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Dative Accusative Possessives Wechselpräpositionen

Dativ Präpositionen

Tune: die schöne, blaue Donau (a.k.a. the Blue Danube Waltz)

aus, ausser, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu

Akkusativ Präpositionen

Tunes: It's a small world after all, Twinkle twinkle little star, London Bridge is falling down

durch, für, gegen, ohne, um
Thanks also to all who have previously shared! :-)
Jim Witt

Tune: Camptown Races

Durch, Für, Gegen, Ohne, Um, Akkusativ, Akkusativ.
Durch, Für, Gegen, Ohne, Um, oh Akkusativ!


Tune: Oh my darling Clementine

Okay everybody, you motivated me to clean my cupboard and find the words to this song from O Susanna, Ja Kongugier für Mich (by Uwe Kind, soon to be re-released by the AATG). It's called Luzies Eindaufswalzer sung to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine

Ja, mein Hut is aus Kuba,
und mein Hemd is aus Taiwan,
Ja, mein Schnaps ist aus Aruba,
und mein Freund ist aus Japan.

Mein und meine, dein und deine, sein und seine, ihre ihr, unser, unsre, euer, eure, sein und sein, ihre, ihr (I think I had misquoted it as ihr und ihre, Ihre, Ihr, but that's even better because you get the third person plural and polites in that way)

Meine Couch ist aus Brooklyn,
Meine Uhr ist aus Luzern,
Meine Stiefel sind aus Austin,
Meine Tasche ist aus Bern.
Mein und mein, usw

Then we go back and sing these two verses and chorus with dein, sein, ihr, unser and euer, by the time we're done it's going through everyone's head like an advertising jingle.

Viel Spass damit!

Bernadette Gillotti


Tune: La Cucaracha

an, auf, und hinter
und über, unter
neben, zwischen, vor und in
auf Frage "wo", da kommt das Dativ
Akkusativ auf "wohin"! cha, cha, cha

Tune: Yankee Doodle

An, auf, hinter, in und neben
Singt der Yankee Doodle
Über, unter, vor und zwischen
Singt dazu sein Pudel!

An, auf, hinter, in and neben
Sings old Yankee Doodle
Ueber, unter, vor and zwischen
Sings along his poodle!

Thanks to Jerry for that one!

Tune: O wie wohl ist mir am Abend


an (hands in front like they're on a wall)
auf (palms of hands down)
hinter (hands behind back)
in (hands in pockets)
neben (hands together to your left, then your right side on the second bit)
über (hands above your head, fingertips together, arms making an o)
unter (hands midthigh, fingertips together, arms making an o)
vor (hands in front, fingertips together, arms making an o parallel to the ground)
zwischen (move one hand to between the outer hand and the body)
dativ wo, wohin akkusativ! (clap clap clap)

SO all together now:
an, auf hinter, in und neben. In und neben. Über, unter, vor und
zwischen, vor und zwischen, (move into jazzy mode) dativ wo, wohin
akkusativ! (three claps)

da tiv wo wo hin ak ku sa tiv!
do re mi mi re do mi fa so

This line is strictly optional.
We snap our fingers and do a hip shimmy too at that point.

Original song's author unknown, dativ wo etc. added by Dick Langston, written up by Genevieve Cory. Great for parties.
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