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I was doing some exercises and I foud the sentence "er weiß gut Bescheid", I thougt I should say "er weiß guten Bescheid", because it's a stark declension, is that correct?

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    Hint: If you encounter an uninflected adjective, it could be an adverb.
    – RHa
    Feb 12 at 13:50
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No, despite looking similar, this is not the construction as in

Er weiß guten Rat (He has good advice)

but an adverb stating the degree of his knowledge. So the meaning of gut is the same as in

Ich kenne ihn gut. (I know him well).

So the translation is actually:

He is well acquainted with that topic.

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