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After mastering Accusative and Dative verbs you will learn how to use relative pronouns (wich/how). Here you will get to know how to build sentences like: "The person who called me yesterday was my teacher." This is one of the major steps in becoming fluent in German. You will also lern how to master relative sentences in Genitive: "Die Frau, deren Schwester gestern im Büro war, hat sich gestern über dich beschwert."
These little words belong to one of the more tricky grammatical forms in the German language. As there is no real equivalent in English there are often not translated. But they become key every time you use a verb with a preposition and link it with a dependent clause. You will learn how to build sentences like: I am interested in learning German. Or in German: "Ich interessiere mich dafür, Deutsch zu lernen."
Adjective endings are case sensitive but also change dependent on the gender of the noun and are dependent on definite and indefinite articles.
Prepositions are key! They are more important than verb endings or articles. Here you will get to know how to use prepositions inline with the right case. You will learn how to express the difference between "to be inside" and "go into" or put something "on a table" or to "sit on a sofa". And you will get rid off the most common mistakes beginners are facing regarding "Wechselpräpositionen" (interchangeable prepositions).
Here you will get in touch with the core logic of German grammar and the use of articles, personal pronouns and possessive pronouns. You will understand why the Nominative, Accusative and Dative case do matter, and what the logic and magic is behind all of this.
This is a special form of the Conditional. You will learn how to recognize indirect speech in articles and learn to use it in writing. This is not so important if you want to speak German on a every day level but it becomes important if you read or write articles.
These Verbs are one of the most common verbs (müssen, sollen, dürfen, können, etc.). Here you will get to know to uses Modal verbs in line with different tenses like future tense and Perfect.
Here you will get to know how to build the Conditional (Konjunktiv II) out of Modal verbs. To express imaginary or fictional actions and situations in German you have to be able to use verbs as: "könnten, sollten, müssten" but also verbs as: "hätten, wären and würden". After this course section you will also be able to express formal questions and learn how to use Modal verbs in every day situations.
Passive is used in German quite frequently. You will learn how to say sentences like: The car was repaired. But as Passive Voice is used in past tense mostly, you will learn how say sentences is this:
"My car was repaired."
"My care has been repaired."
A little more tricky is passive if you combine it with modal verbs or with conditional:
"The car has to be repaired."
"The cars could have been repaired."
"If the car would have been repaired I could have gone to Berlin."
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