On this page I will tell you about which verbs require you to use the genitive case.
We use the word complement to describe things that are necessary in a sentence and can not be left out. If you want to read some more about complements before getting started, take a look at my page on complements in the German language.
There are only a few verbs that have genitive complements.
For most of these verbs, there is an easier version: you simply have to add a preposition or use another verb with the same meaning.
The only verbs we can’t get away without using are the ones used in conjunction with law enforcement and the judicial system (anklagen, bezichtigen, überführen, beschuldigen, verdächtigen).
Einer Sache: gedenken, bedürfen, Herr werden
Jemanden einer Sache: anklagen, bezichtigen, überführen, beschuldigen, verdächtigen
Sich einer Sache: brüsten, erinnern, erfreuen, enthalten, schämen
All the info you need for the various complements in German: