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How to learn German fast part 5

How to learn German fast part 5

Advanced German Grammar and Advanced German Vocabulary

This is one of the easier bits of learning German in my how to learn german course. Suprisingly. Having gone through the difficulties of basic grammar and having studied some words and key phrases, that you will need and you will use in everyday situations and your targeted situations (exams, leisure, business situations), you will now have a degree of satisfaction. Here comes the work for improving your command of the German language.

The next step is to just step up this progress. I recommend two books: Eurolingua Deutsch handbook for grammar (The Learner's Handbook) and the Teach Yourself series. There are many books available and online resources around as well. Get yourself some nice textbooks and step up the learning. This will be fun and enjoyable for you now that you already have a basic understanding of the language.

Do not worry if you don't understand everything about the German language yet. Look on the bright side: what do you know? What can you do currently? Are these words familiar? Advanced grammar usually works on basic grammar.

Look, for instance:
Ich muss essen.
All modal verbs, like "must, shall, can and will" will be followed by the infinitive form of the word.

And then you learn advanced grammar:
All the verbs following werden, IF USED IN THE SENSE OF FUTURE, will take on infinitive forms too.
Ich werde essen.

See? Nothing to it.

For passive forms:
Er wird beobachtet.

What is the rule? Why is it Partizip II? It differs from the future form because this form is the passive form, that's why. It's similar to English. He was observed, see? This means that if you know what the sentence is in English, you have a colossal advantage in learning and mastering German. Ask yourself more advanced questions. If you can puzzle over the advanced rules and get the "click" to come on and the lightbulb comes on brightly, with a light clicking suddenly on in your head, then you have learn German to a suitably high standard. I feel that working it out for yourself can be very illuminating and interesting.

In addition, for passive forms:

also learn and memorise, present tense, past tense, perfect tense, past perfect tense, future tense, and future perfect tense. They all have rules and they all have patterns. Pay attention to them!

For vocabulary, especially for the German language, get a specialised dictionary or a specialised vocabulary book for German. You will find it immensely helpful. Also, you can try the following online dictionaries. This is good: http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/ and I also use this translator: http://freetranslation.imtranslator.com/.

WARNING! Not all online translators are good, and online translators have the problem that they do not know anything about the language -after all they are just robots and computers. Hence take what they say with a pinch of salt sometimes. This translator I recommend is good for the German language as well as many other languages, like French, Spanish and Italian.


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