- 1.What is a verb in German?
- 2.Learn about the conjugation of German verbs
- 3.Learn about the modal verbs in German
- 4.Study the German infinitive
- 5.Train your ability of recognizing separable and inseparable verbs
- 6.Participle I and participle II in the German language
- 7.Learn about the active and the passive voice
- 8.Improve you knowledge about the German Imperative
- 9.What is subjunctive I and subjunctive II in German?
What is a verb in German?
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 about the conjugation of German verbs
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.
Learn about the modal verbs in German
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)
Study the German infinitive
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)
Train your ability of recognizing separable and inseparable verbs
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
Participle I and participle II in the German language
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)
Learn about the active and the passive voice
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)
Improve you knowledge about the German Imperative
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!
What is subjunctive I and subjunctive II in German?
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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