I don't get why the difference; ich mag den Mann; ich mag dem Lehrer if both are males. This lesson is driving me crazy. I need more leads here
I don't yet understand where den and dem come from and when they are used. I thought 'the man' would be 'der Mann'
'the man' is 'der Mann'. But in this sentence, der Mann is an accusative object and so 'der' changes to 'den'. If 'der Mann' was an dative object, 'der' would have changed to 'dem'.
Thank you, I will study accusative and dative and hopefully it will come naturally soon!