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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between “accusative” and “direct object”

I always thought accusative case is used for the direct objects of a verb, until a few minutes ago when I found in German grammar in a nutshell, that Can you please explain the subtle difference ...
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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. – ...