mich or mir? accusative vs. dative

I’m often asked: “when do I use mich and when do I use mir?” What at first seems to be a very straight forward question is unfortunately not that easy for many to get their heads around. The answer is that you need to understand the cases.

German has four cases: Nominative, Accustaive, dative and genitive. For the mich/mir question we are addressing the accusative and dative. The nominative you already have down when you use ich, du, er etc.

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4 comments

  1. […] **Notice that there is an “n” on Herr. That’s because it’s an address and the preposition an is implied as in “to Mr. Mustermann”. The an here shows direction, it is therefore in the accusative. […]

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