DAMIT oder UM…ZU: Their differences and similarities?

It is true that German has more words than English and while this can be of great advantage, it can equally be confusing and in turn be disadvantageous to non-native speakers. This is because one has to carefully decide when making use of words - most especially those that are closely intertwined or have (almost) … Continue reading DAMIT oder UM…ZU: Their differences and similarities?

MEASUREMENT NOUNS: How To Make Similar, Dissimilar & Unreal Comparison Of Nouns In German

Very often, nouns are compared to and/or measured with other nouns. Whether a noun should be measured or compared is dependent on the type of noun; countable or uncountable – irrespective of it being English or German. What then do I mean by countable and uncountable nouns? Walk with me slowly as I show you … Continue reading MEASUREMENT NOUNS: How To Make Similar, Dissimilar & Unreal Comparison Of Nouns In German

PLUSQUAMPERFEKT: The past perfect tense in German

As the highest form of past tense in German, the Plusquamperfekt tense expresses a scenario of what happened before other occurrences happened. It tells more about a story or narrative than actually just being used as another way of expressing oneself in past tense. This is even clearer when the sentence is expressed with “Nachdem”. … Continue reading PLUSQUAMPERFEKT: The past perfect tense in German

TeKaMoLo: how to arrange different adverbs in a sentence

When it comes to positioning the different parts that make a sentence, it is quite definite in the German language. This is one beautiful aspect of German. Adverbs in particular are placed in the third position (I.e directly after the verb and before the object) except the object (Akkusativ or Dativ) is a pronoun. In … Continue reading TeKaMoLo: how to arrange different adverbs in a sentence

LASSEN + INFINITIVE WITHOUT THE PREPOSITION “ZU ” AND PERFECT TENSE WITHOUT “GE”

In a previous topic “um zeal zu + Infinitive” I explained how you can use two or more verbs without conjunctions in a german sentence. This is often done using the preposition “zu”. Apart from using the preposition, an infinite main verb can be added to a sentence through the aid of another main verb. … Continue reading LASSEN + INFINITIVE WITHOUT THE PREPOSITION “ZU ” AND PERFECT TENSE WITHOUT “GE”

Particip I & II: The present continuous and past participle form of german verbs

Content in this post1. Description of the Partizip 2. How to form the german Partizip I & II 3. How to make sentences with the Partizip 4. How to use the Partizips as substantive nounsTable of content for Partizip I &II The Particip I & II of german verbs correspond to the present continuous and … Continue reading Particip I & II: The present continuous and past participle form of german verbs