I have been learning German for about a month now, and I am trying to understand the grammatical cases.
I read that we should say "es tut mir leid" to say "I am sorry" which I take to mean "it makes me sorry." This confuses me; I thought that "es" is the subject and "I" (or "Ich") is the object. So, why do we not use the Accusative case for "I", which is "mich"? Why do we use that dative "mir"?
Thanks in advance!