Dative Case Posted by Transparent Language on Aug 18, 2009 in Language
The dative case is used to indentify indirect objects. Indirect objects ask ‘for whom’ or ‘to whom’.
Example: Alexander gibt seinem Freund 200 Euro. Alexander gives his friend 200 Euros.
In this case ‘seinem Freund’ is the dative
Here is the dative of the definite article.
Dative masculine: dem
Dative feminine: der
Dative neuter: dem
Dative plural: den
Now let’s look at the dative indefinite
dative masculine: einem
dative feminine: einer
dative neuter: einem
dative plural: –
These verbs are commonly used in the dative:
danken: to thank
dienen: to serve
gefallen: to please, to like
glauben: to believe
helfen: to help
raten: to advise