The dative case is also used to indicate a person's involvement in or reaction to a situation. This personal dative is often translated by English to or for.
* When translating from English, expressions like "to me", "for me", "to us", "for us", etc., are almost
ALWAYS rendered in German with the DATIVE case, without the use of prepositions. Therefore the phrases "für mich", "zu mir" etc., have only a very LIMITED use in German, and should generally be avoided if possible.