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.
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!
There's very few cases left. Genitive only exist for possessives and then only for names; Adam's car, that's translated to * Adams auto.
There are some fixed things like des duivels which has des + s as a genitive, but apart from that particular phrasing, you should never use it.
Then there's the "time" stuff such as 's winters and 's morgens which is an abbreviated form of des morgens which would be a dative IIRC. The full dative form only remains in the children's song het loze vissertje which begins with des morgens als het regent