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tpeck

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  1. German Dative Case

    I'm so sorry. Please explain "spazieren gehen in dem Park". I'm shown a picture of two people walking in a park. I ask "where are they walking"? They are walking in the Park. So why isn't this accusative since it's showing movement? I know the answer is "in dem Park" and it's Dative because the correct answer is "dem".
  2. German Dative Case

    I promise this will be the last question. If I want to say "It is cozy in my bedroom." --> "Es ist gemütlich in meinem Schlafzimmer, " then is this dative? I have to ask the question "wo"?
  3. German Dative Case

    Thank you. What is the indicator for this Dative sentence since I cannot ask "Wem". These are the sentences that are most frustrating for me since a person is not the indirect object: Ich habe an meinem Geburtstag gearbeitet. "Ich" is the subject, "gearbeitet" is the direct object and "Geburstag" is the indirect object. So I should remember that "when" sentences are also Dative. Is that correct?
  4. German Dative Case

    Thank you! I think I get it stuck in my head that the accusative "receiver of the action" and the dativ "Person or thing being affected" mean the same thing so deciphering the two gets me mixed up so easily. I think I overthink it too much. For example: "I rent my house." ---> "Ich miete mein Haus." I always want to make this dative because I keep thinking that house is being affected since it is being rented. I know it's ridiculous to think that way and I can't seem to stop thinking that way.
  5. German Dative Case

    Hello! Needing help understanding the dative case in simple sentences. Example: "Ich miete nicht meinem (meinen?) Haus." So since the house is directly affected by the verb "miete", is it an accusative or dative direct object. Is that correct? Everything I've learned so far are dative sentences with a subject - verb - direct object - indirect object and I have not seen examples where there is no indirect object so I get confused. Can someone clear this up for me please? Thank you!