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


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


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


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


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.