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Can any german speaker explain me so short as possible the 4 cases in german? I´m studing the cases in german and it´s difficult for me understand this part of the grammar. What are the things which makes a sentence accusative,nominative dative or genitive in german? Could someone explain so clear as possible when you use each case?with examples Thanks:)
Jan 29, 2012 6:50 PM
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1. case = Nominativ = Who?/What? (Wer?/Was?) Mr. Johnson has written a big book./ Herr Johnson hat ein Buch geschrieben. -> WHO has written a big book? Mr. Johnson! -> WER hat ein Buch geschrieben?? Herr Johnson! 2. case = Genitiv = Whose? (Wessen?) It's Mr. Johnson's book./ Es ist Herr Johnson's Buch. -> WHOSE book is it? Mr. Johnson's! ->WESSEN Buch ist es? Herr Johnson's. 3. case = Dativ = Whom?/Who? (Wem?) Mr. Johnson speaks with Mrs. Johnson./ Herr Johnson spricht mit Frau Johnson. -> Whom/Who does Mr. Johnson speak with? With Mrs. Johnson! -> Mit WEM spricht Herr Johnson? Mit Frau Johnson! 4. case = Akkusativ = Who?/What? (Wen?/Was?) Mr. Johnson loves his wife./ Herr Johnson liebt seine Ehefrau. -> WHO does Mr. Johnson love?His wife! -> WEN liebt Herr Johnson? Seine Ehefrau! I hope it helps!
January 29, 2012
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