German Language Game: Müssen - Present Tense



Quick German Language Game:  müssen (to have to, must)
Level: Beginner (A1)
Playing Time: 4 minutes

A fun interactive language Word Shoot game to learn and practice the present tense forms of "müssen" (must, to have to).

Then, with Word Invaders, put together simple sentences using the vocabulary below.

Remember to say the German out loud!

Müssen - Present Tense

Note: the change in the stem vowel: singular "u", plural & formal "ü".

• ich muss - I have to, must
• du musst - you have to, must (familiar)
• er/sie/es muss - he/she/it has to, must
• wir müssen - we have to, must
• ihr müsst - you-all have to, must
• sie/Sie müssen - they/you (formal) have to, must

** Formal you - "Sie" - is singular and plural, and always capitalized.

Vocabulary

• warten - to wait
• finden - to find
• anrufen - to call
• umsteigen - to change (trains, etc.)
• jetzt - now
• bald - soon
• morgen - tomorrow
• das Büro - the office
• das Buch - the book

German Word Order

Note the German word order in sentences with a modal verb (for example, with "müssen").
• Du musst mich morgen anrufen.
• You have to call me tomorrow.

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German Language Game: Kaufen, Zahlen



Quick German Language Game:  kaufen, zahlen (to buy, to pay)
Level: Beginner (A1)
Playing Time: 3 1/2 minutes


Play a quick German language game to learn the verbs "kaufen" and "zahlen" and to combine them with basic vocabulary into short sentences.

In the sentences, note the German word order.  It's a little different from the English.

When you play the game, say the German out loud. It's the best way to improve your pronunciation.

Vocabulary

• kaufen - to buy
• zahlen - to pay
• ich möchte - I would like
• ich muss - I have to
• jetzt - now
• später - later
• bald - soon
• etwas - something

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German Language Game: Sprechen - Present Tense



Quick German Language Game:  sprechen (to speak).
Level: Beginner (A1)
Playing Time: 4 minutes

The verb "sprechen" is a useful verb to know when traveling in a German-speaking country.
At least you'll want to be able to ask if someone speaks English, and say that you don't speak (fluent) German.

Sprechen - Present Tense

Note changes in the stem vowel from "e" to "i" in 2nd and 3rd person singular.

• ich spreche - I speak
• du sprichst - you speak (familiar)
• er/sie/es spricht - he/she/it speaks
• wir sprechen - we speak
• ihr sprecht - you-all speak
• sie sprechen - they speak
• Sie sprechen - you speak (formal)

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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: ein eine einen



German Quick Language Game: "ein eine einen" - When do you use which?  
With this short interactive game, you'll learn and practice easy sentences using the indefinite article "a" (ein, eine, or einen) with a direct-object noun.
Remember to always say the German out loud. It'll help you remember and sharpen your pronunciation. 

Words and Sentences in German Language Game

  • das Handy  - the cell phone
  • die Zeitung - the newspaper
  • der Schlüssel - they key
  • der Bruder - the brother
  • Hast du ein Handy? - Do you have a cell phone?
  • Nein, ich habe kein Handy. - No, I don't have a cell phone.
  • Haben sie einen Schlüssel? - Do they have a key?
  • Nein, sie haben keinen Schlüssel. - No, they don't have a key.
  • Du hast keinen Bruder? - You don't have a brother. (familiar)
  • Doch, ich habe einen Bruder. - Yes I do, I have a brother.
  • Haben Sie eine Zeitung? - Do you have a newspaper? (formal)
  • Ja, ich habe eine.  - Yes, I have one. (i.e. newspaper)

If you want to review and practice the present tense of "haben" (to have), there's a game for that.

  • haben - to have
  • ich habe - I have
  • du hast - you have (familiar)
  • er/sie/es hat - he/she/it has
  • wir haben - we have
  • ihr habt - you-all have
  • sie/Sie haben - they/you (formal) have

Note the form of "ein" with masculine nouns (eg. der Schlüssel, der Bruder): Das ist ein Schlüssel. (That's a key.), Ich habe einen Schlüssel. (I have a key.)
You use "kein keine keinen" for the negative of "ein eine keinen". (You don't use "nicht ein" here.)
To answer "Yes I do" in response to a negative question ("You don't ...?"), you use "doch" in German.
Don't memorize any of this.
Just pay attention when listening to German or reading.
These are typical language patterns that will become automatic with time.
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