The case of a noun or pronoun is an inflectional form that indicates its grammatical function in a phrase, clause, or sentence

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When to use das/die/der and when ein/eine?

I'm just starting with German and got a bit lost when one should use das (or die/der) and when ein (eine/ein). I suppose it should be something like "a" or "the" in English depending if we're talking ...
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Warum sagt man “letzte Woche” aber “in der letzten Woche”? [duplicate]

Warum gibt es einen Unterschied im Wort "letzte"?
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Where is the accusative? [closed]

I'm taking German as a second language class (to be admitted to German university) and they gave this sentence to find the nominative and accusative. "Martin and Petra like to read." I'm thinking that ...
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What case for time expressions? [duplicate]

What is the appropriate case for time expressions that don't involve a preposition? Letzten Monat sah ich ihn. (accusative) Letzter Monat sah ich ihn. (nominative)
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Ist “unter lauter Freunden” richtig?

Was bedeutet lauter? Wird nach unter hier Genitiv oder Dativ verwendet?
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Dativ von “alles”?

I am afraid that I would expose her to everything, Wäre es richtig, so zu übersetzen? Ich habe Angst, dass ich sie alles aussetzen würde. Das Verb "aussetzen" braucht einen Dativ, aber wenn ...
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Which one is correct: “dir” or “dich”? Dative or Accusative? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn’t “Ich danke dir” “Ich danke dich?” If when I'm talking with a German, and I want to thank him/her which one is correct? Ich danke dich is correct or Ich danke ...
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Den Substantiv (AKK) -(e)n

Wieso ist -en in folgendem Fall nötig? (Warum ist den Student nicht richtig?) Zwei Freunde besuchen den Studenten. Gibt es Regeln für die Fälle, wo "den Substantiv (AKK) -(e)n" nötig ist?
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Adjective conjugation for nominative, masculine, singular? [closed]

Found this table: http://esl.fis.edu/learners/fis/german/kasus/caseTables.htm It appears to conflict with what I've learned. In the very top line, for instance, shouldn't it be as follows: der ...
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Schreibst du einen Brief an deinen Vater?

Please explain what are the cases (accusative, dative) here and why exactly those. Schreibst du einen Brief an deinen Vater? I assume that schreibst is a verb, ein Brief is a subject the same ...