1. Objectives

In this unit, in the context of simple sentences that involve all four German cases, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the case, number and gender of nouns, pronouns, definite articles, indefinite articles, and question words.
  • Identify and translate genitive-case noun chains.
  • Identify and translate dative-case objects.
  • Use present-tense verb forms to identify whether the corresponding subject must be first, second, or third person, and singular or plural.
  • Translate sentences that use es gibt or man.
  • Translate nouns that are formed from adjectives.
Last revised on September 10, 2014.