In German, what does “zussamen” mean?

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I”ve seen this used in this sentence: Ich leben mit meinen Vater, meine Mutter und meine Schwester zussamen. But when I put it into a translator, I didn’t get any results. What does “zussamen” mean?

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  • > Never ever use a translator for complete sentences because it certainly will come out completely wrong.

    Definitely true, nothing to add. I’m native, too, so take this as an affirmative post. Even Mark Twain struggled with the third case, the Dativ, as it’s the weirdest case in German. But you got the verb right: “zusammenleben” is one of the verbs that split up into two parts when used in a complete sentence, and you got the word order right. You just made one little mistake: When a verb splits up, the first part is flexed, so it shouldn’t be “ich leben” (infinitive), but “ich lebe” (first person singular):

    ich lebe

    du lebst

    er/sie/es lebt

    wir leben

    ihr lebt

    sie leben

    The “mit” preposition always requires third case: mit meinem Vater, meiner Mutter und meiner Schwester. There is NO exception to that. (Actually, in English you also ask “with WHOM do I live together?”, but possesive pronouns like “my” or “his/her” don’t flex to the dativ in English, so you might be unaware of this.)

    To quote Mark Twain again:

    He allegedly said that it takes an intelligent man thirty days to learn English, thirty weeks to learn French, and thirty years to learn German. I completely agree with him.

  • Your spelling was wrong.

    It’s called “zusammen” and means “together”

    Your sentence in German is also spelled wrong. The right spelling is: “Ich lebe mit meinem Vater, meiner Mutter und meiner Schwester zusammen.”

    And please let me give you an advice: Never ever use a translator for complete sentences because it certainly will come out completely wrong. You’d better study your vocabularies better and just if you have missed one or two words you might have a look what a translator tells you.

    Translators are crap!

    Source(s): Native German
  • It’s spelled zusammen which means together.

  • It means together, and should really be spelled “zusammen”.

    Source(s): German native
  • Zussamen means Together

  • together

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