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This blog for German learners gives you free learning material to learn German. We have a wide variety of German grammar and vocabulary to learning material for your specific field of expertise.

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ExpertlyGerman Podcast: Episode #75

Zitat der Woche: Heute von Immanuel Kant: “Drei Dinge helfen, die Mühen des Lebens zu tragen: Die Hoffnung, der Schlaf und das Lachen.” die Hoffnung = hope Three things help to bear the troubles of life: hope, sleep and laughter. Verben mit Machen Beispielsatz: Ein Beispielsatz mit vermachen wäre: Die Mutter vermacht ihrer Tochter zwei … Continue reading ExpertlyGerman Podcast: Episode #75

ExpertlyGerman Podcast: Episode #74

Sprichwort der Woche: “Alter schützt vor Torheit nicht“ Bedeutung: Auch alte und erfahrene Menschen machen Fehler. Torheit, ein abkommender Begriff der gehobenen Umgangssprache, beschreibt die negative (fehlerhafte) Seite der Einfalt. Ein Tor oder töricht ist sinngemäß eine Person, die etwas nicht nachvollziehen kann, solange sie es nicht selbst erlebt hat. Auch Goethe schrieb in Faust: Da steh’ ich nun, ich … Continue reading ExpertlyGerman Podcast: Episode #74

How to say goodbye in German

Here are a couple of alternatives to saying goodbye in German. There are probably 100 ways but I want to give you my most helpful ones. I also have a podcast episode on the topic. Ok let’s go: To wish someone a nice weekend in German Ich wünsche Ihnen ein schönes Wochenende. The Ihnen here … Continue reading How to say goodbye in German

The German Cases

This is the most fundamental of all grammar topics in the German language. The German cases. Nominativ case The Nominativ case is used for the subject of the sentence. The subject of the sentence is the person, animal, or thing that is doing the action. Example: Der Mann kauft einen Kaffee. Here “der Mann” is … Continue reading The German Cases

The German Plusquamperfekt

The Plusquamperfekt or past perfect is one of the tenses that confuse people sometimes, even German natives. Learn in this article how not to be confused about it. In short: the past perfect or Plusquamperfekt (how we would say it in German) is used to express actions that took place before a certain point in … Continue reading The German Plusquamperfekt

Understanding German Interrogative pronouns (with Exercise)

German interrogative pronouns are used instead of nouns and pronouns in question sentences. This article will demystify this topic of german grammar once and for all. The interrogative pronouns in German grammar are:wer, was, wem, wen, and wessen.  The below table gives you an overview of interrogative pronouns. Feel free to save it in your … Continue reading Understanding German Interrogative pronouns (with Exercise)

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