324 Questions for the topic German
Nominative or dative?
How does one describe one's self? When does one use nominative and when dative? Which one is correct? >Ich bin glücklich. >Mir ist glücklich. I am confused because... more
German verbs vs English verbs?
Why do all English verbs have to start with "to" and German verbs don't? In English we say "to play" but in German we would just say "spielen". why don't we say "zu spielen"? Why don't we do this... more
What are the past forms of the verb in “Klarheit schaffen”?
In the phrase _Klarheit schaffen_, translated as _clarify_, what are the past forms of the verb _schaffen_? Are these _schuf_, _geschaffen_ or _schaffte_, _geschafft_?
When can one create a "zusammengesetzes Nomen"? When should one use genitive or prepositions instead?
Long words is one of my favorite features in German. Is there a criterion, *"eine grammatische Empfehlung!*, to know when we can put nouns together? I'm not talking about creating significant... more
Precise terms for "Sachebene", "Implikationsebene" and "Textebene"?
To begin with, I just "invented" these three expressions, maybe an example helps: *"Er erledigte seinen Auftrag und entsorgte seine Waffe. Dann stieg er in seinen Wagen. Er fuhr davon."* 1. So... more
How to use mitfeiern?
I came across this phrase >Schade, dass wir nicht mitfeiern können which means >Shame we can’t be there to celebrate with you but I couldn’t find more examples of these word. I... more
Explaining case and usage of "Richtung"?
Just curious. How would you explain to someone the proper use and appropriate case of *Richtung* as a directional indicator, in simple terms? whether showing movement or simple location or... more
Possessive pronoun, how to use them as "Stellvertreter" vs. "Begleiter"?
I am learning about *Possessivpronomen* few days now, but there is one thing confusing me. When I am looking at the table, I see *Begleiter* possessive pronouns and *Stellvertreter* possessiv... more