Helpful German word order posts

If you're having trouble understanding German word order I suggest you take a couple of minutes to read these two posts which I think will give you a much better understanding of how German works.

Post # 1

Post # 2

I found part 2 to be a lot more interesting than part 1, but you should read both. There's also a part 3 cooming, but that shouldn't be out until next week.

January 17, 2015


Yes, that is easily the best German language blog I have seen for English speakers.

For example, in this case, the explanation of "forces", if at all, on German word order is something you will never find in any detail in a grammar book for English speakers.

January 17, 2015

Uffff.... left me utterly and profoundly demoralised. Pheeew [read: super long sigh - editor's note] I just need a totally twisted, screwed up brain and it will all fall into the exact right places ... right? Hmm...don't think so! I always said German was no language (=keine Sprache) but rather just a higher level mathematical equation (=mathematische Gleichung). Ende gut, alles gut.

P.S. Thanks for the links - I did enjoy reading them.

January 18, 2015

I read only part1. Normally I read English only on duo. So the new description that has unique emphasis was a little difficult to me. (´・ω・`) But this is very helpful. Recently example sentences are sometimes a bit of longer and I relied on English sentences and my intuition. Thanks to this blog, I can find normal tendencies of word order and take attention to look at the words one by one. By the way I like a scene which the boxes are chatting. Somehow I feel it adorable. I remembered “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

January 30, 2015

Glad you liked it!

January 30, 2015

Nice blog indeed :)

January 18, 2015

Thanks for the advice. Blog with really helpful posts!

January 20, 2015
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