How do I know when should I use мне или меня тебе тебя?

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    "мне / тебе" is Dative case; "меня / тебя" is Accusative and Genitive. It turns out that you're asking about the usage of three of six main cases within a single question. Don't expect anything useful from this.
    – Matt
    Jul 2, 2016 at 13:32
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    It sounds like you are looking for a simple rule for choosing the correct case. Most beginners try to do this, but it cannot be done. They do not make progress until they stop viewing the case system as an annoying obstacle to be overcome by clever hacks and recognize it as a powerful tool for expressing their thoughts. The cases are labels attached to the names of the actors in the sentence in order to show what the role of each is in the action. Learn what each cases means and then observe how they are used to express ideas. There is no other way.
    – David42
    Aug 3, 2017 at 17:42

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"Мне" и "тебе" is the dative case:

 "To whom? - to me". "Кому? - мне".

"Меня и тебя" is genitive:

"For whom? - for you". "From whom? - from me". 
"Для кого? - Для тебя". "От кого? - От меня".
  • but both of them have a very close meaning i cant learn how to differntiate between them in my sentence i always use меня instead of мне
    – David
    Jul 2, 2016 at 13:05
  • Can you differentiate between "for me" and "to me"? How do you decide when to use which?
    – Dima
    Jul 2, 2016 at 13:10
  • okay. example if i want to say can you understand me? this me is what ?
    – David
    Jul 2, 2016 at 13:13
  • Ah, yeah ... :) Try asking a question. "Можешь ли ты понять КОГО? - меня". When you ask "кого?", the answer is "меня". If the question is "кому", then it is "мне".
    – Dima
    Jul 2, 2016 at 13:17
  • i know that but i dont know when to know if its the kavo or kamy
    – David
    Jul 2, 2016 at 13:18

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