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What is the difference between Zwischen and Unter in German, and are they interchangeable?

unter/zwischen allen diesen Jungen wählte ich dies aus.

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What's the difference between among/amongst and between? –  Em1 Jan 28 at 13:54
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Have you looked up the words in a dictionary? If your question is about a specific context, please provide an example. –  Daniel Jan 28 at 13:54
    
@Katana_DE: "Jüngen" doesn't exist. Do you mean "Jungen" (young people, boys) or "Jünger" (followers)? And then it's "diesen" in either case. –  PMF Jan 28 at 14:49
    
Zwischen means between and unter means under. It's Jungen not Jüngen :) –  DerPolyglott33 Jan 28 at 20:13

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"Unter" means "among" while "Zwischen" means "inter" (the inter prefix..) or between - you could have looked it up i think.. Most times, they are not to be changed with each other.

"Ich bin unter Freunden"

"Ich kann mich nicht zwischen x und y entscheiden"

changing "unter" in the first example is an odd way to say you are "between" them, like standing close between two friends.

Adding your example:

"Unter allen diesen Jungen wählte ich diesen aus"

More common use would be "Aus all diesen Jungen"..

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