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I am doing German A1.

I just want to know whether Ich fahre dem taxi zum Büro can be used to mean I come to office by taxi.

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    Questions, that basically ask for the correctness of a translation are off-topic here on German Language Stack Exchange. – Jan Jan 25 '17 at 19:10
  • ok ................. – InQusitive Jan 25 '17 at 19:11
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Well, kind of.

There are some errors in your German sentence:

das Taxi
This is a noun. In German all nouns must always be written with a uppercase first letter.

mit dem Taxi
You have to use a preposition if you want to say, that you drive with the taxi. (In German the grammatical pattern <move> by <vehicle> doesn't exist, so you have to use the pattern <move> with <article> <vehicle>.)

So, the correct sentence would be:

Ich fahre mit dem Taxi zum Büro.

But this not a literal translation of your English sentence. The literal translation of the German sentence is:

I drive with the taxi to the office.

Your English sentence would be in German:

I komme mit dem Taxi zum Büro.

  • to come = kommen
  • to drive = fahren
  • Oh, I missed the word mit. – InQusitive Jan 25 '17 at 19:25
  • @InQusitive: Yes, and the uppercase T in Taxi! – Hubert Schölnast Jan 25 '17 at 19:27

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