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German Grammar

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:

  • writing in a simple way
  • using grammar terms only when there's no other way
  • coming at the problem from the point of view of students who want to use the language, not linguists studying the language
  • giving you simple guides that are easy to follow and allow you to understand the system behind German grammar

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!

German Grammar: Adjectives

Adjectives are describing words and tell you more about people, places, and things.

Example: „Der Mann ist jung.“

German Grammar: Adverbs

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.“

German Grammar: Articles

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“

German Grammar: Nouns

Nouns are people, places, and things. They're usually written with an article.

Example: „die Oma“ / „die Lampe“  / „das Wetter

German Grammar: Particles

Particles are unchangeable words that don't belong to any specific part of the sentence. Nevertheless, they change the mood or feeling of the sentence.

Example: „Das musste ja passieren.“

Lessons about Particles

German Grammar: Prepositions

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.“

German Grammar: Pronouns

Pronouns are nouns that replace other nouns. 

Example: Das ist der Mann, den ich gestern gesehen habe.“

German Grammar: Tenses

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

German Grammar: Lists

Here in one place I've collected all of the lists German students are constantly asking for.

German Grammar: Exercises

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)

German Grammar E-Books and Courses

EN - German Grammar Exercises (1)
EN - German Grammar lists_opt

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.

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