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A1 - Personal pronouns


“Wie geht es DIR?” [“How are YOU?”] and “ICH freue mich, DICH wiederzusehen!” [“I look forward to seeing YOU again!”]. Personal pronouns are absolutely essential for everyday communication. And as you’ll see, they’re not tricky in the least when our teacher explains them to you. As always, directly from a classroom in our language school in the hea...
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A1 - "Haben" und "sein" verb conjugations


“Haben” [“To have”] and “sein” [“to be”] are the two most important verbs in German. If you know them, you have the ability to say all sorts of things: that you HAVE a fever, that you ARE tired, that you HAVE two new friends, or that you ARE in love, for instance. And as you’ll see, they’re not tricky in the least when our teacher explains them t...
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A1 - General verb conugations


“Du LERNST Deutsch? Cool, ich LIEBE diese Sprache!” [“You’re LEARNING German? Awesome – I LOVE that language!”] The verb is at the heart of any sentence. Put it at the heart of your sentences, too, with the help of our teacher! As always, directly from a classroom in our language school in the heart of Vienna! Video: Verbkonjugation allgemein
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A1 - Main Clauses and Questions


“Was machst du heute mit deinen Freunden?” [“What are you doing with your friends today?”] “Wir gehen am Abend ins Kino.” [“We’re going to the cinema this evening.”] In order to be able to talk to people, you have to be able to ask QUESTIONS and give ANSWERS. It’s not difficult – our teacher will show you how. As always, directly from a classro...
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A1 - Article


DER Löffel (the spoon), DIE Gabel (the fork) and DAS Messer (the knife). We’re all too aware that ARTICLES in German can be tricky! And then you also have to contend with the declensions of EIN, and the instances in which DER becomes DEN. But you can do it, especially with the help of our teacher, who will explain exactly how it all works. As a...
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A1 - Accusative


“Siehst du DEN MANN dort, der durch DEN PARK geht?” [“Can you see the man over there, walking through the park?”] The ACCUSATIVE is a case in German grammar, and an important one at that. But it’s not as difficult as the word itself suggests. And you have our teacher on hand to help you tackle it! As always, directly from a classroom in our lan...
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A1 - Possessive Pronouns


“UNSERE Lehrerin kennst du ja schon, sie versucht, dir dabei zu helfen, DEIN Deutsch zu verbessern.” [“You already know OUR teacher, who is trying to help you improve YOUR German.”] Und die POSSESSIVE ARTICLES are an important part of the German language, as they indicate to whom something belongs. Just listen to what our teacher has to say! As...
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A1 - Separable verbs


EINkaufen [to buy] and VERkaufen [to sell]: one verb is separable, the other isn’t. So you would say, “Ich kaufe Tomaten ein,” [“I’m buying tomatoes”], but “Ich verkaufe Tomaten” [“I’m selling tomatoes”]. Our teacher will explain why this happens, and show you that it’s not all that difficult. As always, directly from a classroom in our languag...
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A1 - Dative


“Ich gebe DEM MANN noch schnell den Brief, dann gehe ich mit DIR ins Kino.” [“I’ll quickly give the man the letter, and then go to the cinema with you.”] In German, the DATIVE case is more important than it is in lots of other languages. Often, the way in which it is used isn’t easy to grasp, but our teacher will explain it to you (“DIR erklären”...
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A1 - Two-way prepositions


“Wo” (where, in a stationary sense) takes the dative, “Wohin” (where, in the sense of movement) takes the accusative! Students have been learning this basic rule for TWO-WAY PREPOSITIONS since time immemorial, and you too will soon realise why you would say “Ich bin in DER Schule,” but “Ich gehe in DIE Schule” for “I’m at school” and “I’m going t...
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A1 - Present Perfect Tense 1


“Ich BIN gestern auf einer Party GEWESEN und HABE zu viel GETRUNKEN. Heute geht es mir nicht so gut.” [“I was at a party yesterday and drank too much. I’m not feeling that great today.”] What went on yesterday is still being felt today – and if you want to talk about it, then you need the PERFECT tense. But how is it formed, and why do you say “B...
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A1 - Present Perfect Tense2


“Ich BIN gestern auf einer Party GEWESEN und HABE zu viel GETRUNKEN. Heute geht es mir nicht so gut.” [“I was at a party yesterday and drank too much. I’m not feeling that great today.”] What went on yesterday is still being felt today – and if you want to talk about it, then you need the PERFECT tense. But how is it formed, and why do you say “B...
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