"How is his wife doing?"

Translation:Wie geht es seiner Frau?

September 11, 2017



I think that in the language learning process it's good to find common and easy phrases, sentences or questions which will act as, I would say, the "source" ones.

For example, in the case of "wie geht es..." I have always in my mind "wie geht es dir?" to see that dative was used. I will always remember this question so if I was ever confused which case I should use, I would bring this question to my mind and analyse it.

I hope that makes sense! :)

January 18, 2018


That more than makes sense; I imagine that will help quite a few people - good idea. I've done that type of thing myself a little, but shall try to adopt it more frequently.

October 15, 2018


Good comment. I have phrases that serve the same function.

July 4, 2019


why not seinem ?

September 11, 2017


eine / die Frau = feminine noun, in nominative case
einer / der Frau = in dative case

Possessive article follow the declination pattern of the indefinite article (here: eine, einer),
hence seiner in dative case.

September 12, 2017


"seinem" ist männlich, ganz korrekt Dativ Singular Maskulinum des Possessivpronomens "sein". "seiner" ist weiblich, ganz korrekt Genitiv Singular Femininum des Possessivpronomens "sein".

September 11, 2017


Warum seiner? Ist geht Akkusativ?

November 2, 2017


wie geht es ...? uses the dative case for the "..." bit.

November 3, 2017


i am confused how to identify the cases when the sentence is a question. Why is the dative case used here?

November 26, 2018


as mizinamo has already stated: 'wie geht es' uses the dative case

February 8, 2019


Is "wir gehts seiner frau" wrong?

June 4, 2019


Should be "wie geht es" instead of "wir gehts". It is like "How does it go with ..?"

June 26, 2019
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