If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in learning or improving your German! The German language is classified as a level II language by the Foreign Language Institute, suggesting that competency can be reached within 750 class hours. This assumes, however, that your hours are efficient and well-structured. If you plan to undertake a self-study method, you’ll need some sort of guide to ensure you’re learning all the necessary aspects, both correctly and efficiently.
Congratulations, you don’t need to go searching for such a guide, because you’re already here! Within this guide you will learn everything you need to reach a proficient level of German, and all that’s required of you is passion, persistence, and regular practice and reviewing.
I will begin by guiding you through the alphabet and pronunciation, indicating equivalent sounds in English, providing examples, and describing techniques to correctly pronounce unique sounds with no direct English-language equivalent.
After the basics of pronunciation, we will dive into the grammar. The most important aspect of German grammar will be addressed first: declensions, which are essentially different endings applied to words according to grammatical cases (a word’s function in a phrase).
While this may sound confusing, everything will be clearly explained and further clarified through example sentences.
After a full understanding of declensions, we will jump to nouns, discussing genders, articles, and pronouns. Then we’ll move on to adjectives, including a discussion of how and where they are used. After that, we will touch upon German clauses, adverbs, and prepositions.
For additional tips, courses, and other resources to perfect your German, make sure to take a look at the bottom of this page. And now it’s time to begin! I wish you “viel Erfolg” (lots of success) on your German language journey!
- Basic German Grammar Structure for Beginners
- German Declensions: Rules, Regulations, and Chart
- German Nouns: Gender, Masculine, Feminine, and Plural Forms
- German Adjectives: Position, Usage, Endings, and Possessive
- German Articles: Definite, Indefinite, Negative, and Zero
- German Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive, Table, and More
- German Clauses: Independent, Dependent, and Types
- German Adverbs: Explanation, List, and Usage
- German Prepositions: Accusative, Dative, Genitive, and More
- The Overview of German Verb and Verb Tense
- German Modal Verbs: Können, Müssen, Wollen, Sollen, Dürfen, and Mögen
- The Most Three Common Auxiliary Verbs in German
- German Reflexive Verbs: List and How to Use Them
- German Separable and Inseparable Verbs
- German Verb Endings and Stems
- German Conjugation Verb: List, Chart, and How to Use It
- German Passive Voice: Processual, Statal, and Usage
- German Subjunctive and Conjugating Subjunctive
- The Complete Guide to Learning German Fast for Beginners
- German Politeness: How to Say Thank You, Please, and Sorry