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Grammar Genitive case

Used to denote possession or ownership of.

The english possessive adds 's and the german ends in s in M and N. Feminine nouns don't add s.

The F article die becomes der in the genitive.

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Grammar Genitive case

keine Jahr

keines Jahres

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Grammar Genitive case

kein Sohn

keines Sohnes

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Grammar Genitive case

eine Tasse

einer Tasse

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Grammar Genitive case

Word order

In English, the tendency is to put possessive words first.

In German it is usual to put them after

Das Haus seines Vaters - his father's house

Die Arbeit einer Mutter - A mother's work

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Grammar Genitive case

Wer

The genitive case of wer (who) is wessen (whose)

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Grammar Genitive case

das Ende

des Endes

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Grammar Genitive case

dieses Kind

dieses Kindes

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Grammar Genitive case

dieser Mann

dieses Mannes

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Grammar Genitive case

keine Tochter

keiner Tochter

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Grammar Genitive case

diese Frau

dieser Frau

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Grammar Genitive case

ein Freund

eines Freundes

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Grammar Genitive case

Formation

Not only do the article and similar words change, but the noun also adds -s or -es in the genitive M and N.

If -s would be hard to pronounce, -es is added

If the noun ends in -s or -z, -es must be added in the genitive

Feminine nouns don't change in the singular

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Grammar Genitive case

die Frau

der Frau

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Grammar Genitive case

der Tag

des Tages

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Grammar Genitive case

ein Glas

eines Glases