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German GrammarPod explains the world of German grammar. Its aim is to be accessible to all levels of learner and to give you tips to help you achieve maximum effect for minimum effort.

German GrammarPod explains the world of German grammar. Its aim is to be accessible to all levels of learner and to give you tips to help you achieve maximum effect for minimum effort.
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United States

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German GrammarPod explains the world of German grammar. Its aim is to be accessible to all levels of learner and to give you tips to help you achieve maximum effect for minimum effort.

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English


Episodes

Cases: The Genitive Case

6/8/2017
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The genitive case is used to indicate possession, like of or apostrophe-s ('s) does in English. However, apart from in formal, written texts (and in its version of adding 's, which is just to add an s to the end of proper nouns), German tends to avoid the genitive. Most of the time in spoken German, Germans use a von plus the dative instead of a genitive to mean of. The genitive is unusual in German, because as well as affecting determiners (words like the and a) and adjectives, it also...

Duration:00:16:37

The Gender Podcast

6/8/2017
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I finally have my first podcast up and running. You wouldn't believe how complicated publishing podcasts is, and I thought the long bit was going to be writing the podcast :) Anyway, I'm all up and running now, so welcome to the first episode. First of all in this episode you get a bit of an introduction to the podcast and who it's aimed at (basically everyone who wants to learn German, but I'm hoping to get some feedback to make sure I'm not overstretching myself a bit there. So if you...

Duration:00:20:43

Relative Pronouns 2

6/8/2017
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This podcast covers relative pronouns after prepositions and some other special cases. To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, click here.

Duration:00:28:44

The present tense

1/16/2015
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The present tense is pretty simple in German: there's only one. So where English has to choose between Sarah is walking to work and Sarah walks to work, German has only Sarah geht zu Fuß zur Arbeit. However, whereas English only has two different forms of each verb in the present tense (apart from for the verb to be), e.g. walk and walks, have and has, German verbs have lots of different forms in the present tense (typically four or five), depending on which personal pronoun you're using....

Duration:00:09:35

The Accusative Case

12/30/2012
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The accusative case is used for the direct object (that's the noun or pronoun to which an action is done). It's like the shark in Peter ate the shark where shark is the noun that gets eaten. It also follows certain preopstions (words like for, through and without). Only singular (i.e. not plural) masculine nouns change in the accusative. All the determiners and adjectives that stand before these always end in -en. The other nouns stay the same as in the nominative. Some pronouns also...

Duration:00:14:39

Cases: The Nominative Case

10/28/2012
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This podcast is about cases, which are a way of showing what role the different words are playing in a sentence. German has four cases: This podcast describes how cases work in general, then goes on to look at the nominative case in more detail. To listen to the audio file directly on your computer, click here. Or, if you'd like to subscribe to the podcast, click the link on the top left of this blog.

Duration:00:14:43

Adjectival nouns

8/19/2012
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Duration:00:26:17

Reported Speech and Konjunktiv I

10/24/2011
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Duration:00:25:41

The Conditional - Part 2

8/12/2011
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This episode is about more of the really practical stuff you need to know about the conditional. To listen to the episode directly on your computer, click here.

Duration:00:31:13

Commands

7/17/2011
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Duration:00:22:37

Reciprocal Verbs and Einander

5/8/2011
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Duration:00:14:02

Word Order - Multi-Clause Sentences

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:44:52

The Conditional and Umlauts

4/5/2011
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The conditional basically means sentences with a would. For instance, if I were rich, I would buy a house. To download this podcast directly on your computer, click here.

Duration:00:25:01

Relative Pronouns

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:24:45

Relative Pronouns3

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:36:32

How to Use a Dictionary

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:29:16

Adjectives and Adjectival Endings

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:37:44

Reflexive Pronouns

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:30:52

Reflexive Verbs

4/5/2011
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Duration:00:16:38

General Tips & Tricks

4/5/2010
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This podcast gives you a wide range of tips and tricks for learning a language. It focuses on German, but these tips and tricks could be applied to learning any language. To listen to this podcast on your computer, click here.

Duration:00:51:08