The dative case is formed by adding the ''-e, -a'' suffixes to the end of the noun. The word that should be in the dative case can be found as an answer to the questions 'neye?' (to what?), 'kime?' (to whom?) and 'nereye?' (to where?) will lead to find a dative case in a sentence. There are many different uses for the dative case.
The dative is used in the following 4 cases:
The dative form is used to indicate the direction or place of an action or where an action is directed to. The noun in the dative case can be found as an answer to the questions ‘nereye?’ (to where?) and ‘kime?’ (to whom?) The indirect object of a verb can be found as an answer to the question 'kime?' (to whom?)
Example with 'Nereye' (to where)
Example with 'Kime' (to whom)
The dative case can be found as an answer to the question ‘nasıl?’ (how?) Also the dative form reports a situation and shows how the action of the verb is done.
Bu sorunu nasıl çözebiliriz? How can we solve this problem?
Bu sorunu kafa kafaya çözebiliriz. We can solve this problem face to face.
The dative form indicates the time and has a meaning of -e kadar (until). It can be found as an answer to the question ‘ne zaman?’ (when?)
The dative form also indicates a purpose and forms a reason.
Example for 'purpose' (amaç)
Example for 'reason' (sebep)
Change the suffix of the noun to '-a' or '-e' when the last vowel is one of the following ‘-a, -ı, -o, -u, -e, -i. -ö. -ü’.
|Last vowel of the noun||Suffix change|
The dative case changes the structures of the pronouns ben (i) and sen (you).
|Personal Pronouns||Dative Case|
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