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Free German Lessons for Intermediate Students

Free German Lessons

On this page, you will find a list of free online lessons.

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German has complex grammar that’s different from English. If you don’t learn it the right way, you could waste a lot of time studying.

Telling the time in German

On this page, I teach how to tell the time in German. I will show you seven different ways to tell different times, including how to use the 24-hour system. Follow the link and listen to the examples.

>>> Telling The Time in German

Mann/man and the meaning of them

Mannomann, it’s tricky – never mix up these 2 German words!

>>> Meaning of man (German pronoun)

Listen to the German verb machen + prefixes

On this page you’ll not only learn how to conjugate the verb ‘machen’, but also the individual meanings of the verb with different prefixes:

>>> German verb MACHEN and its prefixes

Counting in German: from 1 to 999,999

Counting is one of the first things children learn to do when they are growing up. You might think it’d be too hard to count to 999,999 but don’t worry! Once you’ve learned the pattern, it’ll get easy, just like in English.

Follow the link and learn to count in German.

>>> Counting in German to 999,999

German-English cognates: Words and Structures that are similar in German and English

Despite how different they are, German and English also have some similarities. In this lesson, I try to bring a few to your attention. This might help you realize German is way less scary than you might have thought!

Follow the link and listen to the examples.

>>> Words and structures that are similar in German and English

Accusative in German, Part 1: den

One of the most complicated things for German learners to grasp is the cases. Here I want to show you the first of them. I’ll go over every part slowly so you can easily understand how to use it!

Follow the link to learn how to use the accusative.

>>> Accusative Case in Geman with ‘den’

Opposites adjectives in German

One of the easiest ways to learn adjectives is to learn a word and its opposite. I want to show you a few, like strong and weak, or expensive and cheap.

Follow the link to listen to the examples.

>>> Opposites in German

Accusative in German with einen

German is a language of cases. And those tend to be the most confusing part for German learners. Today I want to show you how to use the accusative in a way that’s easy and simple, but it still teaches you the basics.

Follow the link to learn to use the accusative.

>>> Accusative with einen

The difference beween nicht and kein 

On this page, I explain the difference between kein and nicht, where to place them in a sentence, and how the word ending of kein changes in the four different cases.

>>> What is the difference between “nicht” and “kein”?

The Future in German

On this page, I give you some good news: talking about the future is super easy in German! You’ll learn how to do it using the present, and how to use the Futur I. It’s a perfect lesson for beginners.

Follow the link and listen to the examples.

>>> Future in German

Adjectives in German

Adjectives can be a little tricky to learn for German learners. However, in this lesson, I do my best to go over everything. 

It is one thing to use adjectives when they come after the noun, with the word “ist“. The tricky part truly comes when you want to have the adjective before the noun. However, do not fret! I explain everything simply, and use plenty of examples to illustrate!

Follow the link and listen to the examples.

>>> Adjectives in German

German Tenses – Quick Steps

Navigate through the complexities of the German grammar with ease. This article breaks down the different tenses of the German language – Present (Präsens), Past (Präteritum, Perfekt, Plusquamperfekt), and Future (Futur I and Futur II) – using practical examples and clear explanations.

>>> German Tenses: Past, Present, Future!

Funny Vocabulary Lesson

Here we go explicitly into something I have been talking about since the beginning: the TPRS method! You can see how it works with a fun lesson that will teach you real German with easy phrases and audio.

Follow the link and listen to a fun TPRS German lesson.

>>> Funny Vocabulary Lesson

Comparative Adjectives

One of the things we do every day is to compare: we always talk about differences between things. In this lesson I teach you how to use comparative adjectives in German, in an easy, and fun way, with audio examples.

Follow the link and listen to the examples.

>>> Comparative Adjectives

Another TPRS Vocabulary Lesson

In this lesson, we will go back to the TPRS method. I have over 70 lessons that use it, but this one is the perfect place to go back to if you want to understand it better. Then you can start learning German easily!

Follow the link and listen to a fun TPRS German vocabulary lesson.

>>> Another TPRS Vocabulary Lesson

European Countries and their Capital Cities

In this lesson, I go over a few capital European countries and their capital cities. You can listen to these names in example sentences.

Follow the link to learn German countries and their capitals.

>>> European Countries and Capitals in German

German Prefixes: Separable verbs in German

In this lesson, I go over the basics about separable verbs in German. You will learn with examples using the verb stehen with a few different prefixes. You will also learn about the distinction between separable and non-separable verbs in German.

Follow the link and learn more about separable verbs in German.

>>> German Prefixes: Separable Verbs

dann vs denn: What is The Difference?

Here I go over two words: dann and denn. As you can see, these words are very similar, but they should not be confused. I show you the use of each word, and how to distinguish them. I also show each use with example sentences you can listen to.

Follow the link and learn more about the differences between dann and denn.

>>> Difference between dann and denn

When to use gern vs gerne

In this lesson, I explain the use of gern and gerne. When learning German, many people struggle to figure out which version they should use. However, don’t worry: here I explain it easily and give plenty of examples with audio.

Follow the link and listen to the examples.

>>> Difference between gern and gerne

als vs wenn

Here, I explain the difference between als and wenn. These two are often confused in how they are used, but don’t worry: I explain it very easily and give many examples. There are also a few exercises for you to check whether you’ve learned!

