Flashcards in Dative Case Deck (5)
The dative case corresponds to indirect objects. Usually in English, we use the words to or for to indicate an indirect object. But German relies on the endings of the dative case. Here are the dative forms of the definite and indefinite articles.
Definite and Indefinite Articles
Article | Masc. | Fem. | Neuter | Plural
Definite | dem | der |dem | den
Indefinite | einem | einer | einem | keinen
Those same masculine nouns that added an -(e)n in the accusative form also add an -(e)n in the dative form. And all plural nouns add an -(e)n in the dative plural, unless they already end in an -n or -s. And wem(to/for whom) is the dative of wer (who).