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    dative + infinitive

    When is the dative + infinitive-verb construction used?

    For example только мне по**ать на его причитания.
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    It has a number of idiomatic meanings - for example, the one you just mentioned means roughly "I don't give a ---- about..."

    This construction is most often used like the English "should" or "supposed to" for example: куда мне идти - "where should I go/ where am I supposed to go"
    что нам делать - "what should we do" or "what are we to do"

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