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dative

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈdeɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective that in some languages marks the indirect object of a verb that has two objects
dative
adjective uk   us  
the dative case
Translations of “dative”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某些語言中的)與格, 間接受詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某些语言中的)与格…
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