Definite Articles in German (Nominative and Accusative)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Definite Articles in German (Nominative and Accusative)

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Video of class lecture slides introducing German definite articles (e.g., “der,” “die”) in both the nominative and accusative cases. The presentation builds on prior discussion of the nominative and accusative cases. The video begins with a review of German nouns and the concept of grammatical gender, and then moves to an examination of German definite articles in the nominative and accusative. The video concludes with specific examples of German definite articles being used in short sentences.

The video covers:

00:56 Review of German nouns and grammatical gender
02:13 German definite articles (nominative)
02:42 German definite articles (accusative)
03:49 The “Oklahoma Box”
04:45 Specific examples of definite articles in nominative and accusative
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The German Articles in all Cases

This is THE ONE table that you really need to learn. So why not making it a pleasant experience and compose a song with them? Maggie Jabczynski has done exactly that. Listen to it and learn them all by heart in a wink. Enjoy the pleasure of good German teaching. It’s a beautiful language.

If you are interested in this song and its another helpful version of it and a couple of German Grammar Songs songs for A1 you might want to check our new EP here:

Lyrics available here:

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  1. Abibi Abanoub says:

    Thanks sir

  2. Declan Parkes says:

    Is the accusative case basically used when you are saying you have done something? Or if someone did something?
    Like dative is when you are doing something that affects the other person. I gave the book to the man- the man is being affected because the action of giving is the verb and the book is the direct object because it's receiving the action. The man is in the dative case because he's being given it, the man is the indirect object.

    But if you said " I hit the chair" or "I am hitting the chair", you aren't giving something you're not giving the chair something, but you are doing something to it? Like you wouldn't say "I gave the book to the chair" you'd give it to someone. But you can "I am hitting the chair" so the accusative case is when you are doing so,thing that affects the object but it's not dative because you can't give it something?

  3. Monika Anbuchelvan says:

    thank u sir .it was very useful. danke

  4. daniel dessu says:

    das ist super
    i think the name of your channal deserves the name smarter

  5. Random Guy says:

    You are too good please keep Uploading

  6. Alex Chu says:

    The sheet music was taken down and unavailable does some have it?

  7. Ana Claudia Kruel Schmidt says:


  8. Shinigami Steve says:

    666 likes, lemme change that

  9. Mariana Cairo says:

    Guys, you are the best. Thank you so much for making learn german as beautiful as the language itself is.

  10. mr nothing says:

    Hey Micheal.. Ich schaue gern deine Videos. Sie sind supertoll und ich lerne viel davon. in ein von den Videos hast du gesagt, dass du Deutsch als Fremdsprache gelernt hast. In dieses video auch, sagtest du dass du übst die Deutschen Artikeln seit letzte dreißig Jahren. Darf ich mal fragen, woher kommst du ursprünglich?

  11. Sara Sara says:

    das ist fantastisch,danke sehr

  12. Tyler Michael says:

    Really appreciate the videos. And it is not just because I am learning German, but because others also are. (I am not the best at it, but I always and a passion for it which really pushed me ahead of everyone in high school) but your videos help a lot. Some people have learned German so quick and I kind of envy them, but I realize I didn't push myself as hard and always found myself (especially during the breaks in college) asking myself, "Well how do I teach myself? What content is most important, and exactly how am I supposed to find out what is and isn't in the first place?" but your videos give very good tips on how to learn by yourself and also make verdammt gut reviews. Keep it up, your videos are highly appreciated.

  13. John Dean says:

    Als ein Musiker, I love how each article is assigned a musical note: Der = B, Das = C, Die = D, Den = E, etc. Danke sehr, Maggie (und Michael)!

  14. hedil mirann says:

    i use my 4th langage (english) to learn my 5th langage (Deutsch)

  15. weendoline says:

    Das ist wirklich das beste Song ich habe gehört

  16. royandescartes says:

    My god this is awesome. Thank you!!!!

  17. Paolo Sranan says:

    Thanks for existing, I am really fortunate to have you as a teacher.
    you are really the best

  18. Umahmad Sudi says:

    so helpfull thanks handsome

  19. Tadiwa Ndlovu says:

    Could you do something like this for the adjective endings?

  20. Kocmyliusz says:

    Could you put musical note for each article?

  21. David Song says:

    very inlightful

  22. Tony G Benard says:

    Anyone has the lyrics in English? XD

  23. jorge Leal says:

    I'll try to know it by heart…For sure! Thanks for the hints.

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