"My sister has a dog."
Translation:Meine Schwester hat einen Hund.
April 10, 2013
So confusing coming from English since we don't modify anything based on dative and accusative, but I think breaking it down like this might help:
Who? My sister What does she do? She has What does she have? a dog
So instead of "the thing receiving the action", try thinking of it as "the thing that the SUBJECT VERBS to"