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Top 100 German verbs - The German Professor

Top 100 German verbs - The German Professor
This verb list comes from Randall Jones & Erwin Tschirner’s A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners, which lists the 4034 (!) most commonly used words in German. We’ll be doing lots of fun things with this list with posts in the coming weeks. See also: Lessons from the Top German verbs list & Top 500 German words Related:  DEUTSCHArbeitskiste

German expressions around the Kartoffel - Deutsch HappenDeutsch Happen In two previous articles on Deutsch Happen I explained how, after some initial hesitance and lack of understanding, the potato made a triumphal arrival in Germany and is today one of the staple foods of Germans and integral part of their cuisine. Therefore, it is somewhat logical that there are also expressions and sayings in the German language that include the word Kartoffel. For example, someone with a big, round nose is sometimes called Kartoffelnase (f), or sometimes the nose is referred to as Knolle (f) or Knollennase (f), similar to conk in British English. All three are, of course, colloquial and not very nice expressions. So, don’t use these words if you want to compliment somebody! Another popular expression is Rein in die Kartoffeln. sometimes you’ll also find the second part undeclined: Rein in die Kartoffeln. The sentence has its origin in the military. So, when we use this expression today we mean that someone simply cannot decide what to do.

List of German verbs This is a short list of German verbs useful for the beginner. They are listed in alphabetical order by infinitive. The past tense and past participle are listed after the infinitive, with the English equivalent in parenthesis. a-c[edit] abweisen, wies ab, abgewiesen (to reject)aus gleichen, glich aus, ausgeglichen (to balance)backen (bäckt), backte, gebacken (to bake)befehlen (), befahl, befohlen (to order, command)beginnen, begann, begonnen (to begin)beißen, biss, gebissen (to bite)betrügen, betrog, betrogen (to cheat)beweisen, bewies, bewiesen (to prove)bewerben (bewirbt), bewarb, beworben (to apply)biegen, bog, gebogen (to bend)bieten, bot, geboten (to offer)binden, band, gebunden (to tie)bitten, bat, gebeten (to ask)blasen (bläst), blies, geblasen (to blow)bleiben, blieb, ist geblieben (to stay, remain)braten (brät), briet, gebraten (to fry)brechen (bricht), brach, gebrochen (to break)brennen, brannte, gebrannt (to burn)bringen, brachte, gebracht (to bring) d-f[edit] g-k[edit] s[edit]

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Mit Kindern lernen Top 500 German words - The German Professor This word list comes from Randall Jones & Erwin Tschirner’s A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners, which lists the 4034 (!) most commonly used words in German. German Words and Phrases 1. Basic Phrases Ich is not actually pronounced ikh, unless you are speaking a northern dialect of German. If you are speaking a southern dialect, then it is more like ish. There is no equivalent sound in English. 2. Highlighted vowels do not exist in English. Notice that words spelled with ö and ü can be pronounced with a long or short vowel, so determining the pronunciation based on the spelling is not possible. German Consonants There are a few German consonants that do not exist in English, and some consonant combinations that are not common in English. In addition, the sounds [b], [d], and [g] lose their voicing at the end of a syllable, so they are pronounced as their voiceless counterparts [p], [t], and [k], respectively. Stress Stress generally falls on the first syllable of the word, except in words borrowed from other languages, where the stress falls on the last syllable (especially with French words.) 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. All nouns in German are capitalized in writing. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Lessons from the Top German Verbs list - The German Professor Today I put up a page on the 100 most commonly used German verbs. We’ll do lots of fun and useful things with this list — and the 500 most common German words list — in the coming days and weeks. Since every sentence has a predicate — i.e., verb parts — and since the predicate largely determines the structure of each sentence and what other elements the sentence contains, any insights into the function and usage of verbs can contribute much to the understanding of the language. Let’s take a closer look at the verb list and see how it can serve as a useful guide in learning German. The top 3 German verbs are not only words with common meanings in their own right but they also serve as auxiliary verbs in German. (1) sein (to be) and (2) haben (to have) are both used as auxiliary verbs in forming the perfect tenses, and (3) werden (to become) is used as an auxiliary in forming the future tenses and the passive voice. Next, let’s look at verb patterns.