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What verbs require that the experiencer be in the dative case?

Нужно is not a verb, it's a short singular neuter form of the adjective нужный. Russian uses impersonal constructs with the dative of the agent (дательный деятеля) with certain adjectives: мне нужно &...
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Does обо turn into обоим in the dative case?

Firstly, both = оба, not обо. Yes, the dative of оба is обоим: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B0#Declension So вам обоим is the correct expression of `to both of you'. I would put ...
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Why is the dative used in "и красному знамени" in the Soviet anthem?

Your translation is wrong, the stanza literally translates to this: In the victory of the immortal ideas of Communism We see the future of our country, And to the Red Banner of the glorious ...
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Why is the dative used in "и красному знамени" in the Soviet anthem?

You are parsing it wrong. Красному знамени here is an indirect object of верны, meaning faithful. We are faithful to the red banner. Верны красному знамени.
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Порядок слов с дательным падежом (прямое дополнение / косвенное дополнение)

Change of word order highlights different accents in the meaning. Generally, pulling a word forward from its "normal" place implies that it's for some reason more important. "Я подарила брату чемодан....
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I have trouble understanding infinitives with datives

Out of context this phrase can be parsed both ways indeed. Russian (as well as Latin and some other languages) has so called "dative of the agent", which conveys a meaning of necessity, ...
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What should be the proper word ending of the word "посадка"

Corrected: "посадке на Луну предшествовали тренировочные полеты". Dative case used: "to which [Moon landing] something [training flights] was something [forerunner]".
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"dative verb" показывать and direct & indirect objects

The verb показываете is in fact imperfective as verbs in Present tense (in Russian at least) can't be perfective. I believe the source of your confusion is the two ways of using the verb to show in ...
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Why is the dative used in "и красному знамени" in the Soviet anthem?

I think your confusion comes from trying to parse it as you would an English sentence with a subject-verb-object word order. Also, in your text, there's a missing comma before the conjunction и, which ...
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Why мне всё мало is "I'm not enough" and not "Nothing is enough for me"?

Why "мне всё мало" is "I'm not enough" [...]? You're right, this translation doesn't make any sense. Depending on the context and stress position (marked bold below), it could ...
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Why does this sentence use dative form?

This text is written by a person with a less than perfect command of Russian, and is rife with mistakes. The literal meaning of английскому языку нравятся исключения is "English likes exceptions&...
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What verbs require that the experiencer be in the dative case?

In Russian, there are certain constructions that describe emotional or physical states, for example: Ему жарко Ей интересно. Мне нужно идти. In Russian, we use adverbial words, usually ending in -о (...
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When to use "у" or "к"?

You've been taught wrong. К means "to" or "towards".
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"Я учу игре на гитаре" - why "игре"?

"Я учу играть на гитаре" is grammatical, but sounds a bit awkward to me. The sentence feels like it is missing an object: "Я учу его играть на гитаре" - "I am teaching him to ...
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"Я учу игре на гитаре" - why "игре"?

The verb "учить" in the meaning "to teach, to instruct" can be used with dative case: Я учу игре на гитаре - I teach how to play guitar (literally: I teach playing the guitar). Я учу ...
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не верю + Дательный падеж?

Shouldn't it be in Genitive, seeing as it is "possessed" by her? This is not how genitive works. It marks the possessor without modifying the possessee in any way. "Man" is in Dative case. ("...
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Does обо turn into обоим in the dative case?

You seem to have interpreted спасибо as implying a transitive verb (by analogy with to thank) which requires Accusative case as applied to inanimate objects, kind of like Благодарю [что?] вы (...
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"dative verb" показывать and direct & indirect objects

1a is correct, no к is needed (к is needed with motion verbs: я иду́ к дру́гу vs. я дарю́ дру́гу). The answer is in the question itself: Како́му го́стю вы пока́зываете но́вые карти́ны? Just ...
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Why "по одному часу" is in dative while "по два часа" is not?

With один, тысяча, миллион, триллион (in other words, with all that numeral that can be combined with один) dative is used - is just a rule that should be memorized. So: По [одному] миллиону ...
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What verbs require that the experiencer be in the dative case?

What verbs put the speaker in the Dative case? Quite a lot of them, actually. For a list, see the link in the footnote of this answer. It's not small enough to be copied here... In my book, this is ...
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When do you use со мной in the accusative case?

Prepositions and cases change their roles all the time, throughout all the languages of the world that have them — and very fast, by linguistics standards. As an example, the "main" purpose ...
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When do you use со мной in the accusative case?

как ты мог так поступить со мной? со мной here is in the instrumental case, and as @CocoPop mentioned, it's all about semantics. For example, if I say to someone как ты мог так поступить со мной? it ...
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When do you use со мной in the accusative case?

Your confusion stems from the fact that you're not seeing the semantics at play in each language in those two sentences. In English, we say "do something to someone" where someone logically ...
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When do you use со мной in the accusative case?

как ты мог так поступить со мной? Со мной is the instrumental case. (The preposition c(o) combines only with the genitive, accusative, and instrumental, but never with the dative.) Does this fact ...
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Порядок слов с дательным падежом (прямое дополнение / косвенное дополнение)

Я подарила брату чемодан. This is just you telling someone that you gifted a suitcase to your brother. Я подарила чемодан брату. Sounds to me more like a start of a full sentence. E.g. Я подарила ...
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What should be the proper word ending of the word "посадка"

Accusative is governed by another verb, synonymous to предшествовать, namely предварять посадку на Луну предваряли тренировoчные полеты Semantically they're not completely identical, but still can ...
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When to use "у" or "к"?

A-ha-ha, I recall a French comedy calls "Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine" so that gives an idea why this question comes to your mind at all. Once again, never made assumptions on how ...
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не верю + Дательный падеж?

The relationship in both of your examples is the same, so the case is the same. It doesn't matter that истории is inanimate. (However, in some circumstances animate and inanimate words may change ...
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