German Language Game: Sprechen - Present Tense



Quick German Language Game:  "sprechen" (to speak).
Level: Beginner (A1)
Time to Play: 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 sprecchen - they speak
• Sie sprechen - you speak (formal)

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German Language Game: Dative Pronouns



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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And don't forget: You can practice German online for FREE with our 36-Scene German 1 Story: "Michael in Deutschland" and our 72-Scene German 2 Mystery Story Sequel: "Blüten in Berlin?".
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German language Game: Wie komme ich?



German Quick Language Game: "Wie komme ich ...?" (How do I get [to a place]?)
You'll learn and practice combining this expression with masculine, feminine, and neuter nouns - by playing a short and fun online language learning game.

Vocabulary in German Language Game

  • der Bahnhof - the train station
  • der Marktplatz - the Market Square
  • das Schloss - the castle
  • das Hotel - the hotel
  • die S-Bahn - the rapid train
  • die Straße - the street
  • Wie komme ich ...? - How do I get (to) ...?
  • zum Bahnhof - to the train station
  • zum Marktplatz - to the Market Square
  • zum Schloss - to the castle
  • zum Hotel - to the hotel
  • zur S-Bahn - to the rapid train
  • zur Sophienstraße - to Sophien Street

Note that "zum" is a contraction of the more emphatic "zu dem".  (Both mean "to the", and go with either masculine or neuter nouns).
The word "zur" is a contraction of the more emphatic "zu der". (Both mean "to the",  and go with feminine nouns).
For example:

  • zum Bahnhof = a contraction of "zu dem Bahnhof" [der Bahnhof]
  • zum Schloss = a contraction of "zu dem Schloss" [das Schloss]
  • zur S-Bahn = a contraction of "zu der S-Bahn" [die S-Bahn]

This may seem complicated because the preposition "zu" takes the "dative case".
But don't even think about that.
Just practice the phrase so that it goes into your ear and brain. You'll then use the correct form automatically.
That's what young kids learning their language do. Believe me, they've never heard about the "dative case".
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German Language Game: Keine Schule




German Language Game
: "Keine Schule" (No school).
Learn and practice 16 basic German words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Our games are for Mid to High Beginners who are ready to go to the next level.
The context: On a Saturday, Michael and his cousin Julia are walking through the old part of Frankfurt where Julia shows him the famous "Römerberg".

This brief episode is also in our German 1 course, a series of mini-stories about Michael's travels in Germany. In the course, you learn and practice 750 basic everyday words.
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As you play, say the words, phrases and sentences OUT LOUD.
It's a good way to improve your conversational German and practice your pronunciation.

Words in German Mini-Story Language Game

  • der nächste Tag - the next day
  • der Samstag - the Saturday
  • sie hat - she has [haben]
  • die Schule - the school
  • keine Schule - no school
  • sie will - she wants [wollen]
  • zeigen - to show
  • sie gehen - they walk, go [gehen]
  • über den Römerberg - across the Römerberg
  • er heißt - his/its (m) name is
  • der Marktplatz - the market square
  • das Gebäude - the building
  • dort drüben - over there
  • das Rathaus - the city hall
  • wirklich - really
  • schön - beautiful

When you learn new words in the context of a simple story, you'll remember them better.
And, writing out words by hand and saying them out loud helps you learn the spelling along with the meaning and the pronunciation.
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(The literal meaning of "Blüten," is blossoms in German. But the German word Blüten has another meaning that may surprise you.)
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