20.1.89 wegen = because of (with Genitive or Dative)


Example
  Note! With personal pronouns the preposition wegen requires the Dative, else it requires the Genitive.  
  Wegen ihm hab ich es gekauft. (Dative)
= I bought it because of him.
  Ich kaufte es wegen des Mannes. (Genitive)
= I bought it because of the man.






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