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"Du magst den Tisch."

Translation:You like the table.

January 12, 2013



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Why is it "den Tisch" instead of "der Tisch"? I want to understand, please.


Because it's in the accusative case. This should help: http://german.about.com/library/blcase_acc.htm


At least now I'm relating the direct object with the accusative case. Good thing I paid attention to my English grammar classes.


I just cannot hear the difference between "magst" and "machst". And either word would make sense here (especially considering some of DL's other sentences....)


I have the same problem. I put both words into Google Translate and hit the speaker button and heard a minor difference, but they still sound almost identical to me. The "ch" in machst is pronounced like the ch in Loch Ness Monster. The g in magst is pronouced more like a K from the back of your throat. Very similar sounds. I wonder if native German speakers can hear a distinct difference.


Machst is exactly what I heard too.


Why does den sound like dein?


I'm getting confused on when to use Mag, Magst, and Mog (sorry no character to use). I now know that I and He "mag" but when do I use Magst and Mogt?


ich mag, du magst, er mag. wir mögen, ihr mögt, sie/Sie mögen. In Apple: ö = alt+u followed by o. ß is alt + s. In windows: shift+"+o. ß is alt+225.


This indefinite article "den" is from dative, right? Because the verb "like" is followed by a preposition, object indirect, right?


"Den" is a definite article. The indefinite counterpart of "den" is "einen."

"Den" is accusative. "Dem" is dative.

"Den Tisch" is the direct object, not the indirect object.


In Dativ case it is: Die/der. der/dem. Das/dem and die(pl.)/den right?


I should be: Do you like the table not You like the table.


No, that would be a question. Then it would be "magst du den Tasch?"

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