Grammar Term:
Genitive

Translation: der Genitiv
The Genitiv (the second case in German grammar) expresses ownership. It's not too common because German also uses a "von"-structure but you'll see loads of Genitive in written German.

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German Cases - Nominative and Genitive Explained

We'll explain the German cases once and for all. The first part give you a general overview and then deals with nominative and genitive.


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