Language resources for German learners

Young man learning verbs with accusative in German

Jan 29, 2024

The 20 most common verbs with accusative in German

Many languages, including English, don’t feature a distinction between the accusative and dative case. But German is an exception, and...

Young man learning how to use legen and liegen

Jan 23, 2024

Understanding ‘legen’ and ‘liegen’: Mastering German verbs

Navigating the difference between legen and liegen can be a difficult task for German learners. These verbs often lead to...

A young woman learning a list of German dative verbs

Jan 18, 2024

A list of the 15 most common German dative verbs you need to know

Distinguishing between dative verbs and accusative verbs is one of the more advanced challenges facing German language learners. Why? Because...

Young African woman looking at her watching learning the times of day in German

Dec 11, 2023

Mastering the times of the day in German

Throughout a typical 24-hour cycle in Germany, you will find consistent cause to refer to different times of the day...

Young woman learning how to use the nominative case in German

Dec 07, 2023

How to use the nominative case in German

While not every language uses multiple grammatical cases, German has an astonishing four of them. These cases exist not to...

Young student learning the infinitive with zu in German

Dec 07, 2023

Mastering the infinitive with ‘zu’ in German

The zu infinitive clause in German is a dependent infinitive clause with no explicit subject and no conjugated verb. This...

Young man learning German adverbs

Dec 05, 2023

The most common types of German adverbs

How did it happen? When did it happen, and where? These questions may sound like they’re part of an emergency...

Young woman learning forms of sein in German

Dec 05, 2023

How to conjugate four of the most common forms of “sein” in German

Sein oder nicht sein, das ist hier die Frage (“To be or not to be, that is the question”). Shakespeare...

Happy student sitting at her laptop in an online language lclass learning about the past perfect in German

Nov 23, 2023

Plusquamperfekt: How to form and use the past perfect in German

If two events happened in the past, how would you know that one of them occurred earlier than the other?...

Smiling woman looking at her laptop studying the German plurals

Nov 23, 2023

German plurals: Mastering the rules and exceptions

The plural is one of the first noun categories you will have to master in German. After all, some things...

Smiling woman sits outside at her laptop learning the German subjunctive mode

Nov 21, 2023

How to master the German subjunctive mood

Understanding the German subjunctive mood is essential for all German learners. Knowing how and when to use the Subjunctive 1...

Young couple cycling in autumn studying the seasons in German

Nov 10, 2023

The four seasons in German: Vocabulary and more

Snowy winters, hot summers, colorful leaves in fall and the first flowers of spring. The seasons in Germany, Austria and...