German Dative Verbs
A German dative verb is one that normally takes an object in the dative case—usually without any other object. Yes, there are more lists to memorize, but the concept is a very simple one to master...
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In German there are a number of verbs that require dative case objects (typically pronouns). These verbs do not need accusative objects. Here is a partial list of such verbs:
Ich danke dir! I thank you!
Eine Lampe fehlt mir im Wohnzimmer. I am missing a lamp in my living room.
Die neue Wohnung gefällt uns. We like the new apartment.
Sein Arm tut ihm weh. His arm hurts.
Die Bluse steht ihr gut. The blouse suits her well / looks good on her.
Sie sind ihnen im Fussballstadion begegnet. They ran into them at the soccer stadium.
Herr Krauss, ich stimme Ihnen zu! Mr. Krauss, I agree with you!
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