German Grammar

The German grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in German and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: und  Audio Under: unter  Audio
Before: vor  Audio After: nach  Audio
Inside: innen  Audio Outside: außerhalb  Audio
With: mit  Audio But: aber  Audio
For: für  Audio From: von  Audio
To: zu  Audio In: in  Audio

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Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: Was?  Audio Who?: Wer?  Audio
How?: Wie?  Audio Why?: Warum?  Audio
Where?: Wo?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: nie  Audio Rarely: selten  Audio
Sometimes: manchmal  Audio Usually: normalerweise  Audio
Always: immer  Audio Very: sehr  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in German:

I: ich  Audio You: du, Sie  Audio
He: er  Audio She: sie  Audio
We: wir  Audio They: sie  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: mein, meine  Audio Your: dein, deine, Ihr, Ihre  Audio
His: sein, seine  Audio Her: ihr, ihre  Audio
Our: unser, unsere  Audio Their: ihr, ihre  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: Ich spreche Englisch  Audio
You speak French: Sie sprechen Französisch  Audio
He speaks German: Er spricht Deutsch.  Audio
She speaks Italian: Sie spricht Italienisch  Audio
I visited France: Ich bereiste Frankreich  Audio
I will drink milk: Ich werde Milch trinken  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: Ich verstehe dich  Audio
I don't understand you: Ich verstehe dich nicht  Audio
I don't speak French: Ich spreche kein Französisch  Audio
This is my house: Dies ist mein Haus  Audio
That restaurant is far: Das Restaurant ist weit  Audio
No problem: Kein Problem  Audio

The above German grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the German vocabulary to obtain some popular German phrases.

German Phrases

German Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.