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For easier navigation and load times, I've divided these pages into eight categories. Grammar: covers all levels of basic German (first through fourth semester) as well as a few more advanced topics. Here you'll find worksheets -- most with answer keys available -- as well as web-based quizzes and self-tests on particular grammar topics. Vocabulary: has vocabulary worksheets on various thematic topics (e.g. clothing, food, environment, politics) for all levels of basic German. Also includes some web-based vocabulary quizzes and self-tests, as well as suggested vocabulary lists from various textbook chapters. Writing: a selection of writing assignments and project ideas for all levels of basic German, from very beginning to advanced composition. Culture: covers various cultural topics such as German history, German popular music, and geographical and political topics. Videos: supplementary in-class materials for German instructional video series.

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Kein or Nicht? What’s the difference? « JabbaLab Language Blog Kein and Nicht? One of the first confusions you will encounter when learning the German language is: What’s the difference between kein and nicht and when should you use them? The problem arises because in English we just have one word that covers both: not. This means you now have to think about the context of the sentence as you say it and think about which German word you need to use. Over time you will instinctively know and you’ll be able to choose the correct word seamlessly. When to use “nicht”? Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More Advertisement Get FREE Audio Books from Audible.com and Audiobooks.com How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go. Amharic

Internet Handbook of German Grammar Welcome to the Internet Handbook of German Grammar This site is intended to provide students, readers, and translators of German with a concise and comprehensive reference grammar, one available on the web. Because we are currently writing the grammar, and work progresses chapter by chapter, the table of contents is yet incomplete. The Table of Contents references, near the end, some chapters of a short, though defective, conversational grammar, in which we color the necessary corrections.

Possessive Pronouns Introduction Dependent and independent possessive pronouns Dependent and independent possessive pronouns indicate possession/belonging. They must be declined, and their endings agree with the noun in question (see Declension). Dependent Possessive Pronouns ESL Kids Lessons, English Video Tutorial Lessons for children Animated English Lessons, Fun Games for Kids, Worksheets & Songs We have English lessons as video tutorials for kids from kindergarten to primary school levels. Most of these lessons are vocabulary-based, using videos. Handout: Negation with Nicht and Kein Use kein (and its inflected forms keine/keinen): Use nicht: Where does nicht go? Improve Listening Skills - English listening skils Updated October 21, 2015. Does this situation seem familiar to you? Your English is progressing well, the grammar is now familiar, the reading comprehension is no problem, you are communicating quite fluently, but: Listening is STILL a problem!

Negation Introduction We form negative sentences in German with the words nicht and kein. Using «nicht» We use nicht for the negation: of verbs(nicht comes at the end of the sentence with simple tenses, but with compound tenses it comes before the full verb at the end of the sentence)Example:Er schläft nicht.He’s not sleeping.Er hat gestern Nacht nicht geschlafen.He didn’t sleep last night.of nouns with definite articles or possessive pronouns(nicht comes before the definite article)Example:Er hat nicht das Essen bezahlt, sondern die Getränke.He paid for the drinks, not the food.Ich habe nicht seine Adresse, sondern ihre.I have her address, not his.of proper names(nicht comes before the proper name)Example:Das ist nicht Udos Auto, sondern Susis.This is not Udo’s car, it’s Susi’s.of pronouns(nicht comes before the pronoun)Example:Ich habe nicht dich gerufen, sondern Petra.I called Petra, not you.of adjectives(nicht comes before the adjective)Example:Das ist nicht fair! That’s not fair!

Learning German Online for Beginners Learn German - online, simple, independently and for free! 10 tables build up an overview of basic German grammar. Basic verb forms and an introduction to German syntax are presented in a simple and understandable way. Active Listening - Communication Skills Training from MindTools Hear What People are Really Saying Learn how to hear the whole message by using active listening techniques. Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others. Lesson 1: Introductions & Greetings The very first thing you should learn in German is how to introduce yourself. For this, you will need to learn a verb, a pronoun, and basic sentence structure. You will also need to learn some basic greetings.

10 tips to improve the way you speak English Home > Get Ahead > Careers 10 tips to improve the way you speak English Anita D'Souza | September 02, 2005 Part I: Want to 'neutralise' your accent? Many deserving candidates lose out on job opportunities because of their vernacular accent. Can I 'neutralise' my accent? zu-and-nach Ever wanted to go to another city or to one of your friends? Ever thought it makes a linguistic difference? While in English it doesn't, German is a little different... again. There are two words in German and they're actually pretty different.

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