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…

        Dative Case Prepositions in German

          In this post you will learn how to use the dative case prepositions in German including a song to help you remember them, a ton of example sentences and the subtle difference between certain prepositions. This video will help you…