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How I, she, you, it and he in German are used
Personal Pronouns: Part 1
Personal Pronouns: I you he she it in German
Today I want to cover some German personal pronouns (ich, du, er, sie, es) and the corresponding endings of the verbs.
You’ll also learn how to ask 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.
I you he she it in German Exercise A
How to learn with part A of the exercise
- Have a look at the picture.
- Read and then listen a few times.
- Repeat right after the speaker.
- Make sure, you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
- After a few repetitions go on to part B.
ich, du, er, sie und es
I play / I’m playing
You play / You are playing
He plays / He is playing
She plays / She is playing
It plays / It is playing
I you he she it in German Exercise B
Part B of the exercise
Question and Answer Part:
- Read and listen a few times to the questions/answers.
- Answer in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
- After a few times don’t look at the answers anymore.
- Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of my voice.
- Repeat this lesson until you can answer the questions.
Tip: If you want to formulate a question, you change the word order and you raise your voice at the end of the question!
Question and Answer Part
Imagine, the narrator asks and answers the questions himself.
Ja, ich spiele.
Ja, du spielst.
Ja, er spielt.
Ja, sie spielt.
Und spielt es auch (too)?
Ja, es spielt auch.
Don't stop now - repeat this part again!
Repeat this lesson until you can easily answer the questions.
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