Grammar

Erschrecken, aufschrecken, abschrecken – should these verbs scare me?

If you check your dictionary for the German noun Schrecken, you’ll see that ‘der Schrecken’ means dread, horror, ...

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HABEN & SEIN in different tenses, part 2

The two German verbs HABEN and SEIN are – just like ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ in English ...

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SS or ß? That’s another question!

Last week I told you when to write das or dass, and when you might still see daß: ...

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Das, dass or daß? That’s the question!

You’ve been learning German for a while now and then you see sentences with parts that look like ...

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HABEN & SEIN in different tenses

The two German verbs HABEN and SEIN are – just like ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ in English ...

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German modal verbs without a second verb! Really?

Modal verbs! How much do you know about them? You probably remember a few things things: They are ...

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Test your German grammar with some Denglisch words

Denglisch! You all know about the Germans’ love to Germanise English word! Over the last few months I ...

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10+ German translations for the English word “to”

When you learn vocabulary it helps if there is a straight translation. For example, when it comes to learning ...

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Help, I don’t know when to use der Teil or das Teil!

Did you know that the German word for part is Teil? There are other words, but in this ...

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German word order for beginners – verb in 2nd place

When you start learning German, one of the first rules you learn is “verb in 2nd place”. This ...

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