How do you remember German verb endings!?!
So I take German as a class and am just beginning, I seem to have a lot of trouble learning ways to remember verb endings: -e -st -t -en; and I really need help! I have a test coming up and that will be on the test! Any helpful ways to remember?
They are verb conjugations, and I just kind of commit them to memory (just practice, practice, practice). Here they are:
Ich brauche—I need
Du brauchst—You need
Wir/sie/Sie brauchen—We/they/you (formal) need
Er/sie/es/ihr braucht—He/she/it/you (plural) needs
My students just said all the time "est ten ten". and i asked them what this means. They said it is for the verbs ending. -e,-st,-t,-en, -t, -en... And on the date of exam all of them wrote this sentence on the paper where the verbs are asked
Thank you so much! I have my first quiz tomorrow and have been stressing over this so much! Danke!
A device that I heard during high school : E st., 1010 (e street, tenten). Reads kind of like an address, gives you the standard endings in order. ich -e, du -st, er/sie/es -t, wir -en, ihr -t, sie/Sie -en
That's a pretty good way to remember it! I've never thought of it while learning. Thanks!:)
I was taught this rhyme.
Ich e, du st, er/sie/es t t t, wir/ihr/sie enten quak quak quak quak. The last part enten quak quak quak quak, refers to the fact that wir generally means that it ends with en, ihr ends with t and sie ends with en. Hope that was helpful.