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Die + ??? = der

I got this sentence: "Ich danke der Frau.". I think it means I thank for the woman.

May 22, 2012

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To help you think of it, think of "Ich danke der Frau" as "I give thanks to the woman"

Ich/I= subject

danke/thanks = direct object

der Frau/the woman = indirect object

October 7, 2012

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See here for a list of the most common German dative verbs: http://german.about.com/library/verbs/blverb_dativ.htm?rd=1

May 23, 2012

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I think this is an example of the accusative. In German, when an object is receiving an action, such as the woman here is receiving thanks, it is the accusative object. These objects get different articles; I believe the lesson that covers articles should have a chart on these different articles.

May 23, 2012

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@kmonwy: Actually, it is dative. Otherwise I agree.

May 23, 2012

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March 8, 2019

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@kmoney The accusative article for femenine singular nouns is "Die" while the dative article for the same is "Der" Somehow this sentence follows the logic of "I thank to the woman" (dative) instead of "I thank the woman" (accusative) but I can't understand why is this such an exception either.

May 23, 2012

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@Yokhen: The verb 'danken' implies dative.

May 23, 2012

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Gents,

Really thank you for all your troubles!

:)

May 23, 2012
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