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moniquester
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:20:09 AM

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Is the following sentence correct as it stands?

Die Ente schwimmt auf dem See.

And, is it (nominative case) der Giraffe or die Giraffe?

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Петя Георгиева
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:00:13 PM

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die Giraffe
IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:25:41 PM

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moniquester wrote:
Is the following sentence correct as it stands?

Die Ente schwimmt auf dem See. - Das ist richtig. Nach 'auf' steht der Dativ.

And, is it (nominative case) der Giraffe or die Giraffe?



Петя hat Recht. Es ist die Giraffe, der Löwe und das Nashorn. Furchtbar, nicht wahr? Whistle


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moniquester
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:32:03 PM

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Sehr sehr furchtbar!!!! Vielen Dank IMcRout und Петя Георгиева!


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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:52:46 PM

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Just to give complete information:
auf can be connected with dative and with accusative

The cat is sleeping on the couch. Die Katze schläft auf der Couch. Dative for where-indication.
The cat jumped on the table. Die Katze sprang auf den Tisch. Accusative : verb of movement + where-to-indication.
IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 4:03:01 PM

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Right! Applause

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