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Chapter 9: German declension

   9.7.2 Examples with Dative

The tables below show all the different declensions. We'll show you some examples.

Example 1
  I give a book to the woman.
  indirect object: to the woman
  Nominative: die Frau (singular) = the woman
  die Frau belongs to group b
  indirect object: der Frau
  complete phrase: Ich schenke der Frau ein Buch

Example 2
  I give money to the child.
  indirect object: to the child
  Nominative: das Kind (singular) = the child
  das Kind belongs to group c
  indirect object: dem Kind
  complete phrase: Ich gebe dem Kind Geld.

Example 3
  I give money to the children.
  indirect object: to the children
  Nominative: die Kinder (plural) = the children
  das Kind belongs to group c
  indirect object: den Kindern
  complete phrase: Ich gebe den Kindern Geld.

Example 4
  I lend the car to the bricklayer.
  indirect object: to the bricklayer
  Nominative: der Maurer (singular) = the bricklayer
  der Maurer belongs to group a
  indirect object: dem Maurer
  complete phrase: Ich leihe dem Maurer das Auto.

Example 5
  I lend the car to the bricklayers.
  indirect object: to the bricklayers
  Nominative: die Maurer (plural) = the bricklayers
  die Maurer belongs to group a
  indirect object: den Maurern
  complete phrase: Ich leihe den Maurern das Auto.

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