German - A Game A Day 1: Die Bootsfahrt

Quick German Language Game - "die Bootsfahrt." Note: "das Boot" + connecting "s" + "die Fahrt" = "die Bootsfahrt." 

In a compound word, the last word (i.e. Fahrt) gives you the gender of the noun: "die Fahrt, die Bootsfahrt". In German you say "eine Bootsfahrt machen."

You'll practice the present tense forms: "ich mache, du machst, er macht" and how to make a question by inverting subject and verb: "Machst du ...?" You'll never forget the word "Bootsfahrt" - guaranteed!

As you play, say the words, phrases, and sentences OUT LOUD.

  1. das Boot - the boat
  2. die Fahrt - the trip, tour, ride
  3. die Bootsfahrt - the boat trip
  4. machen - to make, do
  5. ich mache - I make
  6. du machst - you make (familiar)
  7. er macht - he makes
  8. machst du? - are you making? (familiar)
  9. eine Fahrt machen - to take a trip (expression)
  10. heute - today
  11. wann - when
  12. gern - like (to), gladly (adverb)


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Posted 16:28PM on August 18 2014 by Ulrike Rettig
Categories: German