Olgica: "On će dati Ivanu poklon."
Koji je padež "dati Ivanu" (give to Ivan)? Naravno ... dativ!
Aha! Now there is a memorizing device: dati and dativ .... to give (something) to whom?
Remarkably, this little association by similarity of words probably doesn't occur in any other language - except perhaps in other slavic languages.
Thanks to a little eye-opening discussion with my teacher Mateja at SpeakCro.
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