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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?)

vs.

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 Nov 17 '14 at 18:48
  • and how to ask a question: When does he sleep? if you don't mind answering – warwick Nov 17 '14 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. – dervonnebenaan Nov 17 '14 at 19:50

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