French Language Game: Avoir - Present Tense



Quick French Language Game: avoir (to have) - present tense
Level: Elementary (A2)
Time to Play:
5 minutes

Play a quick French language game to learn and practice the present tense of "avoir". You'll also put together basic sentences and learn the meaning of 5 common idiomatic expressions.

To improve your pronunciation, always say the French OUT LOUD right after or at the same time as the speaker.
Before you start, you may want to look at the verb forms and sentences below.

Our games work best for Mid- to High Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French.
Play on a Computer or Tablet.

Present Tense of "avoir"

  • j'ai - I have
  • tu as - you have (familiar)
  • il/elle a - it/he/she has
  • nous avons - we have
  • vous avez - you have (formal/plural)
  • ils/elles ont - they have (m/f)

Sentences and Expressions using "avoir"

  • Tu as ton passeport ? - Do you have your passport? (familiar)
  • Nous avons ton adresse. - We have your(fam.) address.
  • Il a le mot de passe. - He has the password.
  • Oui, j'ai un portable. - Yes, I have a cell phone.
  • Ils ont la clé. - They have the key.
  • Avez-vous une carte de crédit ? - Do you have a credit card? (formal)

  • J'ai vraiment faim. - I'm really hungry.
  • J'ai besoin d'un mot de passe ? - Do I need a password?
  • Ça a l'air bon. - That looks good.
  • il y a - ... ago
  • Il ya a plus de deux ans. - More than two years ago.
  • il y a - there are
  • Une "place" est un lieu où il y a souvent de marchés. - A square is a place where there often are markets.

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German Language Game: Dative Pronouns



Quick German Language Game: Dative Pronouns

Level: Elmentary A2
Playing Time: 4 minutes

Here you can play a quick and fun German Language Game to learn and practice German Dative Pronouns:
• mir (to me)
• dir (to you, familiar)
• ihm (to him)
• ihr (to her)
• uns (to us)
• euch (to you-all)
• ihnen /Ihnen (to them /to you, formal)

1. Review the dative pronouns with the Shootout Game.
2. Recall basic nouns with the Memory Game.
3. Put together simple sentences using dative pronouns with the Word Invader Game.
4. Choose the translation of sentences with the Deal No Deal Game.

If you feel that you have a good understanding of the Dative pronouns and want to test your German vocabulary, just play the game. Otherwise, read on and then play.

Nouns

der Schlüssel - the key (m)
der Stadtplan - the city map (m)
Note: These masculine nouns will come up as direct objects (accusative case):
den Schlüssel, den Stadtplan

die Handynummer - the cell phone number (f)
die Adresse - the address (f)
die Zeitung - the newspaper (f)
die Wohnung - the apartment (f)
Note: Feminine nouns have the same article as subjects and direct objects: "die X."

das Buch - the book (n)
das Foto - the photo (n)
Note: Neuter nouns have the same article as subjects and direct objects: "das X."

Verbs

geben - to give
[ich gebe, du gibst, er/sie gibt, wir geben, ihr gebt, sie/Sie geben]

zeigen - to show
[ich zeige, du zeigst, er/sie zeigt, wir zeigen, ihr zeigt, sie/Sie zeigen]

Other Key Vocabulary

Kann ich ... geben?  - Can I ... give? [können]
Geben Sie doch ... - Do give ... [imperative, formal]
warum - why
sie wollen - they want [wollen]
 
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German Language Game: Accusative Pronouns



German Language Game - accusative pronouns

Level: Elementary (A2)
Playing Time: 4 minutes

Play a fun and quick German Language Game to learn and practice German Accusative Pronouns:
• mich (me)
• dich (you, familiar)
• ihn (him)
• sie (her)
• uns (us)
• euch (you-all)
• sie /Sie (them /you, formal)

1. Review the accusative pronouns with the Shootout Game.
2. Recall basic verbs that take the dative (a direct object).
3. Put together simple sentences using accusative pronouns with the Word Invader Game.
4. Choose the translation of sentences with the Deal No Deal Game.

If you understand accusative pronouns as direct objects and want to try out your German vocabulary, just play the game. Otherwise, read on below and then play.

