Transitive/intransitive verbs

 

Verbs that can or must have an accusative object are called transitive verbs. 

 

  Examples
the verb must have an accusative object Paul braucht Geld.
Sandra liebt ihre Kinder sehr.
Er schenkt ihr Blumen.
the verb can have an accusative object* Monika isst (eine Pizza).
Sie singt (ein deutsches Lied).
Hast du schon (die Rechnung) bezahlt?

 

* There are many transitive verbs that can form a comprehensive sentence without an accusative object.