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Der Frau?

cosmos
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In a practice session I was given the sentence "ich danke der Frau" to type out. Is this correct? I thought it should be "Ich danke die Frau."

6 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/achudars

"Die Frau" - Nominativ; "Der Frau" - Genitiv.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zippaddee

Der Frau is Genetiv; but in this case it is dativ.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MelMcMurrin

der is also femine dativ. "the woman" is the indirect object ...think of it like "I (give) thank(s) (to) the woman" (There is alot of power in these little D-words!)
Check out all the cases:
http://german.speak7.com/german_cases.htm

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jans
jans
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@achudars & zippaddee: you are both right. an dativ for "the women" is again "der Frau"

6 years ago
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