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How to learn German fast part 2
How to learn German fast, part 2 Learn the basics of German grammar T he second step is to learn the basics of German grammar. Alright, a bit of technicality here f or readers who are total beginners. For those of you who are intermediate, or even advanced, you can skip this section entirely. Bef ore you can learn advanced grammar, you need to know the basics of German grammar. T his will enable you to learn German really ef f ectively and enjoyably, since the grammar is heart and soul of the language. T he key to understanding German grammar is ... case. What is case? T here are f our basic cases that you need to know f or the German language: the nominative case, accusative case, dative case and the Genitiv case. Nominativ, Akkusativ, Dativ und Genitiv. T hese f our cases determine a German sentence. Nominativ is "the boy", "the girl", commonly known in English as the subject. Now here's the beautif ul part. In German, "the" is not a single word. It is der, die or das depending on the gender of the noun. I of ten get asked, how do I get around gender in the German language? And the answer is: just memorise. Sometimes the gender comes naturally, where die Frau is obviously a f emale, and das Auto is def initely neutral. T he rest of the time, either memorise or learn a f ew simple rules: most words ending in -e are feminine (not all!): die Giraf f e, die Gitarre all words ending in schaft are feminine : die Freundschaf t all words ending in buch are neutral: das Englischbuch, das Woerterbuch and so on. I cooked these up f rom the back of my head. Actually my opinion is, if you want to do German to a higher level, just take the end section of any good German book with all the vocabulary words and memorise them. Will give you immediate hardship, true, but you will know all the genders. To learn German gender f ast, memorise! Repeat, recite, review... memorise! It's that simple. Now, back to the nominative case: if you think the case is nominative, then "the" is always der, die or das. Der Mann, die Frau, das Auto. Simple! "A" is always ein Mann, ein e Frau, ein Auto. Akkusativ is the object (quite obviously since the nominative case is already the subject). It's the direct object, so just memorise the following: den, die, das.

denken think 13. der.. sein to be 2. So grammar is very important. past tense and perfect tense . eine Frau. how to conjugate verbs in the present tense. you can memorise perhaps top 20-30 verbs that you will need and start sounding like an expert already. einer .. Memorise: "the" dem. einem Auto Genitiv means. eines das Haus eines Mannes.. Der Mann beisst den Hund means that the man bit the dog. Shawn's book.. well. dem. haben to have 3. something like an apostrophe.. gehen go 8. das Haus einer Frau . T hat's Genitiv. des das Haus des Mannes. this is hard now. the Germans like to say gucken see) 14.. den Mann. done! second. fahren drive 9. third... "A" is now einen . and the book which is being given is in the accusative case. dem Auto "a" einem. trinken drink . sehen see (oh. das Haus des Autos (OK.. hoeren listen 10. ein Auto. but will prove to be very usef ul in f uture. sprechen speak 11. Memorise: des. das Auto.."T he" is now den. dem Mann. or the noun to whom something is given . ein einen Mann. die. this is also hard now. das Haus der Frau.. sollen should 5. Who does something belong to? Possession. der. eine .. what's the point? T he point is this: Der Hund beisst den Mann means the dog bit the man. muessen must 4. wohnen stay someplace 18.. declining adjectives . bleiben stay 17. kommen come 12. but with hard work. einem einem Mann. einer. einer Frau. Dativ is the indirect object. duerfen allowed/ should 6. I give a book to Tom: Tom is in the dative case.when the adjectives are put behind a noun. essen eat 7. Having survived such a gauntlet. der Frau. top twenty verbs that you will need (in my own opinion) 1. das. but this is just an example!) and eines. they are declined. unless it's f eminine). glauben believe 16. lesen read 15. die Frau. trust me. Basic grammar that you need to learn: first.. German cases. das Haus eines Autos (note that you have to put an "s" at the back. f or instance. I know that the house of the car is nonsense.

Danke. und ich bin gekommen (I have come . und tut mir leid. paid or otherwise f ree. HOW T O LEARN GERMAN FAST ! Learn how to learn a language! . I only teach how to learn German. isn't it? Ich habe gegessen (I have eaten . fourth. For instance..movement). please contact me at once. f ind the pattern and it will always be easier. You're well on your way to learning German. By the way. where you use "sein ".19. prepositional phrases and objects Dativ: aus von zu seit nach bei mit (my f avourite way of learning this is ALL VISIT T HE Z OO T O SEE T HE NINE BEAUT IFUL MONKEYS) Akkusativ: durch fuer ohne um gegen bis (Dinosaur f inds orange and understands Google's business!) and that should be it. I have of ten reiterated that my blog here is just to teach you how to learn a language and not to provide German resources.. you will f ind that it is simpler than it looks. German speakers who have spotted any mistakes in my grammar. sagen say 20. You can f ind German resources f rom online programmes and online motion). because most of the verbs have a certain pattern or rule to them. laufen walk/run Learn these and you will look very prof essional already. My opinion is. all the perf ect tenses have "haben " in f ront except f or cases of movement. Of course. Easy. f or a basic understanding that will def initely allow f luent communication if done well.