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Change Of Routine (German Simple Past Tense) Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

Guten Tag! How is life looking for you lately? I think it’s true for the majority of people at the moment that routines have changed. Certain things that we used to do, we aren’t doing any more, and new habits and routines have formed in their place. In this post I’d like to show you…

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The German Subjunctive – Konjunktiv II Posted by on Jul 5, 2018

On this blog, we have explained before how to use tenses in German. But we have not yet looked at a rather peculiar tense in German yet: the Konjunktiv (subjunctive mood)! It comes in two parts, Konjunktiv I and Konjunktiv II. Today, we look at number II! I will tell you what it is, how to use it and in which…

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The German Subjunctive – Let’s Talk Konjunktiv! Posted by on Jun 28, 2018

On this blog, we have explained before how to use tenses in German. But we have not yet looked at a rather peculiar tense in German yet: the Konjunktiv (subjunctive mood)! It comes in two parts, Konjunktiv I and Konjunktiv II. Today, we look at number I! Let’s go! What is the Konjunktiv? Konjunktiv (subjunctive mood) is a word that comes from the…

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The Weather in the Past, Present and Future Tense Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

Munich is looking beautiful this time of year with the seasons changing to autumn and the trees turning brilliant shades of gelb, orange und rot (yellow, orange and red)! This post is to help you say what the weather was, is and will be like. Grund Vokabular: Basic vocabulary: Die Sonne                                  The sun…

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Key: Forming sentences with the German verb “hören” (Video) Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

Here is the key for the exercise on conjugating the German verb “hören”. In case you would like to listen to the correct sentences: check out the video.     Präteritum – Preterit (equals simple past) 3a. I listened to the radio. Ich hörte Radio. 3b. I listened to music. Ich hörte Musik. 3c. I…

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German tenses in use: Futur II Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

The Futur II is used on different occasions.   a) You use Futur II to refer to actions that will take place in the future and that will have been completed in the future. You form sentences with the conjugated form of the auxiliary verb werden (will), the past form of the verb, and the…

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German tenses in use: Plusquamperfekt Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

The German Plusquamperfekt tense is equivalent to the English Past Perfect tenses (both the simple and the progressive form). Thus, you use this tense in order to refer to an action or actions that had happened before another action in the past. But the German Plusquamperfekt is seldom used in independent statements. It is rather…

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