German Grammar – Nominative Case

Cases in German are nothing but rules for making sentences.
Nominative: Was ist das? Means What is this/that?
Nominative Case introduces about subject (a noun or thing) for example:
Das ist ein Haus. This is a House.
Da ist ein Wagen. This is a Car.
Der Wagen ist sehr schön. The car is very beautiful.
Er ist Journalist. He is Journalist.
Sie ist deine Frau. She is your wife.
Das Kind heißt Rahim. The name of this baby is Rahim.
Es ist zu klein. It is too small.


In brief we can say Nominative introduces a noun or thing –what-it is.
The below verbs are known as nominative verbs:
Heißen= to be called
Warden = to become
Bleiben = to stay
Sein = to be

So if you want to recognize nominative case- first see if any of these four verbs is there in the sentence. The case would be nominative. For example: 
Er heißt Kamal. (His name is Kamal.)
Ich werde Arzt.  (I am going to become Doctor.)

In these two sentences the verbs used "heißen" and "werden" are nominative verbs and so the case is nominative.

Note: If there is no object in a sentence, mean only subject and verb is available. For example:
Ich schlafe. (i sleep)
Ich komme. (i am comming)

In these both sentences without a object meaning is compleate. so in a sentence without any object case would be nominative.
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