German Separable Verbs Practice
The German language uses many types of prefixes. There are three categories: separable prefixes inseparable prefixes mixed prefixes Today we are going to talk about the first type. Separable verbs are common verbs that carry a prefix that can be separated from it. These newly…
Guide to Reading Difficult Texts: How to Read Texts Above Your Level
Most students don’t read enough in German because they find the task to be difficult. They prefer the texts to be easier o not to read at all. However, in order to improve our German, we need to read texts that are slightly above our…
Learn German grammar the smart way – pain-free and efficient
Many student’s aversion against the language starts with learning German grammar. If it wasn’t for the grammar they would have enjoyed the language and kept learning it. So what went wrong here? First, it is true that at first glace German grammar appears harder than English…
German Word Order in Simple Sentences
One of the most confusing parts of the language is German word order. However, it is not complicated at all if you understand the rules. These are only two and they are easy to comprehend. Let’s get started! German word order in simple sentences obeys…
How to Learn Vocabulary Effectively and Make It Stick
Have you ever looked at German words and asked yourself how on earth anyone could tell them apart? Let alone learn the vocabulary effectively? sagen, sehen, sein, suchen, …brauchen, bleiben, besuchen, behalten, bekommen, bedeuten, … They all look the same! Yes, that’s a problem every German…
The Definite Guide to German Conjugation
German conjugation is one of the most confusing elements for English speakers, as the English language has almost no conjugation. In this post, we are going to guide you through the whole process of conjugating various types of verbs. But before we explain conjugation we…
The Ultimate Guide to German Pronouns
This guide will teach you the most important German pronouns and how to use them. Pronouns are words that stand in for nouns and refer to persons, things or ideas such as you, we, they, something, everybody, etc. Personal Pronouns The most important ones are…
The Easy Guide to German Plural Formation
There are plenty of rules to learn German plurals with lots of exceptions and learning them can bore even a grammar buff. In this post, we are giving you a shorter, 80-20 version. The shortest and easiest way to study plural formation is grouping nouns by gender and learning the most common form for each group.
A Guide to Determining the Gender of German Nouns
One of the biggest differences between German grammar and English grammar is a noun’s gender.
German nouns can be one of three genders:
Masculine: der Mann – the man
Feminine: die Frau – the woman
Neuter: das Kind – the child
How To Learn German From Movies And TV Shows & Mistakes To Avoid
There are many people that try to use movies as a resource when starting to learn a language, and, generally, that is a good idea. But a lot of them end up feeling that they’re not really improving at all. In today’s post, I want to throw some light on the issue. In reality, the answer is quite simple.