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Some prepositions take accusative or dative case depending on the action

June 14, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Glutexo

Briefly, if you want to express a location, where some action takes place, a dative is usually used; if you want to express a direction, towards some action points, an accusative is used. For example: Der Teller ist auf dem Tisch. (Location, dative.) Sie legt den Teller auf den Tisch. (Direction, accusative.)

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bi11ie

Excellent sum up

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/datumcenturi0

Unfortunately, some also take genitive - like trotz (in spite of) or wegen (because of) http://german.about.com/library/blcase_gen2.htm

June 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YeniPurnama

wow... thanks dude. This really helps

January 26, 2014
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