In an attempt to learn about the genitive case, I’ve found this great resource from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Foundation Course in Reading German is an open textbook maintained by Dr. Alan Ng. It assumes that the reader doesn’t have any previous experience in German, but has access to an German-English dictionary.
This textbook guides a learner who has no previous German experience to gain the ability to accurately understand formal written German prose, aided only by a comprehensive dictionary.A Foundation Course in Reading German, Howard Martin, revised by Alan Ng
This is perfect! In subsequent posts, we’ll work through this textbook lesson-by-lesson using phrases from Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen.
- Unit 1, Lesson 1: Nouns
- Unit 1, Lesson 2: Noun genders
- Unit 1, Lesson 3: Noun plurals
- Unit 1, Lesson 4: Haben and sein
- Unit 1, Lesson 5: Present tense
- Unit 1, Lesson 6: The accusative case of nouns
- Unit 1, Lesson 7: The indefinite article “ein”
- Unit 1, Lesson 8: Word order in German
- Unit 1, Lesson 9: Question words