German Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in German. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in German.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in German conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
German
I speak English
Ich spreche Englisch Audio
you speak French
Sie sprechen Französisch Audio
he speaks German
Er spricht Deutsch. Audio
she speaks Italian
Sie spricht Italienisch Audio
we speak Arabic
Wir sprechen Arabisch Audio
they speak Chinese
Sie sprechen Chinesisch Audio

The past tense in German conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
German
I visited France
Ich bereiste Frankreich Audio
you visited Italy
Sie bereisten Italien Audio
he visited Morocco
Er bereiste Marokko Audio
she visited China
Sie bereiste China Audio
we visited Mexico
Wir bereisten Mexiko Audio
they visited Kenya
Sie bereisten Kenia Audio

The future tense in German conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
German
I will drink milk
Ich werde Milch trinken Audio
you will drink coffee
Sie werden Kaffee trinken. Audio
he will drink tea
Er wird Tee trinken. Audio
she will drink water
Sie wird Wasser trinken. Audio
we will drink apple juice
Wir werden Apfelsaft trinken Audio
they will drink tea
Sie werden Tee trinken Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
Ohr
eye
eye Audio
Auge
mouth
mouth Audio
Mund
nose
nose Audio
Nase
hair
hair Audio
Haar
face
face Audio
Gesicht
head
head Audio
Kopf
heart
heart Audio
Herz
hand
hand Audio
Hand
fingers
fingers Audio
Finger
leg
leg Audio
Bein
feet
feet Audio
Füße

Travel Phrases in German

Imagine yourself in some German speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
German
Can you help me?
Können Sie mir helfen? Audio
Can I help you?
Kann ich Ihnen helfen? Audio
Where is the airport?
Wo ist der Flughafen? Audio
Go straight
Gehen Sie geradeaus. Audio
Then
Dann Audio
Turn left
Links abbiegen Audio
Turn right
Rechts abbiegen Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in German was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

German Vocabulary   German Vocabulary

German Audio   German Audio



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