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German Dative (Dativ): Exercises and Materials

Dative case for indirect objects. Easy video for early German learners. Explains why and how the definite articles change in the dative case. Online exercise to go with the video. 


5 German dative situations (intermediate level, German and English). Video on the use of dative with prepositions, idioms etc.


German Dative Prepositions: easy worksheet and listening activity. (W)German dative summary2

Direct and indirect objects: easy; focus on correct case endings. (W)

Direct and indirect objects: grammar handout with practice sentences, focus on word order for nouns and pronouns. (W)

Dative and accusative review: exercises for dat. and accus. objects and pronouns. (W)

Nominative/accusative/dative: recognizing gender and case markers (W)

Dativ Verben: most common German verbs/expressions requiring the dative case (W)

dative adjectives2 German dativeDative summary: one slide that summarizes the most important aspects of the German Dative. (P)

Dative/accusative: ppt practice for article and pronoun forms, replacing nouns with pronouns. (P)

dative/accusative: ppt slide to make simple sentences. (P)

Subject or Object? Who or Whom? How to tell the difference between subjects and objects in English for English-speaking students who don’t pay attention to this distinction in English. (P)

Articles (definitive and indefinite): timed online exercise; accus. and dat. objects. (O)

Article endings (nom./accus./dat.): with and without prepositions. (O)

indirect object 2Article endings (dat./accus.): acc. and dat. prepositions and dative verbs (O)

Dative articles. Can you recognize German dative article forms? Mark the articles in the text. (O)

Dative phrases: a video that explains the phrases “Es tut . . . leid/weh/gut” with an online exercise to practice these phrases

Dative prepositions: exercise for use of dat. prepositions. (O)

Dative prepositions: online quiz. (O)

Dative verbs: timed exercise. (O)

Dative verbs with be- prefix alternatives (O)

Das arme Sparschwein  (pdf reading comprehension text with focus on dative case)   (R)

Mostly Martha (reading text with questions and dative exercise; summary of the movie “Mostly Martha”) (R)

Selbst schlechte Sprüche können hilfreich sein (B)

dative endings 2

dative eis 2

dative ge verbs2dative alternate2