Direct and indirect questions
Indirect questions are formed in German with a complex clause formed by a main clause and a subordinate clause
This is understood better with an example:
A direct question would be:
Wann ist er geboren?
When was he born?
The same [...]
The Future in German (Futur I and Futur II)
Use of Futur I
Futur I in German is the same as the simple future in English, having 4 functions:
Expressing a future event
Es wird regnen
It will rain
Expressing an intention
In many [...]
The Subjunctive II (Konjunktiv II) in German
The subjunctive is used to express: Desire, dreams, fantasies or imaginary situations.
Use of "Konjunktiv II"
It is used to express:
desire, dreams, fantasies, imaginary situations
Was würden Sie machen, wenn Sie Bundeskanzler von Deutschland wären?
Use of "Konjunktiv I"
Konjunktiv I is used primarily for indirect speech. Indirect speech is when the narrator communicates what has been said by another person.
You can see this more clearly with a couple of examples:
Hans: Ich bin 30 Jahre [...]
Prepositions in German
Use of Prepositions in German: Prepositions are used as a union between a noun, verb or adjective with another noun, verb, adjective or adverb.
The use of one preposition determines the case used for nouns, articles, adjectives and [...]
These verbs all have regular verb endings in their plural forms (wir, ihr, sie, andSie). Most of them also have irregular verb changes, some of which you can see in the examples in the table.
Dual or Two-Way Prepositions in German
Most German prepositions are always followed by the same case, but dual-prepositions (also called two-way or doubtful prepositions) are prepositions can take either the accusative or dative case. When an accusative/dative preposition answers the question "where to?" [...]
Conditional Clauses in German (Konditionalsätze)
Conjunction-adverbs in German (Konjunktionaladverbien)
In German, the Konjunktionaladverbien are very interesting. They are adverbs that share properties of conjunctions. This type of word creates a bit of confusion among people trying to learn German. We'll try and explain this in a [...]
An emphasizer is a word which will emphasize or change the meaning of a sentence. Emphasizers are commonly used in the German language. Unfortunately it’s not always possible to translate emphasizers directly. That’s why we tried our best to [...]