Imperative

German Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Imperative

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.

The Imperative in German

Imperative German Audio
Go!Geh!
Stop!Halt!
Don't Go!Geh nicht!
Stay!Bleib!
Leave!Geh!
Come here!Komm her!
Go there!Geh dorthin!
Enter (the room)!Tritt ein!
Speak!Sprich!
Be quiet!Sei still!
Turn rightBiege rechts ab
Turn leftBiege links ab
Go straightFahre geradeaus
Wait!Warte!
Let's go!Lass uns gehen!
Be careful!Sei vorsichtig!
Sit down!Setz dich!
Let me show you!Ich zeigs dir/Ihnen!
Listen!Hör zu!
Write it down!Schreib es auf!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in German

Places German Audio
BankBank
BeachStrand
DesertWüste
EarthErde
ForestWald
GardenGarten
HospitalKrankenhaus
IslandInsel
LakeSee
MoonMond
MountainBerg
RiverFluss
SeaMeer
SkyHimmel
StarsSterne
SunSonne
I can see the starsIch kann die Sterne sehen.
I want to go to the beachIch möchte an den Strand gehen
The moon is full tonightWir haben heute Nacht Vollmond
This is a beautiful gardenDas ist ein schöner Garten

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in German

Household German Audio
BedBett
BedroomSchlafzimmer
CarpetTeppich
CeilingDecke
ChairStuhl
ComputerComputer
DeskSchreibtisch
DoorTür
FurnitureMöbel
HouseHaus
KitchenKüche
RefrigeratorKühlschrank
RoofDach
RoomZimmer
StoveOfen
TableTisch
TelevisionFernseher
ToiletToilette
WallWand
WindowFenster

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Daily Conversation in German

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!

Common Expressions in German

English German Audio
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 computerIch muss den Computer benutzen
I need to use the toiletIch muss auf die Toilette
I'm watching televisionIch sehe fern.
This room is very bigDieses Zimmer ist sehr groß
Holiday WishesFeiertagsgrüße
Good luck!Viel Glück!
Happy birthday!Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Happy new year!Frohes Neues Jahr!
Merry Christmas!Frohe Weihnachten!
Congratulations!Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Enjoy! (before eating)Guten Appetit!
Bless you (when sneezing)Gesundheit
Best wishes!Schöne Grüße!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

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.

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