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Get to know the few endings that give away a noun’s gender. With help of three magic words you’ll be able to recognize about 10-20% of the German genders easily.
The keyword or linkword technique is a very powerful tool to remember difficult German words. You should use it with care but it can boost your creativity and memory significantly.
The German present tense (Präsens) is not too difficult to master. Get to know the regular personal endings for the German verbs. These are also found on irregular verbs in German.
Find out the difference between “nicht” and “nichts” in German. It is a quite significant difference but once you get the idea you’ll never forget when to use which again. This video concludes the mini-series about the German negation.
Do you say “Es geht mir gut” or “Mir geht es gut”? You will find that the German language is quite flexible at times. Find out more about the grammatical phenomenon called “Inversion” in less then 2 minutes and learn more about the German sentence structure.
The Nominativ is THE most important case as it appears in almost every sentence that you use. It also helps you to understand what’s going on in a sentence. So better make yourself familiar with it quickly. It only takes 3mins to do so. Learn about when and how to use the Nominative in this video.
The German Genitiv is not as difficult as it may seem. It is rarely used nowadays and mainly replaced by the dative, especially when you are a beginner but there is one use of the genitive that you should be aware of and that is explained in this video.
The Dative in German is used in several situations. For example after a dative preposition. In this video you’ll learn what they are and how to memorize the most important ones easily with help of a catchy tune. But Achtung: You might not get these prepositions out of your head for a while.
Der Lehrmeister singt persönlich 😉 A unique and definitely unforgettable way to memorize the German dative prepositions. If you are rather sensitive to out of tune singing, I recommend watching the video on the left. This video contains a few more explanations about the matter though.
The two-way-prepositions are a bit tricky. They are strongly related to the topics of relation and direction. But once you got the idea you’ll have no trouble using them properly. Find out what they are and how to use the two-way-prepositions properly.
The Perfekt is one of three German past tenses. It is the only one you really need to understand and learn if you are a beginner (until B2). It is very simple in it’s core but the German sentence structure is a bit different than that of English. Find out more in this video.
Some verbs in German use “sein” as a helper verb when creating the past tense. There is only a limited logic to this phenomenon but there’s a neat and easy way to memorize all important sein-verbs which I show in this video. To be or not to be, that will not be the question any longer.