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German Phrases and Vocabulary

Welcome to the Aderalingua German Vocabulary course. This is a free, online course to help you learn to speak the German language. If you already know some German, it is a great way for you to review and improve your German speaking skills.

This course concentrates on German phrases and vocabulary to help you get speaking the German language quickly. The vocabulary lessons cover topics such as common phrases, people, nature, the house, kitchen items, colors, food and restaurants, numbers, and transportation.

The lessons contain many pictures to help you associate the German words with the objects they represent. Most lessons contain online flashcards to help you learn the German words and phrases. Quizzes are also included with some of the lessons.

Unit 2 contains lessons in German grammar to help you speak the language correctly. These lessons also include common German adjectives, adverbs, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions.

Unit 3 contains short stories in both English and German to help improve your German reading comprehension. Some stories are also read in German to help you improve your listening comprehension and pronunciation. This course also contains links to several documentaries and movies in German to help you understand spoken German.

Let's get started learning German.


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Unit 1 - German Phrases and Vocabulary

This unit includes some very common German words and phrases. Flashcards are included in the lessons to help you learn these useful words and phrases.

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Lesson 1 - Introductions and Greetings

Learn some useful German phrases for greeting people and introducing yourself to others. Online flashcards are included to help you learn these phrases.
Conversation

Lesson 2 - Common German Phrases

Learn some useful German phrases that are used in everyday life. Online flashcards are included to help you learn these phrases.
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Lesson 3 - Colors

Learn the German words for common colors in this lesson.
Numbers

Lesson 4 - Numbers

Learn the German words for cardinal and ordinal numbers in this lesson.
Family

Lesson 5 - People

Learn the German words for people and family.
Family

Lesson 6 - The Body

Learn the German words for the parts of the human body, as well as phrases related to health and feeling.
Neighborhood

Lesson 7 - At home

Learn the German words related to the house, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and yard.
Earth

Lesson 8 - Nature

Learn common German words for natural objects, plants, and animals.
Phrases used for talking about the weather are also included.
Airplane

Lesson 9 - Transportation

Learn common German words related to transportation. Useful phrases for when you're at train stations, bus stations, and airports are also included.
Clock

Lesson 10 - Date and Time

Learn common German words and phrases related to dates and times in this lesson.
Coffee

Lesson 11 - Food and Drinks

Learn German words for food and drinks.
Useful phrases to use in restaurants and caf├ęs are also included.
Clothes

Lesson 12 - Clothes

Learn the German words for clothes and clothing items such as jackets, shirts, pants, and shoes.
Outdoor Activites

Lesson 13 - Outdoor Activities

Learn the German words for outdoor activities and sports.
City

Lesson 14 - In the City

Learn some German words related to towns and cities.
Useful phrases for asking directions and shopping are also included.

Unit 2 - German Grammar

This unit gives an overview of German grammar. The lessons in this section will help you speak German correctly. Common adjectives, adverbs, verbs, conjunctions, and prepositions are also included in these lessons.

Alphabet

Lesson 1 - Alphabet and Pronunciation

This lesson goes over the German alphabet and explains how to pronounce German words.
Pronouns

Lesson 2 - German Pronouns

This lesson provides an overview of German pronouns.
Nouns

Lesson 3 - German Nouns

This lesson introduces German nouns and explains how to use the definite and indefinite articles in the German language.
Adjectives

Lesson 4 - German Adjectives

Learn how to use adjectives in German.
This lesson also includes a list of very common German adjectives.
Verbs

Lesson 5 - Present Tense

Learn how to use German verbs when talking about the present.
You'll also learn some common German verbs.
Verbs

Lesson 6 - Talking about the Past

Learn how to use German verbs when talking about the past.
You'll also learn more common German verbs.
Verbs

Lesson 7 - German Modal Verbs

Learn how to use the very common German modal verbs.
These verbs are used to indicate possibility, obligation, ability, and desire.
Verbs

Lesson 8 - Talking about the Future

Learn how to talk about the future in German.
You'll also learn more common German verbs.
Prepositions

Lesson 9 - German Prepositions

Learn how to use German prepositions in this lesson.
A list of common prepositions is also included.
Adverbs

Lesson 10 - German Adverbs

Learn how to use German adverbs in this lesson.
A list of common adverbs is also included.
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Lesson 11 - Verb Prefixes

Learn about seperable and inseperable verb prefixes in this lesson.
Adjectives

Lesson 12 - Adjective Suffixes

This lesson introduces some very common German adjectives.
You'll also learn some suffixes that are used to create adjectives.
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Lesson 13 - Subjunctive Mood of Verbs

Learn how to use the subjunctive mood of German Verbs
Learn more common German verbs in this lesson.

Unit 3 - German Stories and Documentaries

This unit contains short stories in German. The English version of each story is shown beside the German version to help your understanding of the story. The aim of these stories is to improve your reading comprehension in German and increase your German vocabulary. Don't worry about understanding every word in the story. The more you read the story, the better your comprehension will become. This unit also contains some documentaries in German.

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Hansel und Gretel

Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm in German and English. Improve your comprehension of the German language with this German short story.
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Schneewittchen

Snow White by the Brothers Grimm in German and English. Improve your comprehension of the German language with this German short story.
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Rapunzel

Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm in German and English. Improve your comprehension of the German language with this German short story.
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Documentaries and Movies

This lesson contains links to several German documentaries and movies. Watching these videos is a great way to get familiar with spoken German.

Review and Practice

This section contains tests to help you review and practice what you have learned in this course, as well as to help you test your progress. You can take the tests as many times as you like. The questions will be a bit different each time you try.

Test

German Vocabulary Test

This test covers the German words introduced in this course.
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German Phrases Test

This test covers the German phrases introduced in this course.

Learning Tips

Here are a few tips to help you learn German.

  1. Try and spend at least fifteen minutes a day learning German.
  2. Spend some time every week writing in German: short conversations, descriptive paragraphs, and/or whatever comes to mind.
  3. When you have a few minutes free time, try thinking in German. You can think about your surroundings, things you plan to do, or just try and remember common German phrases.
  4. If you have friends who speak German, or are learning, try to speak with them in German.
  5. Once you have learned some German vocabulary, try watching German movies and tv shows, and reading German stories like the ones included in this course.

More German Learning Resources

This section contains a list of resources to help you learn to speak the German language.

Google Translate provides German to English and English to German translations.

Project Gutenberg has some free German ebooks.

Here are a few online German newspapers.

Listen to online radio and tv to help improve your listening skills.

Online German TV Shows, documentaries and movies at Das Erste, including the German police drama Tatort. Note: This show is only available after 8:00 PM German time.

ZDF has online German TV shows, movies, and documentaries.