"Your sisters are going to my father's restaurant."
Translation:Deine Schwestern gehen ins Restaurant meines Vaters.
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Genitiv isnt so bad. Just rember "des der des der" for "der die das die" for the articles.
Nouns in genitiv usually get an -s or -es suffix (though some are irregular).
The modified article + word order will then indicate possesion like "of a (eines/r)", " of the (des/r)", "of his (seines/r)", etc.
So "Restaurants meines Vaters" == restaurant of my father('s) == my father's restaurant.
In a lot of cases you can just put the 3rd noun ahead of the 1st and tack on an 's to make sense of it in English.
I have to strongly disagree. The genitive is considered better style, but "ins Restaurant von meinem Vater" is perfectly fine and way more common in spoken German. Also, "ins" is not slang at all. It's a standard contraction.
Not in that sense. The German word for it would be "Umgangston", something you can use when talking to your friends rather then your boss. "ins" is a short version for "in das". So in proper high German you would say "in das Restaurant" rather then "ins Restaurant". But both of them are valid gramatically.
And this link is good for all the cases: http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/grammar/nomakkdatexpl.html