German Dative Case (Complete Guide for Beginners A1 – B1)

Dativ Case - Complete Guide

In this article I’ll show you exactly what the German dative case is and when and how to use it. If you’re struggling to understand what it is and what the difference from the accusative case is, this article is for you! What it is a case? There are 4 cases in German: nominative, accusative, … 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

German Possessive Articles (Table & Tips)

Possessive Articles: Table & Tips

The German possessive articles (or: possessive pronouns, possessive adjectives) can look intimidating at first. But once you realize that they behave exactly like the indefinite article “ein/eine/ein” and the negative articles “kein/keine/kein”, it will all make sense! The first three possessive articles are so close to the indefinite article, we only need to add one … Read more

German Personal Pronouns and Possessive Articles

German Personal Pronouns and Possessive Articles

The German personal pronouns can be confusing when you’re first starting to learn the language. This is the complete table and some tips for personal pronouns and the possessive articles. Nominativ Akkusativ Dativ Possessivartikel ich mich mir mein, meine … du dich dir dein, deine … er/sie/es ihn/sie/es ihm/ihr/ihm sein, seine …ihr, ihre …sein, seine … Read more

The German Articles (der, die, das …) – Table of all Forms

German Articles Complete Table

German uses articles before nouns. You need to change the articles according to which gender (masculine, feminine, 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 the same in the plural, which gives it 4 categories (masculine, feminine, … 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

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