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German Grammar: Akkusativ-Pronomen: Teil I
Accusative pronouns: Part I
We really hope that by now the concept of the accusative is a little clearer. If not, check out our previous topics on declensions.
Just a little reminder: We use the accusative for direct objects and the nominative (the "normal case") for subjects.Subject →Der Mann spielt Fußball. → Nominative
Direct Object → Ich sehe den Mann.→Accusative
Personal pronouns can also change depending on the case.
What are personal pronouns again?
Oh, personal pronouns are incredibly important. Imagine I would tell you a story about by brother like this:
My brother lives in Berlin. My brother is married and has three children.
My brother's children go to school...
I would rather say...
My brother lives in Berlin. Heis married and has three children.
Hischildren go to school...
Okay, so er/sie/es are personal pronouns?
Yes, and they can change depending on the case too.
Personal pronouns in accusative (singular)
Du siehst mich.
You see me.
Ich sehe dich.
I see you.
Ich sehe ihn.
I see him.
Ich sehe sie.
I see her.
Ich sehe es.
I see it.
Reminder: objects in German have a gender, that means we have to respect that gender in the pronouns. Not all objects are es!
A: Wie findest du den Pullover?
B: Ich finde ihn schön.
A: Wie findest du die Hose?
B: Ich finde sie altmodisch.
A: Wie findest du das Auto?
B: Ich finde es zu teuer.
Now that you know how to say "me" in German, we should probably warn you that "me too" in most contexts is ich auch and not mich auch.
"Me neither" is simply ich auch nicht, which directly translates to "I also not".