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comment When “to me” is “zu mir” and not “mir”
@Chris I see that. Thank you very much. I'm grateful and it is much clearer. :)
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accepted When “to me” is “zu mir” and not “mir”
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comment When “to me” is “zu mir” and not “mir”
@Chris Thank you. If I understand correctly, whether or not the addition of "zu" is appropriate is dependent upon whether the verb can take a preposition or not?
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comment When “to me” is “zu mir” and not “mir”
@Chris Sure. Using my second example, "Er hat mir einen Apfel gegeben," the sentence can be translated into English literally as either "He has given to me an apple" or "He has given me an apple." I was taught that in German, mir does not literally mean "to me," (it is simply the dative form of "me") but it is implied and that is how it should be thought of. Conversely, "zu mir" can ONLY be translated as "to me," from what I understand.
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comment When “to me” is “zu mir” and not “mir”
@Chris I realise that English does not translate directly into German and I am not really having any issues with the memorisation of the cases that verbs may take. With due respect, I simply don't understand when to add "zu" and when not to. I am very grateful for your insight but I do not feel that your answer has addressed my question.
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reviewed Close In this sentence “Ihr müsst nur schauen, wie es Audi macht.”, what is the complement of the verb “müsst”?
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reviewed No Action Needed Reason for irregular verb conjugation
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reviewed No Action Needed Grammar mistakes in this sentence?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to say “Thank you for teaching me that word” in German?
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comment Demonstrative pronoun: does it have to match the subject?
Can be found with a Google search. There is no particular question here.
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reviewed Leave Open Etymology of “Wertgegenstand”