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German Hint of the (Fri)Day!

Nouns describe object, places and things: der Hund - the dog, die Sonne – the sun, das Auto - the car.

In the German language, nouns are used with masculine (der), feminine (die) or neuter (das) articles and they always get a capital letter. These are the original articles and they are in one of four cased Nominative case.

What is the Nominative Case?

The subject of a sentence is the person or thing that is “doing” the verb. Subjects are always in the NOMINATIVE CASE. To find the subject, look for the verb and ask “Who or what is doing?” (substitute the verb for “doing” -- Who or what is singing? Who or what is sleeping?)

Hint: Always learn the article together with the German noun.


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