Definite Articles in German (Nominative and Accusative)

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Video of class lecture slides introducing German definite articles (e.g., “der,” “die”) in both the nominative and accusative cases. The presentation builds on prior discussion of the nominative and accusative cases. The video begins with a review of German nouns and the concept of grammatical gender, and then moves to an examination of German definite articles in the nominative and accusative. The video concludes with specific examples of German definite articles being used in short sentences.

The video covers:

00:56 Review of German nouns and grammatical gender
02:13 German definite articles (nominative)
02:42 German definite articles (accusative)
03:49 The “Oklahoma Box”
04:45 Specific examples of definite articles in nominative and accusative

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  1. Declan Parkes

    August 16, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Is the accusative case basically used when you are saying you have done something? Or if someone did something?
    Like dative is when you are doing something that affects the other person. I gave the book to the man- the man is being affected because the action of giving is the verb and the book is the direct object because it's receiving the action. The man is in the dative case because he's being given it, the man is the indirect object.

    But if you said " I hit the chair" or "I am hitting the chair", you aren't giving something you're not giving the chair something, but you are doing something to it? Like you wouldn't say "I gave the book to the chair" you'd give it to someone. But you can "I am hitting the chair" so the accusative case is when you are doing so,thing that affects the object but it's not dative because you can't give it something?

  2. Monika Anbuchelvan

    August 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    thank u sir .it was very useful. danke

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