Dative Articles

Artikel im Dativ



The dative articles are the equivalents of “the” and “a” when used with indirect objects and dative prepositions.

Indirect objects are the people, places and things in a phrase that receive the consequence of the action. For instance, in the sentence “she passes him the ball”, “him” is indirect object because “she” (the subject) acts upon “the ball” (the direct object) but does not directly affect “him”.

Like the German articles in other cases, dative articles also change depending on gender and number.
Definite Singular
Play dem
the dative the dative
Play der
the dative
Play den
the dative
Indefinite Singular
Play einem
a dative a dative
Play einer
a dative

Ask the Polly Ambassadors a question

Stellen Sie den Polly-Botschaftern eine Frage

Have questions about this lesson? Get a video answer from a Polly Ambassador, if your question is relevant and interesting.



Change language Flag fr French Flag es Spanish Flag en English Flag it Italian Flag pt Portuguese