Cases[edit | edit source]
Croatian language has 7 cases: nominativ, genitiv, dativ, akuzativ, vokativ, lokativ, instrumental.
e.g. mačka (cat)
Genitive : mačke
Dativ : mački
Akuzativ : mačku
Vokativ : mačko
Lokativ : (o) mački
Instrumental : (s) mačkom
More About Cases[edit | edit source]
Nominative: The subject of a clause is in the nominative.
Genitive: The genitive expresses possession. This case is also used after certain prepositions.
Dative: Indirect objects take the dative. The dative is also used in certain other expressions.
Accusative: The direct object of a clause is put into the accusative. Also, the objects of certain prepositions take the accusative. Verbs of motion take the accusative.
Vocative: The vocative is sometimes used when addressing people directly.
Locative: The locative indicates location, and is used to describe position with such prepositions as na and u.
Instrumental: The instrumental is used with prepostions s (with).