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Getting a Feel for German Modal Verbs

Modal verbs help you convey your attitude or explain how you feel about an action in German. They usually accompany another verb and appear in the second position of a sentence. The verb they assist generally [more…]

Asking Questions Politely in German

When you’re in a German-speaking country, you’re bound to find yourself in a number of situations where you need to ask a lot of questions as you find your way around — for example, where the nearest bank [more…]

Enjoying a Traditional German Breakfast

In most German hotels, dasFrühstück (dâs frue-shtuek) (breakfast) is generally included in the room price of the hotel accommodation. In smaller towns, if you’re staying at a [more…]

Identifying a German Word’s Gender

German grammar has some striking differences to English grammar. One difference that newcomers to German notice right away has to do with word gender.

Basically, you have three genders in German — masculine [more…]

Using Word Order to Express Yourself Clearly in German

In English and German, you purposely arrange words in a certain order to communicate clearly. After all, putting words together in an unusual or inappropriate word order can cause confusion or, even worse [more…]

German All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

All languages have ways of showing what role a noun plays in a sentence. In English, a noun’s position in the sentence tells you how it’s being used. In German, the endings on the adjectives and articles [more…]

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