When to use 'Mich' vs 'Mir'?
Help would be appreciated!
Hi. As far as I'm concerned, Mir is used when the action implies "to me". Maybe an example clarifies it: Sie gibt mir (She gives something to me) . Sie sagt mir (She says something to me) . Vs Sie liebt mich. (She loves me). I hope you find this useful.
Your English examples are incorrect. When a sentence uses the phrase "to me", it is using a prepositional phrase and not an indirect object.
... and there are a few words like: aus, bei, mit von, nach that always take the dative. (forcing you to use mir) . Then there are some words like: durch gegen, ohne, um... that always take the accusative (forcing you to use mich). There are some other famous ones, but I haven't worked out how to type umlauts yet, or the "sharp" s. :(