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This refers to definite and indefinite articles. von den Leuten is used when you are referring to some definite, specific people. "Von wem hast du die Blumen bekommen?" - "Von den Leuten, die ├╝ber uns wohnen" von Leuten is used when you are referring to some arbitrary people or "people" in general. "Von wem weisst du das?" - "Von (irgendwelchen) ...


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German has, same as English, three kinds of articles: (all examples in nominative case) definite articles In English: Singular: the Plural: the In German: Singular (male, female, neuter): der, die, das Plural: die indefinite articles In English: Singular: a, an (there is no plural indefinite article) In German: ...



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