Follow the link and learn about the difference between als and wenn.

>>> als vs wenn

German Imperative

In this lesson, I explain the use of the imperative in German. I go over all the forms: plural and singular, and formal and informal. I explain it easily, using several examples to make sure the point is clear. Not only that, but I also included exercises, so you can check out what you’ve learned.

Follow the link and learn how to use the German imperative.

>>> German Imperative

Fun German Words that you don’t know

On this page, I show a few of my favorite unique German words. Some are hilarious; I’ve added some pictures to illustrate and audios for pronunciation. Follow the link and listen to the pronunciation.

>>> Fun and Hilarious German Words

German Idioms and Expressions

Here, I list some fun German idioms you should probably know about. I also included fun pictures to illustrate and audio so you can learn the pronunciation.

Follow the link and listen to some German idioms.

>>> German Idioms and Expressions

German Vocabulary with Pictures and Pronunciation

Here, I list some German words and vocabulary. I’ve also included audio so you can learn the pronunciation of these words.

Follow the link and listen to some German vocabulary.

>>> German Vocabulary with Pictures and Pronunciation

chen in German — Diminutives

Here, I explain how to make diminutives in German using the particle chen. I explain the changes that happen in words when you make a diminutive. I’ve also included how a few short nicknames that are very common.

Follow the link and learn about diminutive in German.

>>> German Diminutives: chen

das vs dass: sentences in German with exercises

Here, I go over two other words that are written similarly. This time it’s das and dass. I explain what each word is used for and give examples of how you can use it. I also included exercises for you to practice.

Follow the link and learn about das and dass.

>>> das vs dass: sentences in German with exercises

How do you say thanks in German

On this page, I show you 21 ways to say thank you, and you’re welcome in German. I also explain what each expression means literally and the right context to use each. You can listen to the phrases, so you can master the pronunciation.

Follow the link and listen to ways of saying thanks in German.

>>> 21 ways to say thank you + you’re welcome

Good morning in German

This is the perfect post for moments where you want to make an impression. Here, I show you 45 ways to say good morning in German. I explain what each of them means and what would be the right (and wrong!) contexts to use them. I also included audio for pronunciation!

Follow the link and learn 45 ways of saying good morning in German.

>>> 45 ways to say good morning in German

How to say hello in German the cool way

Here I show you the best ways to say hello in German like a native. I go over each expression, showing what each of them means and the right (and wrong!) contexts to use them.  I also included audio for pronunciation!

Follow the link and learn 7 ways to say hello in German that sound cool.

>>> Say hello in German the cool way

States of Germany

Here, I show the states of Germany. I also go over some of the most famous landscapes you can find in the capital cities of some of these states, and what you should look out for if you visit.

Follow the link and learn more about Germany’s states and what you can see on each of them.

>>> States of Germany

Average Salary in Germany

I know from my experience with students that many German learners are hoping to come live in Germany. Here, I go over the average salary for many jobs. Whether a specific person earns this or not will depend on different factors, but at least you’ll have a general idea.

>>> Average Salary in Germany

What you Need to Know About Germany
Culture, Tourism, and Language

What do you think when you think of Germany? On this page, I aim to broaden your perspective. You’ll learn about some of the best places to visit when you come to Germany, and I give you the best advice I can think of to make the most out of your visit.

>>> Learn more about Germany

Romantic German Phrases — nice things you could say to your sweetheart

Do you want to impress your significant other? What if you try telling them something romantic in German? On this page, I put together a list with some compliments in German and some nice quotes to impress that special someone. I’ve included the translation and the audio, so you can learn the pronunciation.

>>> Romantic German Phrases

How to Learn German Speaking at Home

Here, I talk about the easiest way to start speaking German. I give you three tips you can follow to learn more quickly and effectively and show you a method to become fluent easily.

Follow the link to learn more. 

>>> How to Learn German Speaking

German prefixes — the difference between einschlafen, ausschlafen, verschlafen, durchschlafen, and weiterschlafen

In another lesson, I talked about German prefixes and explained how they work. In this one, you can see it in use: I explain the difference between einschlafen, ausschlafen, verschlafen, durchschlafen, and weiterschlafen. You will see the differences quickly with example sentences.

>>> The difference between einschlafen, ausschlafen, verschlafen, durchschlafen and weiterschlafen

Learning Tip: Vocabulary Learning Tip

On this page, I share one of the best tips I know of to learn German. It’s easy, simple, and it can help you get your brain started in German. I’ve also included a special treat: an audio track of the description of the tip, but in German!

Follow the link and learn how to learn better.

>>> Tip for Learning Vocabulary

Reviews

Occasionally, I come across a tool that is so good I simply need to share it with my students. This is what happened with LingQ. On these pages, you can read my impressions of the app and learn why it’s such a great tool to learn German.

>>> LingQ | Review and Tutorial

In Spanish

Estoy en proceso de traducir este sitio al español. Si hablas español, puedes encontrar gran parte de mis lecciones y materiales aquí:

>>> Aprender-Aleman-Facil.com

I’m also in the process of translating this website into Spanish. If you speak Spanish please have a look here:

>>> Aprender-Aleman-Facil.com

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Numbers in German up to 999.999

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German Umlauts Ä Ö Ü
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