraeNicole

What would it be for plural teachers?

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kedi007

Isn't it "den" for plurals? So it should be "den Lehrer" I think

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pigmonkeyandsuzi

what is the difference in pronunciation between isst and ist? I keep on making the same mistakes when listening and not reading

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

There is no difference. "Man ist, was man ist" and "Man ist, was man isst" are both meaningful and sound the same but have different meanings

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertLunkez
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I can't really hear the word "dem". It's too fast!

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/honglog
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why "sehe den Lehrer" but "ist mit dem Lehrer"

March 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

The noun following "mit" is always dative

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alexxflower

why "mit dem Lehrer" instead of "mit der lehrer"

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kedi007

Because: mit+Dative; "der Lehrer" (masculine) becomes "dem Lehrer" in Dative

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bel25bel

What is dative?

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MayankGoel

Please clarify when to use 'dem' and 'den'.

April 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

Dem is used for "The" when using the Dative case for Masculine or Neuter nouns. Den is "The" for masculine Accusative nouns or plural dative nouns. After "mit" the noun that follows always takes the dative case.

If this isn't clear then you need do a web search on german definite articles

April 25, 2013
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