German Dative Verbs with Examples

    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…

    What is a dative sentence?

      At least twice a year, I will have a student ask me this or something similar. I’ll have my students label parts of sentences using the cases of nominative, accusative and dative. Inevitably I will get a few of them…

      Special Dative Phrases in German

        Certain phrases in German require the dative case. The reasoning for this may not be immediately clear. In this lesson I explain what the special dative phrases are and how you can use them in your own German sentences. Please…

        Fixed Two-Way Prepositions & Dative

          Hallo, Deutschlerner. Today I’ll explain some of the verbs that are often paired with the Wechselpräpositionen or two-way prepositions and the dative case. These are often called “verbs with fixed prepositions”, but as you may have seen in my video…