German Rules

  
Boogers

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Purred: Mon Mar 3, '08 9:45pm PST 
Ok, having recently found Kingsley's post about verbs, I thought I'd post here and for those who are fluent (or at least good) at german, can maybe post more to this thread way to go

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ich habe
du hast (formal, Sie haben)
er, sie, es hat
wir haben
ihr habt
sie haben

So you would say:
Ich habe fünf Katzen und ein Hund.

Endings after prepositions are more difficult.

Prepositions:
durch, für, gegen, ohne, um = dative (I THINK?)
aus, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu = accusative

One more handy verb, SEIN (to be):
ich bin
du bist (formal, Sie sind)
er, sie, es ist
wir sind
ihr seid
sie sind

You can always remember how to spell ie and ei combos in German, because the second letter is pronounced long. So you would say:

Ich liebe meine Katzen!

Charlie

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Purred: Fri Mar 21, '08 4:43pm PST 
As for prepositions...

There are wechseln (sp?) prepositions that can go either accusative or dative. But there's a trick to remembering the dative...

It's a song: Frère Jacques

Aus, bei, mit, nach.
Aus, bei, mit, nach.

Seit, von, zu.
Seit, von, zu.

Alle mit dem dativ.
Alle mit dem dativ.

Dem, den, der.

Hondo

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Purred: Wed Mar 26, '08 2:49am PST 
Ok, can someone meow to us how to determine when to use:

Der, Die, Das? Like are their rules?


Creature- (1994 - 2009)

If mama's- sitting, I'm- aboard.
 
 
Purred: Fri Mar 28, '08 2:39pm PST 
I just found this website... doesn't look like easy 'rules', but it's good info!

http://montgomery.cas.muohio.edu/meyersde/kitchensink/germa n-gender/index.html

There are lots of websites out there... this one makes something else very clear. Different genders can change the meaning of the word.
http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/german/grammar/gr-gend2.htm

Edited by author Fri Mar 28, '08 2:47pm PST


Hondo

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Purred: Sun Mar 30, '08 2:51am PST 
Thanks Creature!!! way to go

Creature- (1994 - 2009)

If mama's- sitting, I'm- aboard.
 
 
Purred: Tue Apr 1, '08 6:59pm PST 
Bitte sehr

RueRue

Meezers are- Pleezers
 
 
Purred: Wed Apr 2, '08 3:06pm PST 
Hondo, you need to learn the Der Das and Die with their words.

Then if it is plural you can change it, or if it is plural and fem you change it or...MOL!!!!!!laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud

Versenden?

Liebe,

Rue Rue

Edited by author Wed Apr 2, '08 3:06pm PST


Hondo

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Purred: Sat Apr 5, '08 1:13am PST 
Ja shrug big laugh