German A2: Reading and Writing
Texts for beginners include simple sentences with basic vocabulary. More advanced texts feature complex sentences with relative and subordinate clauses and wider use of tenses. Our innovative teaching system clearly indicates the vocabulary level in each [...]
German A to Z
German has often been viewed by non-Germans as a harsh sounding language. That may be due in part to the more guttural pronunciation of certain German alphabet sounds and diphthongs and perhaps even a still lingering effect of old [...]
How to use Personal Pronouns in German?
German personal pronouns (ich, sie, er, es, du, wir, and more) work in much the same way as their English equivalents (I, she, he, it, you, we, etc.). When you study verbs, you should already understand pronouns well. [...]
Hin or her?
The adverbs hin and her cause much confusion for German learners. There are no direct equivalents of either of these in English and to English speakers they often seem superfluous in a sentence. German in fact signifies directional movement (vs. position) in [...]
What are German indefinite pronouns?
These are pronouns that do not indicate the gender or number of things/people discussed. To put it simply, they are those vague words like ‘somebody’, ‘everybody’, ‘a few’, and ‘some’. Why are these important to learn? [...]
1. Da– Compounds
Note that the form dar– is used when the preposition begins with a vowel.
2. Some Common Da– Words
Following are some commonly used da– words:
in the process, in this matter, there, at the same time, as well
thereby, in doing so
instead, on the [...]
Separable verbs in German (Trennbare Verben)
One of the things that is the most surprising (and exasperating) when you start learning German is the idea of a separable verb. We’re going to look at what they are and how to conjugate [...]
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives in German
There are three adjective degrees in German:
Positive (equality and inferiority comparatives)
This is the unmodified adjective.
Ich bin müde
I am tired
The comparative of equality and inferiority is formed with the positive degree:
Comparative of equality
Clauses of [...]
German Regular Noun declension, n-declension and exceptions
One important thing as we get started: All nouns are written with the first letter capitalized.
"the house" is written as "das Haus".
There are three genders in German: masculine (männlich), feminine (weiblich) and neuter (sächlich). Usually, the gender of a noun is determined [...]