3 Minuten Deutsch

Simple Past with “haben”

In this week’s 3 Minuten Deutsch episode, I explained how to use “haben” in the simple past tense (Imperfekt). If you want to watch the videos, they are linked below. After the videos you will find a tense exercise that requires you to change sentences from one tense to another. This will give you a …

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German Future Tense

German Future Tense

In this post I explain how to formulate and use the future tense in German. If you want to see a video version, you can see that below. There is also a quick explanation in text about the future tense in German. Two Ways to Form the German Future Tense When you want to say …

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Sollen & Müssen

This week’s 3 Minuten Deutsch episode takes a quick look at the modals “sollen” (to be supposed to, should, ought to) and “müssen” (must, to have to). If you haven’t seen that, you can get a general introduction to the topic via the video below. If you want to see the example sentences I gave …

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Dürfen vs Können

In this week’s episode of 3 Minuten Deutsch I explain the difference and lack thereof between the German modal auxiliaries “dürfen” (may, to be allowed to) and “können” (can, to be able to). You can see the video below, but there are more examples and a more in depth look at the two. First, let’s …

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