German Review of all Tenses

When learning the tenses in German from the perspective of an English speaker, it is important to try to remember that there isn’t a direct…

German Idioms

I Only Understand Train Station German: Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof Meaning: I don’t understand anything. It’s all Greek to me. To Feel Like A Fish…

German selber and selbst

1. Demonstrative / Intensive Pronouns  Both “selber” and “selbst” can be used as demonstrative / intensive pronouns. When used as intensive pronouns, they are perfectly…

German Relative Pronoun Types

A relative clause is a clause that allows us to add more information or detail about a noun or pronoun. We can insert a relative…

German ‘Je-desto’ and ‘umso’ Clauses

“Je… desto/umso” is a type of two-part conjunction that is used to make comparisons and/or to make conditional or causal sentences. “desto” and “umso” are interchangeable. “Je”…

German Verbs with Prepositions

In English and in German there are a number of verbs that use prepositions to convey a very specific meaning. In English, we refer to…

German Demonstrative Pronouns

The term “demonstrative pronoun” describes a word that is used to refer back to another noun or pronoun of a previous sentence or conversation, or…

Two-Part Conjunctions

1. What is a conjunction? A conjunction is a word that is used to connect words, sentences or clauses together. In English and in German,…