TheoryThe accusative case is also known as the objective case as it affects the direct object of the sentence. Typically, the direct object is the noun that the verb acts on. In other words, the direct object is who or what directly receives the action of the noun.
In the following example we see the roles of each word:
|Die Frau sieht…
The woman (subject) sees (verb)...
Was sieht die Frau?
What does the woman see?
Die Frau sieht einen Vogel.
The woman sees a bird. (direct object)
|Ich sehe den Mann.
I see the man.
Können wir die Situation diskutieren.
Can we discuss the situation.
Besuchst du Berlin?
Are you visiting Berlin?