Nouns and cases

sebongela

sebongela

Guten Morgen

Am beginning to realize how important it is to learn the gender of nouns. If you don't know them, then using the different correct form when using the different cases is not so simple.

In one of my other courses came across “der Kaarte”, but Lena and Paul talk about “die Kaarte”. When I asked for a clarification was told it would be explained in a later lesson as the “der Kaarte” was in the dative form in the sentence. At beginners level and was told it would be explained later. I wait with baited breath for that lesson. Better crack on then

Sebongela

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo Sebongela,

 

Yes, it's best practice to learn noun and gender/definite article as one unit so it's great that you're onto it!

Just as a note, you probably meant “die Karte” - “the map”. German cases can be a bit tricky to get your head around at the beginning, so even though we have extra lessons on all four cases, they are not right at the start of the course to let you grasp some of the basics of German first. 

 

All the best with your learning!

Julia

 

 

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi Julia

They did use der Kaarte whereas Rocket used Die Kaarte as in DU hast die Kaarte.

The sentence was Konnen Sie mir das bitte auf der Kaarte zeigen. I was told it was der Kaarte because it was in Dative case and that it would be explained in later lessons.

Vielen Dank Sebongela

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo Sebongela,

My apologies, I should have been clearer in my reply. I just wanted to point out that it's “die Karte” (with one “a”) :) 

You're absolutely right about the second sentence using the dative case. 

Tschüss!

Julia

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