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Help with the bloody German cases!!

 

Hallo everybody!

I'm currently teaching myself german. Although there is an abundant supply of travelling germans here in Tasmania. I cannot find any that could help me with the cases; Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive.

If someone could please give me an example of each case and show me how to identify the case this would really help progress my german!!

Cheers,

Alex

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    The easiest way to identify a case is by asking questions. But you can often determine the case by simply looking at the article (be it definite or indefinite) of the noun as well as its ending.

    Nominative: Subject of a sentence, articles "der/ein" (masc.), "die/eine"(fem.), "das/ein" (neut.),                        "die"(pl.)

                     noun ending: - 
                     Question: "wer" oder "was" (who/what)
    Accusative: Object, articles "den/einen" (masc.), "die/eine" (fem.), "das/ein" (neut.), "die" (pl) 

                     noun ending: some masc. nouns add -en/n
                     Question: "wen" oder "was" (whom/what)
    Dative: indirect object, articles "dem/einem"(masc.), "der/einer" (fem.), "dem/einem" (neut.),                            "den" (pl.) 

                     noun ending: some masc. nouns add -en/n
                     Question: "wem" (to whom)
    Genitive: possession, articles "des/eines" (masc.), "der/einer" (fem.), "des/eines" (neut), "der" (pl.)                noun ending: -es/s
                 Question: "wessen" (whose)

    Examples:
    Die Frau (nom.) leiht einem Jungen (dat.) das Fahrrad (acc.) des Mannes (gen.). - The woman lend the man's bike (of the man) to a boy.

     

    I hope this was of any help. 

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