German/Lesson 10

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Lesson 10 is a review (Wiederholung) lesson to summarize the German language lessons presented in Lessons 6 through 9. You should, as well, return to Lektion 6 and review (that is, completely reread) each of the four lessons back up to this point. For a more advanced course, you should now incorporate each of the advanced lessons into this "review" process. That is: review Lesson 6, then do Lesson 6A, review Lesson 7, then do Lesson 7A, etc. If the advanced lessons have already been completed, then now review lessons in the order 6 -> 6A -> 7 -> 7A -> 8, etc.

Verb ConjugationEdit

You have learned that there is a relationship between the subject of a verb and the form that verb takes in German. Some verbs follow a predictable regular pattern, while others are less predictable (irregular verbs).

        verb:       können (can)    gehen (go)     sein (to be)
pronoun              verb I (irreg.) verb II        verb III (irregular)
Basicform            können          gehen          sein
ich                  kann            gehe           bin
du                   kannst          gehst          bist
er/sie/es            kann            geht           ist
wir                  können          gehen          sind
ihr                  könnt           geht           seid
sie                  können          gehen          sind
Sie (formal)         können          gehen          sind

As you can see, any verb uses the same declination for wir, sie and Sie. Also, er/sie/es uses the same declination for all three genders.

Last modified on 1 February 2010, at 01:52