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whose, the one whose, of which (use with feminine or plural possessors)

deren

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my father's house

das Haus meines Vaters

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my son's mother

die Mutter meines Sohns

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my cat's ears

die Ohren meiner Katze

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a day of the week

ein Tag der Woche

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deren

whose, the one whose, of which (feminine or plural possessor)

7

das Haus meines Vaters

my father's house

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die Mutter meines Sohns

my son's mother

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die Ohren meiner Katze

my cat's ears

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ein Tag der Woche

a day of the week

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dessen

whose, the one of whom, which (use with masculine or neuter possessor)

12

What is the genitive case?

The genitive case is used to show possession. Where English would say 'My father's house', German would say 'the house of my father', or 'das Haus meines Vaters.'

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Where is the genitive case most commonly encountered?

 

It is infrequently encountered in spoken colloquial German, with the exception of the four genitive prepositions.

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How should possession be communicated in spoken colloquial German?

 

By the use of 'von' followed by the dative object. (Because von is a dative preposition.)

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What are the four dative prepostions?

wahrend-during

trotz-despite

wegen-because of

statt (or anstatt)-instead of

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whose, the one of whom, which (use with masculine or neuter possessors)

dessen

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wahrend-during

trotz-despite

wegen-because of

statt (or anstatt)-instead of

What are the four dative prepostions?

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my brother's cats

 

die Katzen meines Bruders

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my cats' food

das essen meiner Katzen

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die Katzen meines Bruders

my brother's cats

 

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das essen meiner Katzen

my cats' food

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