https://www.duolingo.com/samn79

Conjugating in German

For me, conjugating in German is really hard. I don't get how it works! Could someone help me learn to conjugate in German?

June 27, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

Ich - e

Du - st

Er/Sie/Es - t

Wir - en

Ihr - t

Sie - en

Obviously there are some exceptions but those are the main ones.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/samn79

Thanks!

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paralars1

For conjugating regular verbs, you remove the en ending of the infinitive form and append the correct ending depending on person and tense. For irregular verbs, you'll have to learn the different forms. This might not be what you meant, you should be a bit more specific with your problem.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Since this post is about German, could you move it to the German forum? More of the people who are interested in German will see it there, and it will help keep this forum easy to navigate for those who aren't currently studying German.

Don't delete it and create a new one, just click edit, and change the topic from Duolingo to German. Here's a guide on how to move a post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16609773.

Thanks :)

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor901522

same tbh help idk when to use Der,Die or Das : ))

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sodette123

A lot of times, learning when to use der, die, or das typically has to be memorized with each noun you learn. However, there are a few patterns that I have noticed. For instance, ALL plural nouns in the nominative and accusative cases use "die". Also, a lot of English loan words tend to be associated with "das", but sometimes that is not always true. Finally, definite articles tend to change depending on what case you're in. For instance, a plural noun ("die") changes to "der" in the dative case and so on. These rules unfortunately have to be memorized as well. Hope this helps! :)

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

You may be right, and what you explained may help answer samn79's question. But properly only verbs are conjugated--nouns are declined and grouped in declensions--and he may be asking only about verbs. To refer to both conjugation and declension with one term, inflection (used to be spelled inflexion) would used.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paralars1

sure, but articles don't tend to change with case, they always do. It's a matter of picking the right article based on the combination of gender and case, every time. There are tables like this to look up / learn the correct forms.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tine175312

Discovered this quite a while ago. I can't say anything about the general quality of this site as this is the only article I know, but I was quite amazed and bookmarked it instantly:

http://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/german-masculine-feminine/

June 27, 2017
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