HABEN & SEIN in different tenses - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
The two German verbs HABEN and SEIN are very important. Here they are conjugated in the present, perfect, imperfect, pluperfect tenses as well as in future I & II.
Help, I don't know when to use zu Hause or nach Hause! - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Do you find it difficult to work out when to say 'nach Hause' or 'Zu Hause'? And which spelling is correct: zuhause, zu hause or Zuhause? Find out in this blog post.
How to conjugate German verbs in the perfect tense - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Let's get started with the past tense in German: The difference between the perfect and imperfect tense & how to conjugate regular verbs perfect tense.
Flipword - another way to practise your German - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Looking for more ways to improve your German? Try Flipword! It uses a chrome widget which then helps you learn German while browsing. I show you how it works.
Help, I don't know when to use im, am or um! - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Im, am, um - three little German words that can cause so much trouble. Hopefully, this infographic will help you work out when to use im, am or um!
Dasselbe? Das Gleiche? It's all the same to me! - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Dasselbe? Das Gleiche? It’s all the same to me! Or is it? Sometimes you want to say that things are ‘the same’ and you look it up in the dictionary and find these translations: derselbe, dieselbe, dasselbe and more and also der Gleiche, die Gleiche, das Gleiche and more. Looks bad enough to tear your hair out? Actually, it looks worse than it is. Let’s look at the two main [...]
How to use a German text to improve your comprehension - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
As a regular blog reader you know that I often post about different ways to practise your German, so today I’d like to tell you about another way to improve your German grammar. Let’s assume you have just covered the dative case in your lessons, you’ve done all the exercises but would like some reinforcement on the matter. What can you do? You may have some other textbooks [...]
10+ German translations for the English word "to" - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Do you know how to translate the English word "to" into German? In this blog post you'll find 10 (& more) different translations. Enjoy!
Grammar lesson - the German informal plural you - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
In the last few weeks various students from different groups mentioned to me that they were struggling with the informal plural you, or as I like to call it ‘you lot’ (you wouldn’t say that to business clients when you need the formal you). Some of my students seem to forget how to conjugate verbs with ‘ihr’ even if they can do all the other forms. Other [...]
Practise your German grammar with a free smartphone app - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
A while ago I heard about this free Android app from DeutschAkademie. I’ve been trying it out for some time now and I’m impressed! It’s a perfect chance to practise your grammar. Whatever grammar you have learnt in your German lesson, there is bound to be an exercise for you to practice. EDIT 2016, there is also now an iPhone app! Once you’ve installed [...]
Help, how do these German dual prepositions work? - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
Yesterday I gave you some hints on how to memorise all those pesky prepositions. Today I just want to share some videos with you which I found on Youtube and which are very helpful in explaining those two-way prepositions. If you listened to the last video yesterday, you should know those prepositions – vor, hinter, über, unter, an, neben, zwischen, [...]
How to memorise those pesky prepositions - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
When it comes to German grammar learning, I always get asked one big question: “How can I learn those prepositions?” The answer is always the same:”You just have to learn them.” The problem with prepositions is that they are not easy translatable. For example, in English we say ‘I’m on the bus’ which literally translated says ‘I’m on top of the bus’ in German. The Germans say ‘ich [...]
German Grammar - sie, sie or Sie? - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation
How do you know whether 'sie' means she or they or You? Do you know the difference?
The GERMAN PASSIVE VOICE in the present tense - YOUR TURN
The German passive voice in the present tense - your turn! This is a sample lesson from my German online course about the German passive voice, available on ...