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Explainations of Cases

I noticed that explanations for the various cases has been taken down. This means that when tackling a lesson like the genitive case I had no idea what I was meant to be doing.

As it is I looked on google and found a good explanation on another site... but shouldn't that really be on here?

I remember when I first started using this site (about a year ago) the lessons for the cases had a short paragraph about when the case would be used and a table with the various endings. Could this be brought back?

September 15, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynoure

I don't remember seeing one for the genitive cases earlier either. It's direly needed.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julika

Try this one. It is an older post of mine .. sharing some mnemonics to grasp the four cases.

http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1563

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NattySpaghetti

i'm german, and maybe this doesn't help you much but here's how i learned the four cases by heart:

  1. Der Berg lockte viele Besucher an. (die Blume / das Haus)
  2. Der Gipfel des Berges stand oft in Wolken. (der Blume / des Hauses)
  3. Wir näherten uns dem Berg. (der Blume / dem Haus)
  4. Wir bestiegen den Berg. (die Blume / das Haus)

It's like a little story, easy to keep in mind. Just replace "der Berg" with any other noun. Even if the meaning makes no sense the cases will be right. I added a female and neuter noun in brackets.

Just realised how complicated German is, sorry guys! :)

September 21, 2013
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