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Learn German: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

German is a very logical language.

• You don't need to worry about verb conjugations as every verb has its own ending so you just have to know which one to use for each tense as opposed to learning all of them like in languages such as French and Spanish.

Learn German by using it

It is important to use the German language as often as possible in order for you to develop your language skills. You should try and use German even when you are not in a formal learning environment. This could mean using it at home, with friends or family, with people who have learnt the same language as you, or even with other learners!

If there is an opportunity to practise your German skills outside of school or college then take it! Use this time wisely by speaking as much German as possible and remembering what you can about the language. Even if this means getting out of bed before sunrise on Sunday mornings just so that you can read some articles online in a café whilst drinking coffee make sure to use any chance you can in your free time to learn German.

Learn the German basics

Take a few moments to become familiar with the basics before moving on to more complex vocabulary and grammar. Learn the alphabet as well as common greetings like "Hello" and "Goodbye."

This will help you feel more at ease with the language before moving on to more difficult concepts

Here are some easy German phrases to help you learn German;

  • Hallo = Hello

  • Guten Tag = Good day!

  • Guten Morgen! = Good morning

  • Wie heißt du? = What’s your name?

  • Ich heiße … = My name is …

  • Wie geht es dir? = How are you?

  • Bitte = Please

  • Gut, danke = Fine, thank you

  • Danke = Thank you

  • Nett, Sie kennen zu lernen = Nice to meet you

  • Sprechen Sie Englisch? = Do you speak English?

  • Auf Wiedersehen = Goodbye

  • Ich liebe dich = I love you