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Chapter 9: German Declination

  9.5 Comparison English vs. German System

article   noun verb      article noun preposition article noun
  Der Mann schenkt das Auto - der Frau.
  Nominative: die Frau Dative: der Frau    
 
  The man gives the car to the woman.
  preposition to
  Der Mann schenkt das Auto - den Frauen.
  Nominative: die Frauen  Dative: den Frauen    
 
  The man gives the car to the women.
    preposition to
  Der Mann schenkt das Auto - dem Mann.
  Nominative: der Mann  Dative: dem Mann      
  The man gives the car to the man.
    preposition to
  Der Mann schenkt das Auto - den Männern.
    Nominative: die Männer  Dative: den Männern      
  The man gives the car to the men.
    preposition to
  Der Mann schenkt das Auto - dem Kind.
    Nominative: das Kind   Dative: dem Kind    
 
  The man gives the car to the child.
    preposition to
  Der Mann schenkt das Auto - den Kindern.
    Nominative: die Kinder   Dative: den Kindern    
 
  The man gives the car to the children.
    preposition to

The indirect object usually is marked with the preposition too. In German we have the Dative. There are different types of declinations. They are closely related to the different types of plural forms. So, let's have a look at them.

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