Verbs describe activities, eventy or conditions. Examples for a verb: gehen - walk , wandern - hiking, rennen - run, radeln - cycling. There are regular and irregular verbs in the German language. So what are you going to learn in this unit?
Learn how to conjugate the verbs in the different German tenses
Ich fahre Auto. - I drive a car.
Ich fuhr Auto. I drove a car.
Ich bin Auto gefahren. I have driven a car.
Modal verbs expand the main verb in a sentence in their meaning: Können, dürfen, sollen, wollen, mögen. Learn about the conjugation of the modal verbs in the simple present and simple past tense.
Ich kann Auto fahren. - I can drive a car. (simple present)
Ich konnte Auto fahren. I could drive a car. (simple past)
Improve your knowledge about the infinitive with "zu" and without "zu".
Es ist schwer, still zu halten. (with zu)
Du sollst dein Zimmer aufräumen. (without zu)
There are separable and inseparable verbs in German, depending of particle or a prefix in front of the stem. In general, particles/ prefixes changes the meaning of an verb.
suchen - to search
besuchen - to visit
Learn about the usage and the formation of the two participle forms.
Singend geht er in die Dusche. - He goes in the shower singing. (participle I)
Die Aufgabe analysiert, weiß Mara, dass es nicht viel Arbeit sein wird. - Having analysed the task, Maria knows that it won't be much work. (participle II)
What is the difference between the active and the passive voice? And in which case do I use which voice?
Sie kauft das Wasser. - She buys the water. (active voice)
Das Wasser wird von ihr gekauft. - The water is bought by her. (passive voice)
The imperative form is about asking someone to do or not to do something. You address the person directly.
Kommen Sie, bitte! - Please, come!
Geh nach Hause! - Go home!
Visit this capital for more information about the usage and the formation of both subjunctives.
Sie sagt, er sei nicht im Sport gewesen.
Sie sagte, er wäre nicht im Sport gewesen.
If you study these chapters, you are going to gain profound insights about the German verbs and their grammar.
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