relating to the grammatical case that marks typically the direct object of a verb or the object of any of several prepositions

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Why isn't “Ich danke dir” “Ich danke dich?”

I believe that in the sentence Ich danke 'du/dir/dich' that: ich = subject danke = verb du = direct object. Wouldn't that mean that it would be "Ich danke dich"? I hear people say ...
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Should one necessarily learn, when a verb goes with Dativ and when with Akkusativ?

Should one necessarily learn, when a verb goes with Dativ and when with Akkusativ, or can it be deduced? How to determine if a verb in question induces akkusativ or dativ? If there are direct object ...
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Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?

Wie wird am geläufigsten der Dativ und der Akkusativ von „jemand anderes“ gebildet? Gibt es ein Prinzip, nach welchem hier die Objektfälle gebildet werden, und wie lässt sich diese Frage ...
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How to look up whether a verb uses dative or accusative

Generally, my understanding of the use of dative and accusative is a bit opaque. I am getting better at deciphering which prepositions call for which case. I have also seen that motion is another ...
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How come there are two accusative objects here “das geht dich einen Dreck an”? (so it seems)

I failed with the object analysis of the following sentence: Das Subjekt geht Verb dich Akk-Objekt(!?) einen Dreck Akk-Objekt(!?) an. I know there are instances, in which one finds, on top ...
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Warum “unter der Brücke hindurchgehen”?

Aus dem Duden: unter der Brücke hindurchgehen Warum Dativ? Ich habe die Frage "Auf {einen, einem} Baum klettern - Akkusativ oder Dativ?" schon gelesen, und ich habe gedacht, dass hier der ...
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Why are accusative personal pronouns added into sentences that already have nominative personal pronouns?

I am having some trouble understanding why accusative personal pronouns are added into a sentence that already has a nominative personal pronoun, for example. Wie fühlst du dich? Könnt ihr ...
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“Gehören” mit Akkusativ oder Dativ?

Welcher Satz ist richtig? Frage mit Wohin? (Akkusativ): Der Müll gehört in die Mülltonne. Wohin gehört der Müll? oder Frage mit Wo? (Dativ): Der Müll gehört in der Mülltonne. Wo ...
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When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?

I'm starting to learn German and I'm confused with usage of those two. Should I use accusative or dative in the following? In dem Kino sitzen Bürger. – dative or In das Kino sitzen Bürger. – ...