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


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

September 15, 2013

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

September 18, 2013

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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