The 10 Most Important Dative Verbs in German 

Die 10 wichtigsten Dativverben in Deutsch

 

Es gibt Verben, die immer nur den Dativ verlangen. There are certain verbs which always only demand the DATIVE.

Hier ist meine persönliche Liste von den 10 wichtigsten Dativverben:

Here is my personal list of the 10 most important Dativ verbs:

(These are also included in the list of the 30 most important Dativ verbs.)

  1. antworten – to answer: Ich antworte dem Mann. I answer the man.
  2. gefallen – to be pleasing: Das Kleid gefällt mir. I like this dress.
  3. gehören – to belong to: Das Auto gehört mir. It’s my car. (Literally: The car belongs to me.)
  4. glauben – to believe: Ich glaube deinem Mann. I believe your husband.
  5. gratulieren – to congratuate: Ich gratuliere dir zum Geburtstag. I wish you a happy birthday.
  6. helfen – to help: Kannst du mir bitte helfen? Can you please help me?
  7. passen – to fit: Die Hose passt mir nicht. The pants don’t fit me.
  8. passieren– to happen to: Ist dir das auch schon einmal passiert? Has this ever happened to you too?
  9. schmecken – to taste: Der Kuchen schmeckt mir sehr gut. The cake tastes great [to me].
  10. weh tun – to hurt: Der Junge tut dem Mädchen weh. The boy is hurting the girl.

June 15, 2016

13 responses on "The 10 Most Important Dative Verbs in German "

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    What is the difference between schmecken and probieren?

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      Hi Kevin, “schmecken” is to taste and “probieren” to try. For example, you could say: “Ich habe schon einmal Schnitzel probiert. Es schmeckt (mir) sehr gut.” I have tried Schnitzel before. It tastes very good.” 🙂 Hope this helps! 🙂

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        Yes, it does help. I am trying to learn this beautiful language on my own and learning the little nuances of each word is a big help. As I said, I am trying to learn on my own and this is, after all, a place to learn German so I will have a go. Don’t beat me up to bad though, I am just a beginner.

        Ja, es hilft. Ich versuche, diese schöne Sprache auf eigene Faust zu lernen und die kleinen Nuancen jedes Wortes zu lernen ist eine große Hilfe.

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    Hi ……sweety pie …Ania Can load some more verbs plz

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    I need some help learning how to pronounce the words ant tips?

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    Hi Ania! I know it has anithing to do with the dative verbs, but I’m a beginner and I learned today the greetings and to introduce myself in German. So, I’d like to greet you and introduce myself:

    Hallo, Anja! Ich heisse Licia. Wie gehet’s?

    Hope you’re having a great day!
    Licia

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    Hi Ania! I know it has anything to do with the dative verbs, but I’m a beginner and I learned today the greetings and to introduce myself in German. So, I’d like to greet you and introduce myself:

    Hallo, Anja! Ich heisse Licia. Wie gehet’s?

    Hope you’re having a great day!
    Licia

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