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German has sentence tags, hasn’t it? – Tags in German Posted by on Oct 15, 2021

Tags in German

English is a bit (in)famous for its use of sentence tags, those little endings of sentences to indicate that you are looking for agreement or confirmation. It’s nice, isn’t it? German, like many other languages, doesn’t have such tags. But we do ask for confirmation like this, too, of course! So, how does German do…

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Alternative Ways To Say ‘How Are You’ In German Posted by on Sep 29, 2021

how are you

Guten Tag! Wie geht es dir? This is the go-to phrase you will learn in any German lesson to ask ‘How are you?’, along with its abbreviation, Wie geht’s? (‘How’s it going?’). You might be wondering if there are some other, more creative ways of saying this phrase, and the answer is, of course, ja!…

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German Quiz in Food, Hobbies and Time Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

Hello, this month I’ve decided to challenge you with a quiz. I couldn’t decide which topic so I’ve picked out a few from my old posts, if you want to brush up on your German knowledge before you take the quiz then you can find them here, here and here. If you want to share…

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Language Listening Lesson – Freude für den Fußball Posted by on Jun 19, 2014

I have already started this on the Dutch blog, where it was received quite well. I hope you will like the German version as well! A Language Listening Lesson (Triple L) consists of a German text, with translation and audio file to listen to it. That is the idea – you listen to it and…

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German word order: Imperatives and Questions Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

Imperatives Imperatives are sentences in the command form. Setz dich! – Sit down! (2nd person singular; informal) Setzt euch! – Sit down! (2nd person plural; informal) Setzten Sie sich! – Sit down (2nd person; singular and plural; formal) Hör auf! – Stop that! (2nd person singular; informal) Hört auf! – Stop that! (2nd person plural…

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Easy ways to ask questions in German Posted by on May 21, 2012

In order to be able to ask questions in German it is not necessary that you know a particular sentence structure for questions. There are several easy ways to start off your question formation.   I. Intonation One way of asking questions in German easily is intonation. Just like in English, and probably in many…

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