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Chapter 9: German declension

  9.2 The Direct Object - Akkusativ

The first picture shows a relation that we already know.
The man sees the car.

The car is the direct object in this sentence. The man is the subject. In German we then have the phrase:
Der Mann sieht das Auto.

There are loads of examples for this type:

Er schreibt den Brief. = He writes a letter.
  Wir kaufen das Auto. = We buy the car.
  Ihr lest das Buch. = You (all) read the book.
  Wir bauen das Haus. = We build the house.

The question for the direct object is What?

He eats an apple.
What does he eat?
An apple

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