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LEARN GERMAN GRAMMAR

Grammar can be the hardest part about learning German. Fortunately, there are many resources available online to help with the learning process!

Use this list below for reference and come back to it when necessary, instead of trying to read through everything from top to bottom.


GETTING STARTED

General points that will help you:

Also be sure to visit The University of Michigan’s  Index of Video Lectures and Vocabulary Resources to watch college-level video lectures that cover all foundational German Grammar points.

 

VERBS

Verbs – Foundation Foundation GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson. Covers “gibt es” in lesson, as well.

Verbs – Past Tense  Foundation GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson.

Verbs – Higher GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson.
Word of the Day – “treffen” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German…

50 Common German Verbs (With sample sentences) About.com — German Language

The irregular verb ‘halten’ in German GermanVeryEasy.com

machen vs. tun | to make vs. to do marathonsprachen.com

Word of the Day – “annehmen” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German…

Word of the Day – “anhalten” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German…

PREPOSITIONS

“Prepositions are always tricky in any language. One of the best ways to learn prepositions is to learn them in phrases, because the idiomatic collocation often does not directly translate. Here are ten of the most common prepositional mistakes…” – marathonsprachen.com

Common German Prepositional mistakes marathonsprachen.com This article is useful to constantly be re-reading while learning German. Humorously explained articles begin with “you think you’re saying” and then follow with “the German speaker understands” to help it become apparent what mistakes are happening.

Prepositions, clauses and conjunctions BBC GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson.

Two-Way Prepositions in German: Wo oder Wohin? About.com — German Language
“The German two-way prepositions are sometimes called the “doubtful” prepositions, and that word “doubtful” is the reason German-learners so often get confused by these prepositions that take either the dative or the accusative case.”

Where you’re from — Using the German prepositions von and aus marathonsprachen.com This article is useful to constantly be re-reading while learning German. Humorously explained articles begin with “you think you’re saying” and then follow with “the German speaker understands” to help it become apparent what mistakes are happening.

The Preposition ‘auf’ in German GermanVeryEasy.com

The preposition ‘bei’ in German GermanVeryEasy.com

The preposition ‘zu’ in German GermanVeryEasy.com

CONJUNCTIONS

German Word of the Day – “so” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German

QUESTION WORDS

Confusing Word Pairs in German: wann vs wenn About.com – German Language

Wo vs. Wohin About.com – German Language

ADVERBS / ADJECTIVES

Adjectives — Foundation GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson.

Adjectives — Higher GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson.

Adverbs — Foundation GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson.

What do darum, daran, davon, danach and all those mean?German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German

Comparison: gut, besser, am besten About.com – German Language

What is the difference – “mindestens, wenigsten, zumindest” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German…

IMPERATIVES

The Imperative (der Imperativ) Dartmouth German Studies Department

REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS

Reflections on reflexive German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German

The Verbs stellen, stehen, legen, liegen, setzen, sitzen and hängen in German GermanVeryEasy.com

RELATIVE CLAUSES

Relative Clauses in German GermanVeryEasy.com

PARTICLES

German Word of the Day – “mal” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German

Doch and Other Tricky German Words About.com – German Language

Word of the Day – “schon” German is easy! The blog for all who want to learn German

Wennschon, dennschon! How to use the German word “schon” About.com – German Language

NOUNS/ PRONOUNS

Nouns and Articles  GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson

Pronouns – Foundation GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson

Pronouns – Higher GCSE Bitesize German Interactive Lesson

 


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Last updated March 3rd 2017