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Akkusativ mit Infinitiv (AcI) – Questions about a particular construction that can be used with some verbs, employing an accusative and a plain infinitive.

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Pronoun endings in Akkusative Objects for “mein”

Consider the following sentence: Seit zwei Jahren tausche ich meine alten aber noch guten Sachen hier und bin begeistert. In this sentence, as per my understanding, we have a Akkusative ...
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Is akkusativ or Dative Object pronoun used in this sentence?

The sentence is : What does my name sound like to you? the expression "to you" what do you think it is. If we convert into german, what would be the translation. Will it be: Was hört mein Name ...
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Where should mir bitte be placed in a Question sentence that have a dative pronoun and an akkusative object?

I have two sentences: Kannst du mein Mittagessen mir geben bitte? Kannst du mir bitte mein Mittagessen geben? Are both grammatically correct? Is there any rule governing the positions in this ...
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Non-modal verbs as helping verbs (“I hear you coughing”)

How do you use non-modal verbs (hear, overhear, see etc.) to help another verb, as modal verbs do in German? For example, how do you translate these sentences to German: I hear you coughing. I ...
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“Ich sah fünf Flugzeuge abheben.” – How to transform to the perfect tense?

I would like to say in German: I saw five planes taking off. I think the answer is: Ich sah fünf Flugzeuge abheben. Now I want to use the perfect tense. My best guess is: Ich habe fünf ...
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Help with infinitive construction

Hoffentlich werde ich euch sehen, eine neue Fremdsprache lernen. I want to say, “Hopefully I will see you guys learning a new language.” Does this even make sense, or do I need to add a zu into the ...
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In “die Bohnen fünf Minuten kochen lassen”, is “die Bohnen” the object of “lassen” or “kochen”?

Question Each question relates to the German sentence just above it. I hope these apparently five questions are merely asking the same question five times. die Bohnen fünf Minuten kochen ...