"I am searching for my dog."

Translation:Ich suche meinen Hund.

September 14, 2017



Warum nicht "Ich suche für meinen Hund?"

September 14, 2017


1) Prepositions rarely correspond one to one between languages.
2) German has the case system which often allows to omit a preposition where English needs one. (Here the accusative for the direct object, the dog.)
3) If you were to use a prepositional phrase, it'd be: Ich suche nach meinem Hund. (nach + dative)
4) Your solution in German sounds as if you were looking for something on behalf of the dog.

September 14, 2017


Is there any difference in meaning between "suchen + Akkusativ" vs "suchen nach + Dativ"

February 6, 2018
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