Verbs with a Direct Object

sehen - to see
[ich sehe, du siehst, er/sie sieht, wir sehen, ihr seht, sie/Sie sehen]

kennen - to know, be acquainted with
[ich kenne, du kennst, er/sie kennt, wir kennen, ihr kennt, sie/Sie kennen]

suchen - to look for
[ich suche, du suchst, er/sie sucht, wir suchen, ihr sucht, sie/Sie suchen]

anrufen - to call (a *separable-prefix verb)
[ich rufe an, du rufst an, er/sie ruft an, wir rufen an, ihr ruft an, sie/Sie rufen an]

Separable Prefix Verbs

These are verbs that separate into two parts when used in the present and simple past tenses, as well as in the imperative. 
For instance, the verb "rufen" (to call, shout) can add the separable prefix "an-". 
The verb "anrufen" means "to call", specifically by telephone).
The prefix "an" goes to different positions, depending on the tense or mood of the verb. For example:
 
Present tense, Simple Past, and Imperative - the prefix goes at the end:
• Ich rufe dich sofort an.
(I'm calling you right away.)
• Er rief gestern sehr spät an.
(He called very late yesterday.)
Ruf mich bitte an.
(Please call me.)

Future tense, and Present Conditional - the prefix stays attached:
• Ich werde dich heute Nachmittag anrufen.
(I'll call you this afternoon.)
• Ich würde dich gerne anrufen.
(I would like to call you.)

Perfect Tenses - the prefix stays attached to the past participle:
• Ich habe dich gestern angerufen.
(I called you yesterday.)

If you'd like a more detailed explanation of Separable and Inseparable Prefix Verbs, click here.

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German Language Game: Practice Pronouns



Quick German Language Game: German Pronouns

Level: Elemntary (A2)
Playing Time: 4 minutes

A quick interactive "Word Invader" German Language Game  to practice pronouns.
Review the subject, indirect object, and direct object forms:
• ich mir mich (I, to me, me)
• du dir dich (you, to you, you [familiar])
• er ihm ihn (he, to him, him)
• sie, ihr sie (she, to her, her)
• wir uns uns (we, to us, us)
• ihr euch euch (you-all, to you-all, you-all)
• sie ihnen sie (they, to them, them)
• Sie Ihnen sie (you, to you, you [formal])

Note that "uns" means both "us" and "to us" and "euch" means both "to you-all" and the direct object "you-all".

Vocabulary

In the German Pronoun Word Invader Game, you'll put together 12 simple sentences using subject, indirect object, and direct object pronouns. Other vocabulary items in the game:
• kennen - to know
• zeigen - to show
• geben - to give
• anrufen - to call (by phone)
• suchen - to look for
• sehen - to see
• sagen - to say, tell
• wollen - to want
• die Adresse - the address
• der Schlüssel - the key
• das Foto - the photo
• die Handynummer - the cell phone number
 
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Spanish Language Story Game 5



Spanish Language Story: Part 5 of David's trip to Spain (El viaje de David 5 - En Sevilla).
Level: Low Intermediate (B1).
The Story: 5 1/2 minutes. Shootout Game (10 key verbs): 1 minute.

David arrives by train in Seville. He takes a bus to Louis Morales Street and checks into the Hotel Meliá Lebreros, where he had made a reservation. In the few days that he's there, David visits the Giralda (the exquisite Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Seville), and the Torre del Oro (a watchtower on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river). With his new friends, he also spends an evening in the Barrio de Triana, a lively neighborhood with small streets and a history of attracting artisans and flamenco.

Hear and read Part 5 of David's trip in Spanish. It contains 140 basic words and phrases.
Try to listen without translating the words, as you play through the story.
To hear a sentence again, click on it (before continuing to the next screen).
 "Shadow" each sentence by saying it along with (or just after) the native speaker.
That's an effective way to practice the sounds and rhythm of conversational Spanish.
Note: in context, words for "he, she, we" etc are often omitted in Spanish unless they are needed for clarity.

Shootout Game: 10 Key Verbs

• tomar - to take
• ayudar - to help
• costar - to cost
• tener - to have
• necesitar - to need
• conectar - to connect
• subir - to go up
• intentar - to try, attempt
• cenar - to have dinner
• ver - to see

You can roll over the translation on a desk- or laptop, but not on a phone or tablet.
Register or log in and go to Spanish 1, David en España, if you want to play the full 6-part story for free. You'll learn and practice 750 basic words and phases in the context of the story.

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