In English it is easy to agree with somebody. Whether they say ‘I’m cold’, ‘I’m hungry’ or ‘he likes me’ we can just answer with ‘me too’.
In German it’s not so easy. You need to decide between
But when do you use which one?
In this blog post you’ll get two choices: You can watch the video and see how Steven got on with some practice sentences, or you can read my post and try the other practice sentences (they are different to the video). Or, of course, you can do both ☺
This is ‘me too’ in the nominative case, meaning the ‘ich’ is the subject of the (I know, VERY short) sentence.
This means ‘(to) me’ in the dative case, meaning the ‘mir’ is either the indirect object or after a dative preposition.
This is ‘me too’ in the accustaive case, meaning the ‘mich’ is either the direct object of the sentence or after accusative prepositions.
Does that make sense?
Let’s try it. Here are 10 sentences for you to decide whether to answer with ich auch, mir auch, mich auch or with a preposition & mich or mir auch.
What do you think? Do you have the right ‘me too’s? Check your answers below the picture.
How did you do?
PS As it’s topical at the moment, you might wonder how Germans add to the #metoo campaign.
Yes, it’s #metoo! It’s easier than having three different ones. As you now know, depending on the context ‘me too’ can be , ich auch, mich auch or mir auch.
So, from now on, if I say ‘Ich weiß, wann es ich, mir oder mich auch heißt’, you can answer:
PS. If you’d like to learn more about the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases in German, check out my Udemy course.
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