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

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

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: Avoid the 5 most common mistakes! (A2)

Adjektivdeklination - avoid these 5 common mistakes!

In this article I will give you 5 tips (or: rules) to avoid the most common mistakes regarding the adjective endings (Adjektivdeklination). Even if you’re above the A2 level you are quite likely to make some of the these mistakes. Table of Contents: The Adjektivdeklination is one of the most dreaded topics in German grammar. … 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