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Perfekt – past tense in German

There are three past tense forms in German. Today we analyze the most popular of them – Perfekt. Perfect is used colloquially. Example: “Ich baue ein Haus” (“I am building a house”) – “Ich habe ein Haus gebaut” (“I built / built a house”). To form such a tense form, we will need the auxiliary…

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Denial in german language

Our short grammar note promises to be very negative, because we will talk about denial in the German language. “Nein” – “no.” Used to answer the question: “Bist du fertig?” – “Nein” – “Are you ready?” – “No”. It has some more functions, as well as in Russian: “o nein!” – “Oh no!”. Strengthens the…

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Indefinite articles in German

SpeakStarter in an accessible language will explain to you a topic that is often problematic and unusual for native speakers in which words have no articles. “Definite and indefinite articles in German”. First of all, you need to remember that articles are particles before nouns and they are almost always used, except for words that…

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Plural of nouns

The plurality of adjectives is a rather difficult topic for German learners. There are many rules and even more exceptions to them. We will explain the basic principles, and the rest will come with experience. The ending “- (e) n” in the plural is the most popular among all endings, it is obtained: all nouns…

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