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Archive for July, 2009

The Accusative Posted by on Jul 29, 2009

The accusative case marks the direct object in a sentence. The direct object is the person or thing doing the receiving. Here are the accusative forms for the definite article: Masculine  (den) Feminine (die) Neuter (das) Plural (die) Here are the indefinite forms: masculine (einen) feminine (eine) neuter (ein) plural (keine) You might see some…

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The Nominative Case Posted by on Jul 20, 2009

Today’s post is on the dreaded cases. For the German newbies, a case is a term used to describe the role a noun plays in a sentence. There are four cases: 1) der Nominativ (the nominative) : is where the noun is the subject of the sentence. Let’s look at the nominative forms for the…

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National German Anthem Posted by on Jul 17, 2009

The German anthem, sung at international soccer events and other public events, is actually three stanzas long. However, only the third stanza is sung, so that is the version I’m displaying today. The title of the song is: Das Lied der Deutschen or the Song of the Germans Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit Unity, and…

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