This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in German. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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 past 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 saw you||ich hab dich gesehen|
|I wrote with a pen||ich hab mit einem Stift geschrieben|
|You loved apples||du hast Äpfel geliebt|
|You gave money||du hast Geld gegeben|
|You played tennis||du hast Tennis gespielt|
|He read (past tense) a book||Er las ein Buch|
|He understood me||Er verstand mich|
|She had a cat||Sie hatte eine Katze|
|She knew my friend||Sie kannte meinen Freund|
|We wanted to learn||Wir wollten lernen|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Wir dachten, Spanisch ist einfach|
|You (plural) worked here||Ihr arbeitetet hier|
|You (plural) spoke French||Ihr spracht Französisch|
|They drove a car||Sie fuhren ein Auto|
|They smiled||Sie lächelten|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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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!
|Black is his favorite color||Schwarz ist seine Lieblingsfarbe|
|I have black hair||Ich habe schwarzes Haar|
|Red is not his favorite color||Rot ist nicht seine Lieblingsfarbe|
|She drives a yellow car||Sie fährt ein gelbes Auto|
|The sky is blue||Der Himmel ist blau|
|Your cat is white||Ihre / Eure / Deine Katze ist weiss.|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Ich hatte viel Spaß|
|I agree with you||Ich stimme dir zu|
|Are you sure?||Sind Sie sicher?|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Möchten Sie spazierengehen?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in German about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.