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Cases in Dutch

Hey Everyone. I was wondering today about whether there are different cases like Accusative, Genitive, Nominative and Dative like there is in German in Dutch. After looking it up on the wiki it looked like there was. Do they work very similarly to German or are there some differences? Also does anyone know any good websites that have a good overview on the subject? It doesn't have to be super explanatory just a good overview of the cases and maybe a helpful chart to help it make sense.

February 8, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/weerwater
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In Dutch you would use the word "naamvallen" for this kind of 'cases'. Below some hits.
NB. All in Dutch:
Niederländisch für Deutsche: Here;
Naamvallen taaladvies: Here;
Naamvallen practice: Here

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/_Sas_
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In Dutch we only use cases for a small number of fixed expressions where they've survived. But for all intents and purposes, the case system in Dutch is gone.

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MoHO1exw
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Sas is right. The only thing I can think of where one really could/would need it in day-to-day Dutch is personal pronomen (for instance 'hen' or 'hun'). For those, interested in similarity German/Dutch/English, the following might be interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBbQW1KzWQA Don't worry about the cases in Dutch, cluney2!

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo
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Dutch is like English, all the cases are degenerate.

February 8, 2019

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Did you really mean "degenerate"?

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne
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I read somewhere that old Dutch had cases like German, but they were dropped as the language developed further.

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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Try searching for "Dutch Grammar websites" via the magnifying glass to the left of the green New Post button at the top of the main Discussion page. You'll find suggestions there.

February 8, 2019
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