Adjektivdeklination with Possessive/Negative Articles

Possessive Article + Adjective

Meine schöne/schönen Bücher? Which one is correct? German learners at all levels get this wrong. What adjective endings do we need to give adjectives after the possessive articles (e.g. mein)? The strong endings, just like with the indefinite articles? Or the weak endings, like with the definite articles? You will not like the answer: It … Read more

N-Deklination (Complete Guide)


In this article I will show you everything you have to know about the N-Deklination. It’s much easier than most learners of German think. If you memorize a handful of suffixes (endings) as well as 5-10 additional nouns you’re good to go! Deklination (declension) basically means that you have to change the endings of articles, … Read more

N-Deklination (Complete List)

N-Deklination - Complete List

This is full list of the most common German nouns that have to be declined according the N-Deklination. Many of these nouns are people (e.g. professions, nationalities) and animals. Most of them end in certain suffixes (endings) that you can try to memorize. These include “-ent“, “-ist” and most importantly the masculine nouns that end … Read more

Adjektivdeklination – All possible Forms and Endings (+PDF)

One of the most feared topics in German grammar is the Adjektivdeklination. You need to change not only articles, but also adjective endings according to which gender (masculine, femininem neutral) and which case (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive) it is used in. Lastly, it also depends on the number (singular vs. plural). Luckily, all genders are … Read more

The German Präteritum Tense (Complete Guide) [A1-C2]

This article teaches you all you need about the second most important German past tense: the German Präteritum tense. I’ll show you exactly how and when to use it. For spoken German you’ll need it a lot less than you might think. Präteritum tense or Perfekt tense? In your A1 and A2 German language course, … Read more

The German Partizip 2 – Forms & Usage

Partizip 2

In this article, you will find everything need to know about the German Partizip 2: its usage (Perfekt, passive and as an adjective), how it’s formed and the most important irregular forms. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Partizip 2! This words comes up a lot in every German class and course book. Most importantly, … Read more



With this article you will finally understand what the Zustandspassiv is as well as how and when to use it! I’ll show you exactly what the difference to the other passive forms (Handlungspassiv) is. It’s definitely a lot easier than you probably think. The main difficulty is that there is no direct equivalent in many … Read more

Passive Voice In German – All tenses and forms

All Gernan Passive Voice Forms

This article provides you with all the German passive forms (Handlungspassiv) – on their own as well as in combination with modal verbs and/or in subclauses. Table of Contents In a previous article I showed you the fundamentals of the passive voice in German grammar. So if you are not sure what the passive is … Read more