German GrammarPod

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German GrammarPod explains the world of German grammar. Its aim is to be accessible to all levels of learner and to give you tips to help you achieve maximum effect for minimum effort.

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http://germangrammarpod.blogspot.com/
Description
German GrammarPod is a podcast about German grammar for people learning the German language.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-27 22:42
last episode published
2015-01-16 08:34
publication frequency
104.13 days
Contributors
Laura author  
Laura owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
28
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.01.2015

The present tense

The present tense is pretty simple in German: there's only one. So where English has to choose betweenSarah is walking to work andSarah walks to work,German has onlySarahgehtzu FußzurArbeit.However, whereas English only has two different forms of each ...
Laura author
30.12.2012

The Accusative Case

The accusative case is used for the direct object (that's the noun or pronoun to which an action is done). It's like theshark inPeter ate the shark whereshark is the noun that gets eaten. It also follows certain preopstions (words like for, through and...
Laura author
28.10.2012

Cases: The Nominative Case

This podcast is about cases, which are a way of showing what role the different words are playing in a sentence. German has four cases:NominativeAccusativeDativeGentitiveThis podcast describes how cases work in general, then goes on to look at the nomi...
Laura author
19.08.2012

Adjectival nouns

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Laura author
24.10.2011

Reported Speech and Konjunktiv I

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Laura author
12.08.2011

The Conditional - Part 2

This episode is about more of the really practical stuff you need to know about the conditional.To listen to the episode directly on your computer, clickhere.
Laura author
17.07.2011

Commands

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Laura author
8.05.2011

Reciprocal Verbs and Einander

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Laura author
5.04.2011

Word Order - Multi-Clause Sentences

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Laura author
5.04.2011

The Conditional and Umlauts

The conditional basically means sentences with a would. For instance, if I were rich, I would buy a house. To download this podcast directly on your computer,click here.
Laura author
5.04.2011

Relative Pronouns

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Laura author
5.04.2011

Relative Pronouns3

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Laura author
5.04.2011

How to Use a Dictionary

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Laura author
5.04.2011

Adjectives and Adjectival Endings

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Laura author
5.04.2011

Reflexive Pronouns

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Laura author
5.04.2011

Reflexive Verbs

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Laura author
4.04.2011

The Gender Podcast

I finally have my first podcast up and running. You wouldn't believe how complicated publishing podcasts is, and I thought the long bit was going to be writing the podcast :) Anyway, I'm all up and running now, so welcome to the first episode. First of...
Laura author
14.02.2011

Relative Pronouns 2

This podcast covers relative pronouns after prepositions and some other special cases.To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, clickhere.
Laura author
1.01.2011

Cases: The Genitive Case

The genitive case is used to indicate possession, likeof or apostrophe-s ('s) does in English. However, apart from in formal, written texts (and in its version of adding's, which is just to add ans to the end of proper nouns), German tends to avoid the...
Laura author
5.04.2010

General Tips& Tricks

This podcast gives you a wide range of tips and tricks for learning a language. It focuses on German, but these tips and tricks could be applied to learning any language.To listen to this podcast on your computer, clickhere.
Laura author
21.07.2009

When to Use the Perfect Tense

This podcast is about when to use the perfect tense. The perfect tense is theichhabe esgetan tense and corresponds in form to theI have done it tense in English. But the rules on when you use the tense are rather different in German. The German one is ...
Laura author
13.07.2008

Word Order - Exceptions to the Standard Main Clause

Word order has a highly complex set of rules in any language. So many, that I'm not convinced anyone has ever managed to write them all down for any given language. For pretty well every rule there is an exception, and there are even exceptions to exce...
Laura author
6.04.2008

Word Order in a Standard Main Clause

German word order in a completely standard, neutral main clause is a follows:* nominative subject,* conjugated verb,* accusative then dative pronoun,* nouns with definite determiners, in the order dative, accusative* most adverbials* nicht – or other n...
Laura author
27.01.2008

The Pluperfect

The pluperfect is theich hatte es getan orI had done tense. You make the pluperfect in German by taking the perfect tense (theich habe es getan tense) and changing the auxiliary verb (thehabe or thebin etc.) into the simple past version of itself (hatt...
Laura author
31.12.2007

The Simple Past

The simple past - also known as thepreterite or the imperfect tense - is equivalent in form to the EnglishI did form (ich tat es). The way that regular verbs form their simple past is by a or being inserted into the present tense ending. For instanceic...
Laura author
22.10.2007

Past Tenses: How to Use The Perfect

The perfect tense is one of three German past tense forms. It's also the one that's most commonly used in spoken German, so very useful to learn. The perfect tense is a compound tense. This means it uses two verbs: an auxiliary (or helper) verb and a m...
Laura author
30.09.2007

The future tense& the verb werden

Hallo all,It's been longer than I intended yet again, but I've finally managed to finish another episode of German GrammarPod. This episode is about the future tense and also about the verbwerdenin general.The future tense is pretty simple in German. M...
Laura author
6.05.2007

The Dative Case

The dative case is used for the indirect object (that's the noun or pronoun which is impacted indirectly by the action, as opposed to the one to which the action is done directly). The classic example ishe gives me the book (er gibt mir das Buch),where...
Laura author