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: Accusative Pronouns



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 "geben"



Quick German Language Game: "geben" - to give.
Learn and practice the present forms of "geben" with this fun interactive online game.
Present Tense: stem vowel changes: du, er/sie/es = "i"; all others = "e" (including the formal "Sie")
"Geben" + indirect object (give "to whom"): Ich gebe dir ... (I give [to] you ...).
"Geben" + direct object (give "what"): Ich gebe das Geld. (I give the money.)

Present Tense of "geben"

ich gebe - I give
du gibst - you give
er/sie/es gibt - he/she/it gives
wir geben - we give
ihr gebt - you-all give
sie/Sie geben - they/you(form.) give

Idiomatic expressions

es gibt - there is
Was gibt's? - What's up?

Indirect Pronoun Objects - give "to whom":

mir - (to) me
dir - (to) you [familiar]
ihm - (to) him/it
ihr - (to) her
uns - (to) us
euch - (to) you-all
ihnen/Ihnen - (to) them/you (formal)

Direct Objects - give "what":

Ich gebe dir den Kaffee. - I give you the coffee. [der Kaffee, masculine]
Ich gebe dir die Adresse. - I give you the address. [die Adresse, feminine]
Ich gebe dir das Geld. - I give you the money. [das Geld, neuter]

Short Sentences: "Geben" + Ind. and Dir. Object

Wir geben ihr die Adresse. - We give her the address.
They give us the money. - Sie geben uns das Geld.
Ich gebe dir den Kaffee. - I'll give you the coffee.
Kannst du mir das Geld geben. - Can you give me the money?
Sie gibt ihnen den Kaffee. - She gives them the coffee.
Es gibt kein Geld. - There's no money.

You'll find more in our post: How to Use the German Modal Verb "Können"

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German Language Game: Jetzt sollten wir...



Quick German Language Game: "Jetzt sollten wir..." - (Now we should...)
An online game to practice German word order with various types of sentences.
The mini-story: Michael is at his friend Karl's apartment in Heidelberg, where he has just met Karl's girlfriend and her sister Claudia.
Karl returns after his classes, just in time to help put lunch together. 
This language game focuses on simple conversational German word order.
Playing this game won't make you a word order expert, but it will certainly help you understand basic patterns.
Say the sentences several times, out loud if you can.
Even if you know the word-order "rules", using them while you talk takes plenty of practice. 

Sentences with basic word order patterns:

1. Ein wenig später kommt Karl nach Hause. 
[A time phrase "ein wenig später" starts the sentence.]
2. Ich bin froh, dass du uns besuchst.
[A sentence with the conjunction "dass" (that).]
3. Ich freue mich auch, dich wiederzusehen.
[The verb "wiedersehen" becomes "wiederzusehen".] 
4. Jetzt sollten wir ans Mittagessen denken.
[A sentence with a "modal" verb (sollten).]
5. Claudia und ich können den Tisch decken.
[Two subjects "Claudia und ich".]

Words in German Language Game

  • Karl kommt nach Hause - Karl comes home [kommen]
  • ein wenig später - a little later
  • ich bin froh - I'm glad [sein]
  • dass du uns besuchst - that you're visiting us (fam.) [besuchen]
  • ich freue mich auch - I'm also pleased [sich freuen]
  • dich wiederzusehen - to see you again (fam.) [wiedersehen]
  • wir sollten - we should [sollen] 
  • jetzt - now
  • ans Mittagessen denken - to think about lunch
  • ich kann - I can [können]
  • uns - us
  • eine Pizza bestellen - to order a pizza
  • Gute Idee. - Good idea.
  • einen Salat machen - to make a salad
  • Claudia und ich können - Claudia and I can
  • den Tisch decken - to set the table

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German Language Game: Ja gerne



Quick German Language Game: "Ja gerne!" - (Yes, I'd like to!)
A quick online German game to learn and practice 20 words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Michael arrives at his friend Karl's place in Heidelberg. 
Karl's girlfriend Renate opens the door. 
Her sister Claudia is also there, and introductions follow. 
What is the right form of address to use here, "Sie" or "du"? 

If you're visiting a German-speaking country, it's important to understand when to use "Sie" or "du".
Sometimes a mistake is cute, as when an American student addressed my six-year-old son with "Sie". 
Still, kids aside, it's always safe to address someone you don't know with "Sie" (shop keepers, people on the telephone, new people you're introduced to, etc.)
If anyone wants to switch to "du", they'll let you know. And anyway, that's a fun little social ritual.

Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD, right after or along with the speaker. 
That's a great way to sharpen your pronunciation and to internalize idiomatic expressions.
For example, standard expressions such as:
Freut mich, Sie kennenzulernen. [Pleased to meet you. (formal)]
Wenn es dir recht ist. [If it's all right with you. (familiar)]
Wir duzen uns. [We say "du" to each other.]
Wir können uns treffen. [We can meet.]

NOTE that "studieren" means "to study at a university or college".
Studierst du? [Do you go to university? (fam.)]
Gehst du in die Schule? [Do you go to school? = grade, middle or high school].

Words in German Language Game

  • Freut mich... - I'm pleased...
  • ...Sie kennenzulernen - ...to meet you (formal) [kennenlernen]
  • Sei nicht so formell. - Don't be so formal. (familiar) [sein]
  • duzen - to use "du", the familar form of address
  • euch - to each other [referring to "you"]
  • ihr könnt euch duzen - you can say "du" to each other (fam.)
  • wenn - if [conjunction]
  • Wenn es dir recht ist. - If it's all right with you. (fam.) 
  • natürlich - of course
  • wir Studenten - we students
  • uns - to each other [referring to "we"]
  • wir duzen uns alle - we all say "du" to each other
  • studieren - to go to university or college
  • studierst du? - do you go to university? (fam.)
  • hier in Heidelberg - here in Heidelberg
  • ich studiere in München - I go to university in Munich
  • vielleicht - perhaps
  • sich treffen - to meet each other
  • vielleicht können wir uns treffen - perhaps we can meet each other
  • Ja gerne! - Yes, I'd like to!

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