German grammar is simple! It's just explained in a complicated way. If you don't believe me, I'll show you!
My explanations are written to be understood by students, not teachers. I focus on the 95% of grammar that follows general rules and not on the 5% of exceptions.
Here is an overview of all the German grammar lessons available on the EasyDeutsch website:
Overview: German Grammar
My mission is to show you that, despite everything you've heard, German grammar is actually not that complicated. In fact, it's the exact opposite! It's (usually) quite logical. The issue is that lots of teachers, native German speakers, and other learners focus on the exceptions to the rules, even when they only come up 1 out of 100 times. I prefer to focus on the other 99%!
That's why I focus on a few things when explaining German grammar here at EasyDeutsch:
Almost all of German grammar follows simple, clear rules. With fewer exceptions than other languages like English or Spanish!
If you accept that you have to learn the article together with the meaning of the nouns, then the rest is completely logical and a lot simpler than you think. Especially cases, declension, and adjective declension!
Adjectives are describing words and tell you more about people, places, and things.
Example: „Der Mann ist jung.“
Adverbs are also describing words and give you more information about everything EXCEPT nouns.
They tell you about the the place, time, reason for, or manner in which something was done.
Example: „Gestern war ich bei Oma.“
Articles come before nouns and give us information about their gender (masculine, feminine, neuter), number (plural, singular), and case (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive).
Example: „der Mann.“ - „die Frau“
Nouns are people, places, and things. They're usually written with an article.
Example: „die Oma“ / „die Lampe“ / „das Wetter“
Prepositions are short words that describe how things relate to each other.
They are also really important in helping you find out what case to put a noun in.
Example: „Du stehst vor dem Spiegel.“
Pronouns are nouns that replace other nouns.
Example: „Das ist der Mann, den ich gestern gesehen habe.“
Sentence construction in German is more flexible than in many other languages. You just have to learn a few rules about word order first.
Verbs are words that describe an action or a state.
Example: „fahren, stehen, sein,...“
In these lessons I explain when and how to use each of the tenses in German, as well as talk about regular and irregular verbs.
Example: „ich bin/war/werde sein“
To start actually using what you've learned, EasyDeutsch has lots of exercises. You can even download them as a PDF and print them out. (At the moment, the exercises are only available in German)
For more information about the e-books click on the cover or go to the EasyDeutsch shop. There you can also find out about discounts and other German grammar e-books and courses.