Prepositions preceding dative

Nouns following these prepositions are always in the dative case: aus, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu. Example: Ich gehe zu der Schule.

April 5, 2012


My high school German teacher had us memorize short lists of prepositions that use accusative and dative cases. Your post reminded me of that.

Dative: aus, ausser, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu

Accusative: durch, für, gegen, ohne, um

June 1, 2012

You're right, "mit" takes the dative. "der Benutzer" (sing., nominative), "dem Benutzer" (sing., dative) BUT: "die Benutzer" (plural, nominative), and, as in the test question: "deN BenutzerN" (plural, dative)

June 16, 2012

btw: "zu" + "der" -> "zur"

June 7, 2012

In one of the test questions, Duolingo says that it should be "Er spielt mit DEN Benutzern"... but Benutzern is masculine, so shouldn't it be DEM? I also learned that mit always takes a dative.

June 16, 2012

Oh yeah- that's helpful, thanks : )

June 16, 2012

I'm afraid these are not prepositions but VERBS that follow prepositions define what case should be used. Compare 'auf dem Tisch stehen ' and 'auf den Tisch legen'. First verb means static position, second - the direction of movement. You can say also both 'auf der Straße gehen' and 'auf die Straße gehen; depending whether you are walking already by the street or heading to it.

And I find it strange that such an important topic does not seem to be discussed in this lesson.

September 8, 2013
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