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The German translation of good day is Guten Tag. Why is it not Guter Tag?

And when asked

Wie geht es dir?

can I answer Ich bin gut instead of Mir geht es gut?

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    These are two questions. Please refrain from asking two unrelated questions in one post. Make it two separate questions instead.
    – Em1
    Dec 19 '14 at 13:09
  • Btw, where is the genitive?
    – c.p.
    Dec 19 '14 at 13:11
  • @c.p. "guten" is both genitive and accusative, so I assume that's the reason for believing it could be genitive.
    – Em1
    Dec 19 '14 at 13:14
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    @Em1 In dem Fall sollte es aber konsequent "Tag(e)s" anstelle "Tag" da vorkommen, finde ich.
    – c.p.
    Dec 19 '14 at 13:22
  • @c.p. Fair enough. Vielleicht war es auch nur ein Vertipper.
    – Em1
    Dec 19 '14 at 13:26

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