Conjugation of German verbs (past tense)

 1. The past. (Die Vergangenheit) – there are basically two ways to express an action that happened in the past: – using imperfect tense (but this is used mostly in literature) – using perfect tense with “haben” and “sein” which is the most common, and it is also called “the spoken past” a.    German simple past […]

Conjugation of German verbs in past tense (examples – imperfect tense)

Conjugation of regular verbs (imperfect tense) It is fomed with the help of the following endings after the elimination of “-en” · „-te” – 1st person singular · „-test” – 2nd person singular ·  „-te” – 3rd person singular ·  „-ten“ – 1st person plural ·  „-tet“ – 2nd person plural · „-ten“ – 3rd person plural sagen = to say Your browser does not support the audio […]

Conjugation of German verbs – Future

1. The future (die Zukunft) a. Expressing the future in german  – Future I (Futur I) o   it is fomed with the help of the auxiliary verb “werden” (to become) + the infinitive form of the verb we want to conjugate – it is the most common way to express actions that will happen in the future – […]

Conjugation of german verbs – Future (examples)

Verb Conjugation. Expressing the future in german. The future is fomed with the help of the auxiliary verb “werden” (to become) + the infinitive form of the verb we want to conjugate   – first of all we need to learn the conjugation of the verb “werden” Your browser does not support the audio element. Singular Plural […]

Conjugation of the German verbs (Exercises)

The verb. Exercises: Choose the right form of the verb 1. Stefan geht zur Schule. (gehen = to go) gehen gehst   2. Du schreibt einen Brief. (schreiben = to write) schreiben schreibst   3. Ich malen gern. (malen = to draw) male malst   4. Ihr hören Musik. (hören = to listen) hört hörst […]

The German modal verbs

The modal verbs Modal verbs can form the predicate of a sentence by their own, but usually they are followed by another verb. To be able to use the modal verbs, we need to know their conjungation. In german language there are six modal verbs: dürfen, können, mögen, müssen, sollen, wollen. Your browser does not […]

The German adverb

German adverbs das Adverb   The adverb is an unchanging part of speech which inticates the circumstances of an action (the place where the action is taking place, the time when it is happening, reason, manner etc.) 1. Locative Adverbs: – they answer the questions: wo? (where?), wohin? (where to?), woher? (from where?) Examples: – […]

The German prepositions

The preposition is an unchanging part of speech, which connects parts of sentences. Prepositions usually stand before the noun and are constructed with the help of the case of the noun. The four cases are: nominative, accusative, genitive and dative.  Some prepositions can ask for a specific case.  Accusative case: (wen?) who?,  (was?) what? – The direct object, that […]

Forming sentences in German

1.  Let’s build a simple sentence composed by a noun or pronoun and a verb: Ich gehe. (I am going.) – the verb “gehen” was conjugated for 1st person sngular because it is preceded by the pronoun “ich” (I) Das auto fährt. (The car drives.) – the verb “fahren” (to drive) was conjugated a 3rd person […]