If you want to learn German by yourself or if you’re looking for something to read along the way… this might be it. Here you can find lectures about all that is important about the German language as a system. We will not do the usual “How to introduce oneself” or “How.to.order.things.in .A.rest.au.rant” here but we will eventually cover all the grammar. So… reading this won’t make you talk but I am sure it will help you understand how German works.
I decided to not structure the stuff in a linear way so the sections are pretty much independent of one another. That means more freedom for you… yeahhh.
Ok…. if you are a complete beginner you should start with the basics…I mean… it makes little sense to read about time as long as you don’t know the past tense. But as soon as you’re done with the the essentials you can read whatever section whenever you feel like finding out more about the question… because it is then that you have a good chance of retaining it :).
So… go ahead, read what you’re interested in and leave the rest for another time. I hope you enjoy it.
And then the ones I haven’t categorized yet:
- Reflections on reflexive - This post takes a look at what “reflexive” actually means. Then we’ll take a look at English and compare that to how it works on German and do away with some myths they teach in language class sometimes. After reading this, you see German reflexive verbs in a different light… they aren’t that hard actually.
Oh… right… what’s up with the colors? They should give you an orientation what the article is like…
: Rated G. This is basic stuff that you can use and apply
even as a complete beginner without knowledge about cases or
: This is the core of German grammar and structure.
Having read the green stuff you know enough to speak proper
German (of course you need to practice)
: These articles are more theoretical look at German…
no… not the boring theoretical, the insightful one… so those are
not about “How do I do this and that” but more about the
“Whhhhyyyyyy???” … they give you useful background and
organize things a little.
: Rated Nerd. This is advanced stuff. You can speak
German fluently without any of this but you will need it for
writing and if you want to pass language tests higher than the B2.