How do I say "I was going to" in German?
In example, "I was going to fall, but I grabbed on quickly." How do I say it in German?
Sometimes you can translate the English to another expression. "I was going to fall" = "I was about to fall" = "I would have fallen" It turns out that the last one might be closer. ( "Ich würde fallen" is not right, but see the other comments here. I am surprised that you would use plusquamperfekt but it does make sense that it is in Konjunktiv II mood. It makes sense now that I think of it.) So per actual German speakers, you say “I had almost fallen....”