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Basic Lesson No 5

Personal Pronouns – Part 1

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Personal Pronouns

Today I want to cover some personal pronouns (ich, du, er, sie, es) and the corresponding endings of the verbs.

You will also learn how to make a question in German.

Did you know that German verbs (in the basic form) have mostly an „en“ at the end? For example: to eat, to drink, to come, to read… => in German: essen, trinken, kommen, lesen

The endings change according to the personal pronouns. Let’s look at the word spielen and the personal pronouns ich, du, er, sie, es.

How To Learn With Part A

  1. Have a look at the picture.
  2. Read and listen a few times.
  3. Repeat after the speaker.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. After a few repetitions go on to part B (farther below).

Tip: Always try to imagine the situations in your mind, it will help you to remember the words!

Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

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      Lesson 5A
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ich, du, er, sie und es

Ich spiele
I play / I’m playing

Du spielst
You play / You are playing

Er spielt
He plays / He is playing

Sie spielt
She plays / She is playing

Es spielt
It plays / It is playing

Basic Lesson No 5B

Personal Pronouns – Part 1

How To Learn With Part B

Question and Answer Part

This technique is very effective to save new information (the words, pronunciation, structure etc.) in your brain. Don't be afraid of part B. I use the same words as in part A.

  1. Read and listen a few times to the question and answers.
  2. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
  3. After a few times don't look at the answers anymore.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.
  6. Sign up to my e-mail course and learn how to use the storytelling method (TPRS method) in order to learn to speak German fluently.
How to learn with part B

Question and Answer Part

This technique is very effective to save new information (the words, pronunciation, structure etc.) in your brain. Don't be afraid of part B. I use the same words as in part A.

  1. Read and listen a few times to the question and answers.
  2. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
  3. After a few times don't look at the answers anymore.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.
  6. Sign up to my e-mail course and learn how to use the storytelling method (TPRS method) in order to learn to speak German fluently.
Basic German Lesson 1 and 2
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Formulate a question

If you want to formulate a question, you change the word order and you raise your voice a little at the end of the question.

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      Lesson 5B

Question (Frage):
Spiele ich?

Answer (Antwort):
Ja, ich spiele.

Spielst du?
Ja, du spielst.

Spielt er?
Ja, er spielt.

Spielt sie?
Ja, sie spielt.

Und spielt es auch (too)?
Ja, es spielt auch.

How do I learn German fast?

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„Well, obviously you haven’t signed up to my email course yet.“ 😉

Keep it up – you can do it!

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