Week 2 of German Notes
Week 2 of German Notes German 1100
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Deutsch 1100 Week 2 of Notes Nouns and Gender Nouns in the German alphabet are always capitalized German nouns all have an assigned gender with them 0 Masculine der 0 Feminine die 0 Neuter das The gender of a noun typically matches the biological gender 0 For example der Mann the man die Frau the woman etc The definite article for plural nouns is always die regardless of gender 0 der Freund die Freunde Personal Pronouns 0 Personal pronoun a word standing in place for a person or noun he she it they This table will help you differentiate between the singular and plural pronouns as well as whether they are in 1 2 quot or 3rd person 1st Person ich I wir we 2nCI Person du you informal ihr y all informal Sie you formal Sie you all formal 3rel Person er he it sie they sie she it es it o The pronoun ich isn t capitalized unless it starts a sentence 0 Use the formal versions for acquaintances strangers or anyone for whom you would use Herr or Frau o The third person pronouns er sie and es reflect the grammatical gender of the noun or person they refer to Verbs o In German the basic form of the verb consists of the stem plus the ending en or n o Kommen gt komm en 0 Wandern gt wander n This table shows the presenttense verbs of the three common verbs but is reference for any standard verb endings ich komme finde heiBe du kommst findest heiBt er sie kommt findet heiBt es wir kommen finden heiisen ihr kommt findet heiBt sieSie kommen finden heiisen 0 German has only one form of present tense while English has three Hans dances really well 0 Hans tanzt wirklich gut Hans is dancing really well Hans does dance really well Word Order 0 In German the verb has a fixed position as the second element in a sentence whereas the subject can be before or after the verb 0 Ich studiere Informatik in Deutschland o Informatik in Deutschland studiere Ich