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.
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.