This 16th lesson teaches the German imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.
Knowing the imperative form in German is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.
Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.
|Don't Go!||Geh nicht!|
|Come here!||Komm her!|
|Go there!||Geh dorthin!|
|Enter (the room)!||Tritt ein!|
|Be quiet!||Sei still!|
|Turn right||Biege rechts ab|
|Turn left||Biege links ab|
|Go straight||Fahre geradeaus|
|Let's go!||Lass uns gehen!|
|Be careful!||Sei vorsichtig!|
|Sit down!||Setz dich!|
|Let me show you!||Ich zeigs dir/Ihnen!|
|Write it down!||Schreib es auf!|
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Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.
|I can see the stars||Ich kann die Sterne sehen.|
|I want to go to the beach||Ich möchte an den Strand gehen|
|The moon is full tonight||Wir haben heute Nacht Vollmond|
|This is a beautiful garden||Das ist ein schöner Garten|
Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.
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Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Can you close the door?||Können Sie die Tür schließen?|
|Can you open the window?||Können Sie das Fenster öffnen?|
|I need to use the computer||Ich muss den Computer benutzen|
|I need to use the toilet||Ich muss auf die Toilette|
|I'm watching television||Ich sehe fern.|
|This room is very big||Dieses Zimmer ist sehr groß|
|Good luck!||Viel Glück!|
|Happy birthday!||Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!|
|Happy new year!||Frohes Neues Jahr!|
|Merry Christmas!||Frohe Weihnachten!|
|Enjoy! (before eating)||Guten Appetit!|
|Bless you (when sneezing)||Gesundheit|
|Best wishes!||Schöne Grüße!|
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Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in German about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.