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I am finding it difficult to find out which verb takes which case (accusative/dative). Please can somebody suggest a way to ease this?

marked as duplicate by chirlu, boaten, Crissov, lejonet, Jan Jan 31 '16 at 20:17

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  • Hi and welcome to German Language Stack Exchange. Feel free to take a tour of the site. There is no easy way as far as I know, you just have to know (or learn); sorry. ^^' – Jan Jan 30 '16 at 17:30
  • Sure: because it is difficult. Now, you might be more specific in your question, and that would make it answerable. – c.p. Jan 30 '16 at 17:53
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    As the non-answers on the other question illustrate, there is no way to guess the case (or preposition, or other structure) associated with a verb. – chirlu Jan 31 '16 at 5:23
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    To expand on that: there are often slight tendencies for cases to correspond with certain semantic aspects (directness, reciprocity, etc.) but they are not regular enough to be of help for learning vocabulary. The best way is always to learn verbs by learning entire sentences - paradoxically it is easier to memorize an entire utterance than a lexeme+inflection class. – Kilian Foth Jan 31 '16 at 13:13