Does "helfen" always take the dative case?
good lord. just when I thought I knew most of the dimensions of complexity in German, here is another one.
Think of it as "giving help to". Same situation as "danken" --> "we are giving thanks to him".
It's just the beginning of the nightmares lol
What other words take the Dativ case? Please.
Der/Das - Dem
Die - Der
Die (plu.) - Den
Why do you say dem mann here instead of der mann?
As christian said higher up, "helfen" always takes the dative case, and the dative case of "der" is "dem."
Why is "we are helping the husband" not correct. Mann means "man" or "husband."
From my impression, I think "Mann" only means husband when it is being possessed. For example, "ihr Mann" would mean "her husband." But don't quote me; I would check with a native speaker.
What's wrong with "We helped the man"? Is it because "helped" is past tense?