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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomk123

Why no genitive case?

I have gone through the sections on the nominative case, the accusative case and the dative case, all very thorough, but I can see nothing on the genitive case. Why is this? The uses of the genitive case are surely just as important as those of the others.

June 1, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suriv

It's not nearly as important, but there are some sections devoted to it after the first "lock".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Silberwoelfin

Most likely because the genitive case is not used as often as the other three anymore. In colloquial german it is getting replaced by the dativ case.

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