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When to use 'Einen', 'Einem', 'Den' and 'Dem'?

Any help would be appreciated!

1/7/2018, 1:45:07 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianKwasny
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Einen and Den are masculine accusative, Einem and Dem are masculine dative.

1/7/2018, 2:04:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DonTrump1
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"Einen" and "Einem" are the accusative/dative forms of the article "Ein". For example: "Ich backe EINEN Kuchen" - I bake a cake "Ich gebe einem Freund diesen Kuchen" - I give this cake to a friend The same goes for "Den" and "Dem" which are the accusative/dative form of the article "Der". For example: "Ich kaufe DEN Kuchen" - I buy the cake "Ich gebe DEM B├Ącker das Geld" - I give the money to the baker

1/7/2018, 2:10:21 PM

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What Somebodystrange (love the name) said; and "einen, einem" is indefinite article ("a", "an") and "den, dem" definite one ("the").

As for the use of the cases, either let Duo guide you, or search for a good grammar site/book. I can explain if you wish, but it will be a looong shot ;)

1/7/2018, 2:19:01 PM
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