Die Hemden des Mannes sind groß.

I got this sentence in dative prepositions and i’m confused of “des” and “Mannes”. If anyone could give an explanation or a link that would be great!

June 8, 2018


"des Mannes" is the genitive case; it means that something belongs to someone.

Here's an explanation:

And the different word forms of "der Mann":

So in your case, it is

The man's shirts = The shirts that belong to the man = Die Hemden des Mannes.

June 8, 2018

Well done Heike! That is the most straightforward and useful description of "Case"I have ever read. As an English speaker with a fairly rudimentary grasp of English grammar, "Falle" has haunted me since starting to learn German. I have always been amazed that small children in Germany are able to grasp it so quickly. Where it confuses me still after decades.

June 8, 2018

Thank you

June 8, 2018

Danke Heike.

June 9, 2018
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