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Quick German Language Game: The 6 German modals:
Level: Elementary (A2)
Playing Time:
3 minutes

Play a quick online game to learn the infinitive forms of the 6 German modal verbs.
Modal verbs are "helping verbs" that are "usually used with another verb to express ideas such as possibility, necessity, and permission". [Merriam-Webster]

Exception: the modal verb "mögen" is generally not used with another verb, but rather with a noun.

6 German Modal Verbs

• müssen - must, to have to
• können - can, to be able
• dürfen - may, to be allowed
• wollen - to want
• sollen - should, to ought to
• mögen - to like

6 Model Verbs in a Sentence

• Ich muss arbeiten. - I must work. [müssen]
• Ich can work. - I can work. [können]
• Ich darf arbeiten. - I'm allowed to work. [dürfen]
• Ich will arbeiten. - I want to work. [wollen]
• Ich soll arbeiten. - I ought to work. [sollen]
• Ich mag meine Arbeit. - I like my work. [mögen]


Grow your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation with this German language game.
If you like Quizzes you can test yourself also with this Quiz about "können".
And if the modal verb "können" interests you, then you should also read our post How to use the German Modal Verb "können".
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Posted 12:20PM on March 08 2014 by Ulrike Rettig
Categories: German | Tags: German, German game, German language game, German modal verbs, German quick language game