Archive | German Vocab and Grammar

Need to Learn the Forms of Sein? Turn It Into a Video Game


You’re not just a German learner.

You’re an epic word warrior.

You wield your Sprachkenntnisse (language proficiency) like a mighty weapon.

You cleft words in twain and recombine them with your Grammatik (grammar) skill.

But there are certain foes that …

A Strong German Verb Guide That Even Grammarphobes Will Like


Do your German skills stand a fighting change against strong verbs?

Hold on, hold on—put those boxing gloves down.

They’re not called strong because they’ll beat you up.

They’re strong from a grammar perspective. That is, strong verbs squash …

10 Unique and Fun Swiss German Words


What do you think is one indicator that you’ve finally mastered a language?

Some people say that you know you’re fluent once you start dreaming in your second language.

Others claim that it’s all about being able to make

No More Declension Tension: How to Easily Learn German Declension, Step by Step


Have you ever tried learning a new dance?

From the intricate footwork to the movement of your body, each particular dance requires much of those involved, and can be both physically and mentally taxing.

You need to keep time in …

German Cooking Vocabulary: Top Ingredients, Tools and More


Cooking and baking are a crucial part of any culture.

And German-language culture is no exception.

From bratwurst to black forest cherry cake, it offers a variety of sweet, salty and savory foods.

Whether you enjoy cooking or …

Ich Muss! The 6 German Modal Verbs You Need to Know Now


Do you know how to ask to go to the bathroom in German?

It’s okay if the answer is no.

Maybe you know how to introduce yourself, and you can tell everyone how old you are and where you …

German Past Participles: The Lazy German Learner’s Favorite Trick


I’ll be honest, I can be lazy sometimes.

And I might be guilty of sacrificing the “best” way for the “easy” way every now and then.

However, if you’re like me, I’m happy to report that sometimes the best solutions …