Comparisons in German
Conditional in German 1
Conditional in German 2 The Real Conditional
Conditional in German Work Out
German Adjective Endings 1
German Adjective Endings 2
German Adjective Endings 3
German Cases Explained
German Cases Explained part 2
German Gym Work your zu... um... zu
German Participle Construction 1 what, why and how
German Past Tense 2 the Spoken Past
German Past Tense 3 The Written Past
German Past Tense 4 When to use Written Past
German Prepositions Explained auf
German Sentence Structure Main Sentences
Grammar Jargon What the heck are cases
How to ask Questions in German part 1
How to ask questions in German part 2
How to Learn Vocabulary Fast
Learn German Online: Aaaaaand action! The Verb 1
Learn German online: meet the team... I, you, she and so on
Learn German Online German Past Tense
Learn German Online Talking about time part 1
Learn German Online Time 3 Words
Learn German Online Time part 2
Learn German Online zu or um zu
mögen, gern, gefallen What is the difference
Reflections on reflexive
The Position of nicht Part 1
The Verb 2 The Special Ones
Time 4 gleich, bald, später, nachher and other important words.
Time 4.2 gerade, eben, vorhin and more important words
Time 5 Prepositions
Time 6 Actions
and welcome back to our mini series on Conditional in German. And if you thought you’re just gonna calmly sit there and read something then you’re gravely mistaken.
Because today, we’ll hit the gym and do this:
Non Past Conditional – XFit Full Body Workout
In part one and two we’ve learned about the non-past conditional and today we’ll put that into practice.
If you haven’t read part one and two, you can find them here (and no, part one isn’t “just” and overview. You need it!!)
Conditional Pt. 1 – An Overview
Conditional Pt. 2 – The Real Conditional
Of course you can also try this exercise, if you haven’t read the articles. But don’t whine if you fail.
So here’s what we’ll do:
I’ll give you a “normal” statement in German and you’ll have to take it and make it into a statement with Conditional.
The main part of that is of course making the right choice between Real Conditional and würde-Conditional and putting it into the sentence correctly.
- Wenn ich Hunger habe, esse ich. (When I am hungry, I eat.)
- Wenn ich Hunger hätte, würde ich essen. (If I were hungry, I’d eat.)
But there are a few more difficulties in there.
Uhm… hooray :)
and welcome to the second part of our look at what we all love on hot summer days:
Conditional is that could, should, would-stuff that’s officially called Konjunktiv II or Subjunctive, but we’re using a different name because YOLO!
In part one, we learned that the core function of Conditional is to shift a statement away from reality and that the different uses are a result of that. Then, we got like a little overview over Conditional in German and then we learned how to build what we called würde-conditional; one of the two versions of the non-past conditional.
If you haven’t read it you really should start with that because it’s the foundation and you’d be a little confused without it. So here’s the link
Conditional in German – 1 – The beginning
Today, we’ll take a detailed look at the other version of the non-past conditional:
The Real Conditional
So let’s jump right in.
and welcome back to the German is Easy – Grammar Course, the course that Einstein mentioned in one of his most famous quotes…
“Nothing moves faster than light. But your progress
when you take the German is Easy course comes pretty close.”
Okay, he didn’t say that.
But I’m pretty sure he would have, had he not destroyed the time machine he had built after Schrödinger’s cat had told him what would happen if he didn’t
( find out what Einstein saw, here).
Now you’re probably like “Ugh… Emanuel is using his intro for shit posting again.” but NO! Not this time. This intro was super on topic because today, we’ll start our mini series about
Conditional in German
What I mean by that are all those phrasing like I would…, If I were you… or I could have had. Super important, useful stuff that we use every day and yet, learners are making lots of mistakes there; even at an advanced level. Which is weird, because the rules are actually pretty simple and straight forward.
In this mini series, we’ll go over all you need to know. And today, we’ll start with a little overview over the topic.
So would you have been ready to must have… uhmm… had to could have had … uh… been jumped in…. erm… or something?
and welcome to a special episode, because today we’ll not deal with a bunch of words. Today, we’ll deal with a Shitton of words. That’s Japanese for “an amount as numerous as the petals of cherry trees in spring” and it’s the perfect word because today we’ll talk about learning vocabulary.
In my opinion, learning vocabulary is really THE key, especially in the beginning. Like… you can go to intensive courses all you want. If you don’t have a way to effectively learn words, it’ll be a drag and the language will always feel frustrating. But if you DO have a way to quickly learn vocab, that really is like a turbo boost.
So today, I want to share with you a method for learning words. And no, it’s not some app.
It’s my very own way of going about it and I call it Learn LOV-LAB™
Learn Lots of Vocabulary – Like a Boss ™
With this method, you can learn a lot of words in little time, without pressure, failure and the most important thing is… with very little effort.
Sounds amazing, right?
Just a warning… the article is long. Not because the method is complicated but because it sounds weird and I want to explain why it is working.
So read this, if you have enough time.
That said, let’s jump right in and find out…