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German Reflexive Pronouns: A Quick Guide to What They Are and How to Use Them

The German language has many different pronouns for every occasion and situation. In English we use them too, but make do with far fewer of them. But don´t be intimidated. It is very likely, that you have come across and even used them already.  In this article, we’ll take a look at German reflexive pronouns—what […]

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A Quick Guide to German Grammatical Gender: Der, Die, Das

For English speakers, the idea of grammatical gender may seem odd. Why is a table male, a door female and a window neutral in German?  Though it might feel random and an arduous task to remember, there are some consistencies and rules to help you identify what is what.  We will look at each one […]

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German Possessive Pronouns: Get to Know the Possessivpronomen

Possessive pronouns are words like mine, yours and theirs. In this article, we walk through when to use the various forms of German possessive pronouns. Having four cases and genders to work with means there’s a lot of endings you’ll be working with. To simplify it, we’re going to tackle each in bite sized chunks and […]

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A Simple Guide to the German Preterite Tense

Hallo! In this article, we will be looking at the German Preterite tense, what it is and how to use it. Enjoy! Quick Navigation What is the German preterite tense?When should we use the German preterite tense?How do we form the preterite tense? Irregularities in the preterite tense a) Modal verbs b) Strong verbs What […]

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A Simple Guide to the German Present Tense

Hallo! In this article, we will be looking at the German Present tense, what it is and how to use it. Enjoy! Quick Navigation What is the German present tense?When should we use the German present tense?How do we form the present tense in German?Irregularities in the German present tense What is the German present […]

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Relativpronomen: A Quick and Easy Guide to German Relative Pronouns

“Relative pronouns” may not ring any bells for you. It may sound complicated, but in English, you already know what they are without realizing it. Don’t worry, we’re here to make German relative pronouns or Relativepronomen easy! Quick Navigation What is a Relative Pronoun? German’s Four Cases Nominative caseAccusative case Dative case Genitive case Additional […]

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76 Common German Verbs to Add to Your Vocabulary

Verbs are among the most important words you’ll be learning in a language. So in this vocabulary lesson, we’ll go through 76 of the most useful German verbs. Please take note that this lesson is purely for learning vocabulary. How to conjugate German verbs would be a lesson for another day. If you don’t have time to […]

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5 Short German Poems with English Translations

No matter the language, poems hold a special place in people’s hearts. The same is true with German poems. Poetry by German greats Goethe, Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich Heine, and so many others, continue to be read and loved today. If you’re looking for short German poems that you can easily memorize by heart, this article is […]

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Romantic Words and Phrases to Help You Woo Your Lover in German

Think German is hardly a romantic language? Think again! In this article, we’ll go through German words and phrases about love and romance.  If you want to tell your German partner how much you care, check out the list of words and phrases below to help you get your feelings across! Quick Navigation Romantic German […]

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How to Describe People in German: Physical Descriptions and Personality

Conversations, no matter the language, are often peppered with descriptions of people we see and know. Whether it’s about physical traits that can be easily seen or the deeper aspects of a person’s character and personality, descriptions are an important part of conversations. So here in this article, let’s learn how to describe people’s looks and […]

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