Genitive Case

Adjective Endings
Frau Caplan-Carbin
masc.
fem.
neut.
plur.

R
E
S
E

N
E
S
E

M
R
M
N

S
R
S
R

no
ac
da
cu
mi
tiv geni
sa
na
t iv
e
tiv
ti v
e
e
e
A noun that is in the genitive case
shows a close relationship
to another noun.
Der Hund
der Frau.

The woman’s
dog.
the G...
Die Völker der Welt.
The people of the world.
Volk (n.)
Welt (f.)
Eine Frage der Chance
a question of chance

Der Abfahrt eines Schiffes
a ship’s departure
Der
the

Geist
spirit

der
of the

Lampe
lamp
Die Schönheit der Natur
Time expressions - Genitive
eines Tages = one day, some day
einen Tag
vs.
Ich komme
in einem Tag. in einem Tag
I will come...
eines Tages
Es ist eines Tages letzten Monat passiert.
It happened one day last month.
Es wird eines Tages nächsten Monat ...
Genitive nouns
Masculine and Neuter nouns of only one
syllable add “~es” in the genetive case.
Der Ball des Kindes (The ch...
Genitive nouns
Masculine and Neuter nouns of
more than one syllable add only “~s”.
Das Buch des Professors
Das Zentrum des...
Genitive nouns
Feminine and plural nouns have
no special genetive endings.
Der Mann der Frau. the woman’s husband
feminine...
Showing close relationship or
possession
two ways

genetive case
genitive case

dative + von

der Vater des Mädchens
s

da...
Wessen?

R
N
M
E
E
R
wer
S wen
S
M
E
E wem
N
Whose?

S
R
S
R

wessen
Das E
nde
Vielen Dank
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Genitive

  1. 1. Genitive Case Adjective Endings Frau Caplan-Carbin
  2. 2. masc. fem. neut. plur. R E S E N E S E M R M N S R S R no ac da cu mi tiv geni sa na t iv e tiv ti v e e e
  3. 3. A noun that is in the genitive case shows a close relationship to another noun. Der Hund der Frau. The woman’s dog. the Genitive Case Der Knochen des Hundes. The dog’s bone. shows possession
  4. 4. Die Völker der Welt. The people of the world. Volk (n.) Welt (f.)
  5. 5. Eine Frage der Chance a question of chance Der Abfahrt eines Schiffes a ship’s departure
  6. 6. Der the Geist spirit der of the Lampe lamp
  7. 7. Die Schönheit der Natur
  8. 8. Time expressions - Genitive eines Tages = one day, some day einen Tag vs. Ich komme in einem Tag. in einem Tag I will come in one day. vs. eines Tages Ich bleibe einen Tag. I will stay for one day. Ich komme eines Tages. I will come some day.
  9. 9. eines Tages Es ist eines Tages letzten Monat passiert. It happened one day last month. Es wird eines Tages nächsten Monat passieren. It will happen some day next month.
  10. 10. Genitive nouns Masculine and Neuter nouns of only one syllable add “~es” in the genetive case. Der Ball des Kindes (The child’s ball) Die Tochter des Mannes (the man’s daughter) Das Ende des Tages (the end of the day)
  11. 11. Genitive nouns Masculine and Neuter nouns of more than one syllable add only “~s”. Das Buch des Professors Das Zentrum des Universums Die Interesse des Publikums
  12. 12. Genitive nouns Feminine and plural nouns have no special genetive endings. Der Mann der Frau. the woman’s husband feminine singular genetive case Der Autor der Bücher. the author of the books plural
  13. 13. Showing close relationship or possession two ways genetive case genitive case dative + von der Vater des Mädchens s dative + von = der Vater von dem Mädchen
  14. 14. Wessen? R N M E E R wer S wen S M E E wem N Whose? S R S R wessen
  15. 15. Das E nde Vielen Dank Print Notepage 2 for a summary handout.
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