What is dative case in German?

What is dative case in German?

The Dative Case (Der Dativ) The dative case describes the indirect object of a sentence in German and English and answers the question, “wem?” (whom), or “was?” (what). The dative case is slightly more complicated than the accusative.

What case is Unseren?


Declension of unser
masculine plural
genitive unseres unsers unsres unserer unsrer
dative unserem unserm unsrem unseren unsern unsren
accusative unseren unsern unsren unsere unsre

Is Ihnen male or female?

This nominal declension is reflected in the dative plural pronoun (to/for them), “ihnen”, instead of “ihn” (masculine, accusative).

Is Ihre a dative?

Here, ich is the nominative subject, Geburtstagsgeschenk is the accusative direct object, and ihr is the dative indirect object.

What is Das Dativ?

Remember: das and ein always indicate singular. des and eines are unique to singular genitive. dem and einem are unique to singular dative. die with nouns ending in –en is always plural.

Is das ein or eine?

1. masculine and neutral: ein (Das is “ein” Mann – This is “a man”) eines (Das is das Buche “eines” Kindes – This is the book of a child.)

Are you plural German?

Personal pronouns

German English
es it
wir we
ihr you (plural, informal)
Sie you (singular or plural, formal)

Is Dir plural?

Hallo. This lesson will cover basic German pronouns in what are called the subject (nominative), direct object (accusative), indirect object (dative) and the possessive (genitive) case….The Dative Pronouns.

German English
dir to you (informal)
ihm/ihr/ihm to him, to her, to it
uns to us
euch to you (plural & informal)

What is the dative case in German?

The dative case describes an indirect object that receives an action from the direct object in the accusative case or the subject. The dative case gives you more information about an action that took place. It talks about the recipient. The question for the dative case in German would be “ Wem?” or “ to whom?”

What is a dative verb?

In this lesson I will explain pretty much every dative verb you will ever come across. These are German verbs that for some reason or other require a dative object. Similar to dative phrases, these verbs ignore normal logic for choosing the case of the object and instead of the accusative case, they use the dative case.

Are You Afraid of the dative and accusative in German?

And most importantly: Don’t be afraid of the dative and accusative in German. I promise it’s not that bad. I will explain what the difference is between accusative vs dative in German. To understand the cases in a better way it is, first of all, important to understand that German works with genders.

What is the dative case of possessive grammar?

In general, the dative case shows possession. That is, when you want to use a possessive pronoun in the possessive grammar case you have to add a particular ending to your pronoun – which ending that is depends on the gender of the noun to which the possessive pronoun ‘belongs’. This sounds confusing and complicated? Don’t worry!