This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in German. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at German Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, German, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||bis bald|
|I write with a pen||Ich schreibe mit einem Stift|
|You love apples||Du magst Äpfel|
|You give money||Du gibst Geld|
|You play tennis||Du spielst Tennis|
|He reads a book||Er liest ein Buch|
|He understands me||Er versteht mich|
|She has a cat||Sie hat eine Katze|
|She knows my friend||Sie kennt meinen Freund|
|We want to learn||Wir wollen lernen|
|We think Spanish is easy||Wir denken, Spanisch ist einfach|
|You (plural) work here||Ihr arbeitet hier|
|You (plural) speak French||Ihr sprecht Französisch|
|They drive a car||Sie fahren ein Auto|
|They smile||Sie lächeln|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||Ist alles in Ordnung?|
|Call a doctor!||Ruf einen Arzt!|
|Call the ambulance!||Ruf einen Krankenwagen|
|Call the police!||Ruf die Polizei|
|Calm down!||Beruhigen Sie sich!|
|I feel sick||Mir ist schlecht|
|It hurts here||Es tut mir hier weh|
|It's urgent!||Es ist dringend!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||Wo ist die nächste Apotheke?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Du siehst schön aus!|
|You have a beautiful name||Du hast einen schönen Namen|
|This is my wife||Das ist meine Frau|
|This is my husband||Das ist mein Mann|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in German about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.