Modal Verbs

How to Use German Modal Verbs

German Modal Verbs

In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate and properly use German modal verbs in sentences. I’ll explain what modal verbs are, why they are important and what you need to know about them in order to use them properly.

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 …

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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 …

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