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Berlin, Germany: A Must-See Destination!

Many who visit Berlin, the capital of Germany, proclaim it to be one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Let’s take a tour through the Berlin of today; a city of veracity, whose history has inspired much progress; shaping … Continue reading

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Lesson 16. Modal Verbs in German

Modal verbs is a topic that can be particularly easy for English speaking people. The use of modal verbs is characteristic for all Germanic languages (and both German and English belong into this category). A modal verb is a certain … Continue reading

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Lesson 15. Wishes on Special Occasions

With holiday season around  I believe it is time to dedicate this lesson to special wishes on beautiful occasions. We will start with Christmas and New Year wishes and will move forward trying to cover as many occasions as possible. … Continue reading

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Lesson 14. Possessive Pronouns in German

Today we will talk about possessive pronouns in German. In German like in English each personal pronoun correlates with a certain possessive pronoun (they answer a question ‘whose?’). However, not like in English German possessive pronouns will change their form … Continue reading

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Lesson 13. Word Order in German Sentences

  In our previous lessons we have covered basic grammar topics, such as articles, present tenses, etc. We have even learned how to make simple sentences. And while we can say quite a few things already, and talk about ourselves … Continue reading

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Lesson 12: Present Tense for Irregular Verbs in German

A few lessons ago we learned how to build Present Tense for regular verbs. It seemed pretty easy because each verb followed s simple standard pattern and received an ending that could easily be remembered. Now, if there are regular … Continue reading

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Lesson 11. Plural Form for Nouns in German

Today we will talk about building Plural in German. It is relatively more complex than in English. What we do in English (in most cases anyways) we add an ending –s to the noun and we get a plural form … Continue reading

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Lesson 10: Use of Gender in German

You already have noticed that German just like English has articles. However, English is simplified, having just two articles, a and the. Strictly speaking, German also has only two articles, a definite one and an indefinite one. The only difference … Continue reading

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Lesson 9: Talking about Yourself or anyone else (creating short texts)

In our previous letter we have covered one important topic that will help us now create short (or not so short) sentences. We have learnt how to use Present Tense. I suggest we will get a few steps back and … Continue reading

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Lesson 8: Present Tense for Regular Verbs

In order to be able to speak and understand German you need to know a little bit more than just basic phrases and expressions. The basis of each sentence is a verb. It bears the most meaning in most cases … Continue reading

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