Grammar

Indirect Objects & the German Dative Case

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Do you know how to use the dative case in German? The German dative case is used with indirect objects, certain prepositions, certain verbs and certain phrases. This lesson will teach you what indirect objects are and how you can use them in German with the dative case. This lesson includes definite and indefinite articles.

What is a dative sentence?

What is a dative sentence?

What is a dative sentence? How can you tell if a sentence is dative in German? Dative sentences are a myth. They don’t exist. Let me explain.

Dative Case Personal Pronouns

Dative Case Personal Pronouns in German

I explain how to use the German personal pronouns in the nominative accusative & dative cases. You can also find helpful charts here.

Direct & Indirect Object Word Order

German Word Order with Direct and Indirect Objects

In this lesson I will teach you the word order for direct and indirect objects in German sentences, what these objects are, & how to use them.

German Dative Verbs with Examples

German Dative Verbs

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. I’ll start with a brief overview of why most of these verbs use the dative case with their objects instead of the accusative case and then show you examples of each of the dative verbs.