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Why don't the German stories use the genitive?

I've finished all of the stories and I noticed that the genitive was used only a few times. And yes I know they say the genitive is dying out.

December 26, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

Spoke with a few Germans via Facebook and asked them about the use of the genitive case. They all agreed genitive sounds much more elegant than dropping it and simply using the dative case.


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

Yes. I'm German and live in Germany. I use the genitive every day in spoken and written language. People also use it with me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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Good question! I'm going to watch for answers also.

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