There’s a distinctive difference between asking questions about people and objects in English:

Who did you go with yesterday?
With what did you go to the party yesterday?

I know that it’s something similar in German and it involves womit, but I’m not quite sure. Can anyone help me here?


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The difference you are referring to is probably Womit ... ? vs. Mit wem ... ?

To ask for a person-object use mit wem. To ask for a thingy-object use womit.

For Example:

Mit wem warst du gestern bei der Party? (Wer war dabei?)


Womit warst du gestern bei der Party? (Was war dabei?)

  • Thanks, that's it I believe. Is this question right? Mit wem geht sie in der Diskothek?
    – warwick
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 18:48
  • and how to ask a question: When does he sleep? if you don't mind answering
    – warwick
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 18:50
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    @warwick : 1. Yes and no. It's "die Discothek". 2. "Wann schläft er?" But please keep in mind that we are no translation service. Even Google translator could have got this right. Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 19:50

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