Accusative case: Nouns and articles
In German there are four cases: nominative, accusative, dative and genitive.
Nouns (and related words) are declined – that means they change their form according to the case. The four cases indicate the role that the noun/noun phrase has in the sentence.
Nouns with definite article
|Nominative||der Mann||die Frau||das Kind||die Leute|
|Accusative||den Mann||die Frau||das Kind||die Leute|
Nouns with indefinite article
|Nominative||ein Mann||eine Frau||ein Kind||Leute|
|Accusative||einen Mann||eine Frau||ein Kind||Leute|
Exercise 1: Accusative for direct object
Exercise 2: Accusative after prepositions
Exercise 3: der or den?