Why is "Dir" sometimes used in the Accusative?

davezimm March 2, 2018, 6:38 pm
Hallo Leute,

I am confused as to why the phrase, "Can I help you" is Kann Ich Dir helfen?  and not Kann Ich Dich helfen?

Help!
 
Why is "Dir" sometimes used in the Accusative?
sfpugh March 3, 2018, 8:06 am
The answer is that dir is always dative not accusative.
The verb helfen  takes the dative so in "Can I help you", the "you" has to be dative.
Here is a link about verbs that take the dative:
https://learngermanwithanja.com/the-30-most-important-dative-verbs-in-german/
 
Why is "Dir" sometimes used in the Accusative?
Fred-C14 August 24, 2018, 3:30 pm
Oh Lord, another twist of the German language to wrap my poor adled brain around! 
Why is "Dir" sometimes used in the Accusative?
RobertR34 August 28, 2018, 10:13 pm
Keine Sorgen, Fred. Alles wird bald klappen!
Why is "Dir" sometimes used in the Accusative?

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