Den = maculine singular on acusative form.
Den = plural dative form. Dem = masculine singular and neuter singular on dative form.
With some verbs:
Acusative: [lieben + akk] Ich liebe den Mann. (I love the man.)
Dative: [helfen + dat] Sie hilft dem Mann. (She helps the man.) Ihr helft den Hunden. (You help the dogs.)
With some prepositions:
[für + akk] Alles für dich. [Everything to you.]
[mit + dative] Tanz mit mir. [Dance with me.]
But there are prepositions that be acusative and dative (Wechselpräpositionen) [an, auf, hinter, in, neben, über, unter, vor, zwischen]. See it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY9J8C2eKJg
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Does that mean the accusative form is used for direct objects whereas the dative form is for indirect objects?
Trust me. I've been studying German for a while and I still struggle so much with the dative case.
I'm having trouble trying to understand "on and off" with this same word "auf". Is there anything I'm missing? How would I say "the spoon is off the table", then?
After many explanations, i still cant differ acusative and dative. I'm so pathetic
- There are prepositions and some verbs if their come, the noun after them will be dative.
Prepositions like: ab, aus, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu.
verbs like: sagen, gehören, helfen, raten, gratulieren, gefallen, danken, passen.<pre>
- And there are prepositions if their come, the noun after them will be accusative.
Like: bis, gegen, durch, ohne, für, entlang, um.<pre>
- And there are prepositions can take dative or accusative, and the rule of these prepositions is : if the verb ( which related to the preposition ) is indicates movement and transmission ( like: gehen ) the noun after the prepositions will be accusative, otherwise it will be dative. ( hängen, setzen, legen,stellen these 4 verbs if their come as a reflexen verbs it's will take accusative, otherwise if their come as a normal verb it's will be dative ).
Prepositions like : an, auf, in, hinter, neben,über, unter, vor, zwischen.
Anyone know why the model answer includes "top of"? I would imagine "on" never need "top of" for "the table"
Yes, 'The spoon is on the table' is a more usual way to say it, I would have thought!
On top of the table of the table is acceptable-don't ask me why it just is.
The answer at the top of the page is just one possible answer, not the only answer and not necessarily the best answer. I put "The spoon is on the table." and it was also accepted as correct.
I heard "Laufel" instead of Löffel, resulting - "The bucket is on the table" :P Wrong answer :(
What is the difference between "AUF" und "AUS"? (Be careful to don't confuse this)
الاسم المجرور في الألمانية Der Dativ بالصور التوضيحية http://learneasilygerman.blogspot.com/2014/11/der-dativ.html
i dont understand why it is dative, is the table recieveing the action or smth? sorry still having trouble with the indirect object :P
It is dative because there is no movement or transmission..
There are prepositions [ like: an, auf, in, hinter, neben,über, unter, vor, zwischen ],
can take dative or accusative, and the Rule of these prepositions is :
if the verb ( which related to the preposition ) is indicates movement and transmission ( like: gehen ) the noun after the prepositions will be accusative, otherwise it will be dative.
( hängen, setzen, legen,stellen ) these 4 verbs if their came as a reflexen verbs it's will take accusative, otherwise if their come as a normal verb it's will be dative ).
From what I see, nominative is just the main subject of the sentence: JOHN drinks. Accusative is the object receiving the action: John eats the APPLE. Dative is the noun that is receiving the object: John gives the apple to the TEACHER.
Is this an appropriate way to think about these three cases?