How to use the word LIKE in German

Verb like in German - Learn German Easily

How to learn with part A of the exercise

  1. Read and listen a few times!
  2. Repeat after the speaker.
  3. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  4. 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!


mögen (to like) 

Die Frau mag Äpfel.
The woman likes apples.

Der Junge mag keine Äpfel.
The boy doesn’t like apples.

Der Junge mag Süßigkeiten.
The boy likes sweets.

Der Mann mag keine Süßigkeiten.
The man doesn’t like sweets.

Der Mann mag Bier.
The man likes beer.

Das Mädchen mag kein Bier.
The girl doesn’t like beer.

Das Mädchen mag Schokolade.
The girl likes chocolate.


Negate your statement 

When someone is asking you if you like something and you don’t, then you use the word kein(e) to negate your statement:

Der Junge mag Süßigkeiten, aber (but) keine Äpfel.

Der Mann mag Bier, aber keine Süßigkeiten.

Das Mädchen mag Schokolade, aber kein Bier. 


If you want to know why and when the ending of the word “kein” changes, and also when to use “nicht” instead of “kein“, then follow the link: nicht vs kein

The verb mögen = to like (is an irregular verb)



Ich mag Schokolade.
Du magst Süßigkeiten.
Er mag keine Süßigkeiten.
Sie mag kein Bier.
Es mag Milch.

Wir mögen Ferien.
Ihr mögt Deutsch.
Sie mögen keine Spinnen.

Verb like in German - Learn German Easily

How to use the word LIKE– Exercise B

How to learn with part B of the exercise

Question and Answer Part:

  1. Read and listen a few times to the questions 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 my voice.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.


Was mag die Frau?  

Kurze Antwort:

Lange Antwort:
Die Frau mag Äpfel.
Sie mag Äpfel.

Mag der Junge Äpfel? 

Nein, der Junge mag keine Äpfel.
Er mag keine Äpfel.

Was mag der Junge? 

Der Junge mag Süßigkeiten.
Er mag Süßigkeiten.

Mag der Mann Süßigkeiten? 

Nein, der Mann mag keine Süßigkeiten.
Er mag keine Süßigkeiten.

Mag der Mann Äpfel? 

Nein, der Mann mag auch keine Äpfel.
Er mag auch keine Äpfel.

Was mag der Mann dann? 

Der Mann mag Bier.
Er mag Bier.
Ach so! (I see!)

Mag das Mädchen Schokolade oder Bier? 

Natürlich (of course) Schokolade
Das Mädchen mag Schokolade.
Das Mädchen mag natürlich kein Bier.
Das Mädchen mag nur (only) Schokolade.
Es mag Schokolade.

Remember: es because of das Mädchen

Another example: Das Haus ist rot => Es ist rot.
But in this case it is also OK to say: “Sie mag Schokolade”, because a girl is a female being.

Don't stop now - repeat this part again!

Repeat this lesson until you can easily answer the questions.


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