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How WE, YOU and THEY in German are used

Personal Pronouns Part 2

On this page you can practice with: wir, ihr and sie.

If you want to practice with the personal pronouns: ich, du, er, sie and es then follow the links at the end of this lesson.

We you they in German - Learn-German-Easily

You already know that German verbs (in the basic form) have mostly an -en at the end. And you also know that the endings change according to the personal pronouns.

OK then let’s have a look and see how the endings change when we use the personal pronouns wir, ihr and sie.

Personal Pronouns: we, you, they in German – Exercise A

How to learn with part A of the exercise

  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!



wir, ihr und sie

schlafen (to sleep):

Wir schlafen
We sleep

Ihr schlaft
You (all) sleep

Sie schlafen
They sleep

Wir schlafen immer sehr tief und fest.
We always sleep very deeply.

Ihr schlaft in der Nacht.
You (all) sleep at night.

Aber Vampire schlafen am Tag.
But vampires sleep during the day.

Sie schlafen am Tag.
They sleep during the day.

Personal Pronouns: we, you, they in German – 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.


Question and Answer Part

Was machen wir immer sehr tief und fest?

Wir schlafen immer sehr tief und fest.

Wann (when) schlaft ihr?
In der Nacht.
Ihr schlaft in der Nacht.

Wann schlafen Vampire?
am Tag
Vampire schlafen am Tag.
Sie schlafen am Tag.

Wer schläft am Tag?
Vampire schlafen am Tag.

Und wer schläft in der Nacht?
Ihr schlaft in der Nacht.

Und wer schläft immer tief und fest?
Wir schlafen immer tief und fest.

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Ich verrate dir ein Geheimnis.
Ich habe Angst vor Vampiren.
Aber erzähl das niemanden!

I’ll tell you a secret.
I am afraid of vampires.
But don’t tell anyone!

Don't stop now - repeat this part again!

Repeat this lesson until you can easily answer the questions.

Repetition: All Personal Pronouns

In the next lesson, I’ll repeat all personal pronouns.

I suggest that you check Part 1: Personal Pronouns before you practice with the repetition unit.

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