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Ich danke dir. is the only correct version. Danken takes the dative case. You will never hear otherwise. I would recommend to forget about the concept of direct and indirect object; or better, you should realize that the definitions of direct and indirect object in German and English are not identical. Neither is the use. So just because some verb ...
Yes, both sources are correct. The regular comparative is formed with the ending -er, so "neuer" is the comparative of "neu": neu, neuer, am neuesten Then we have the endings in the declension of adjectives, and yes, for the indefinite article, the nominative ending is also -er: ein neuer Wagen Yes, it sounds confusing, but we all will just have ...
When in is used to give a place or a time as answers to questions with wann or wo you must use the Dative. When it is used to give a direction (as in the answer to the question with wohin) it stands with Accusative. In the question Wer macht Parties in der Freizeit? the expression in der Freizeit specifies the time, so the Dative is used.
Emanuel already mentions that Ich danke dir is the correct way of saying I thank you. I just want to tell you how you can simply answer this question with help of some online tools. Unfortunately, only a few sources mention the necessary information explicitly and, if they do, this information is sometimes a little hidden. Starting with Duden, you'll find ...
What you mean is Sie halten Johannes, den Ingenieur, für den wichtigsten Fachmann ihrer Firma. Also in this sense we have an object, which requires the accusative. Only the subject can be a nominative. The term "Johannes, der Ingenieur" can, of course, be used in the nominative case, like Johannes, der Ingenieur, ist der wichtigste Fachmann der ...
Yes, they can mean both. Now how to distinguish between them. If an adjective stands in front of a noun it will get some sort of ending depending on case, preceding article and numerous. One possible ending is -er. The minimum ending is -e. There will never be no ending. So if you see "neuer" in front of a noun, the -er MUST be an ending and the word is ...
Laut Duden ist beides möglich: jemandem oder jemand. Ich bevorzuge in deinem Beispiel jemand: Ich schlage jemand anderem vor, mich mit ihm zu treffen. Oder: Ich schlage jemand anderem in den Bauch. // nur ein Beispiel :) In anderen Situationen gefällt mir jemandem besser: Ich gab den Rest einfach jemandem.
Ich danke Dir This is always correct, and "Ich danke Dich" is always incorrect. The receiver of something is always in Dativ. Note that "Dativ" comes from Latin do, dare, dedi, datus, which means primarily to give. So Dativ is literally the case you use to describe the act of giving to someone.
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