1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: German
  4. >
  5. The verb "geht"

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

The verb "geht"

Here is a sentence I got from DuoLingo: "Den Kindern geht es gut."

Is "gehen" a verb that makes "Die Kindern" into "Den Kindern?" Or is it because the Kindern are the receivers of the verb? Thanks! .

June 3, 2017

3 Comments


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

Ok thanks, that does help. From what I gather, the children are the benefactor of how it is going and the phrase "Wie geht's...." is always dative. And that the question "to whom?" is going to the children.


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

I just wanted to point out, there is no "die Kindern" ... it's "die Kinder" in NOM and ACC, "den Kindern" in DAT and "der Kinder" in GEN.

Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.