Did you know that there are verbs in the German language that are used with the dative case?
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Here is a list of common verbs in dative (not a complete list):
|verbs with dative||English translation||Beispielsatz|
|antworten||to answer||Was hast du ihm geantwortet?|
|danken||to thank||Ich danke dir.|
|glauben||to believe||Er glaubt ihr nicht.|
|helfen||to help||Ich möchte dir helfen.|
|passen||to fit||Die Hose passt mir nicht.|
|trauen||to trust||Traust du ihr?|
|gefallen||to favor, suit||Der Anzug gefällt mir.|
|gratulieren||to congratulate||Ich gratuliere den Gästen.|
|passieren||to happen||Was ist mit dir passiert?|
Here is a little exercise to practice the dative verbs.
Well, it can be difficult to know what to do with the German articles in the dative. Here is how the German articles change in the different cases.
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