GCSE German

Genitive Case

The genitive case indicates possession. i.e. it shows that someone owns something, or that something belongs to something.

thedes -(e)s**derdes -(e)s**der
aeines -(e)s**einerein -(e)s**keiner

** Note that masculine and neuter nouns add -s or -es (one syllable words).

Here are some examples:
Das ist die Frau meines Bruders (That is my brother's wife)
Das Haus seiner Freundin ist klein (His girlfriend's house is small)

The genitive is also used after the following prepositions:

außerhalboutside oftrotzin spite of
innerhalbinside (of)währendduring
stattinstead ofwegenbecause of

GCSE German Go back a page GCSE German German Menu GCSE German Go to next page