Dative Pronouns is the thirty-third (assuming left to right) skill in the German language tree. In these three lessons, the learner of German is introduced to the pronouns of the dative case, some of which are already known (i.e. mir).

Grammar notesEdit

Many words change in the dative case, and pronouns are no exception. The previous two cases and their dative equivalents are in the table below:

Nominative Accusative Dative
ich mich mir
du dich dir
er ihn ihm
sie sie ihr
es es ihm
wir uns uns
ihr euch euch
sie sie ihnen
Sie Sie Ihnen

The dative case also creates change for the rest of the pronouns mein, dein, etc. These words will follow the same pattern for ein, which are given here.

The demonstrative pronoun for "that", der also will change to its dative counterpart, as shown on the same page, with the exception of the plural dative, which is actually denen.


Lesson 1Edit

  • mir = me
  • dir = you (dative singular informal)
  • ihm = him

Lesson 2Edit

  • helfen = to help
  • danken = to thank
  • gehören = to belong to
  • ihr = her
  • uns = us
  • euch = you (plural informal)
  • ihnen = them

Lesson 3Edit

  • folgen = to follow


Duolingo lesson:

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