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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.
||CleanCases: The Genitive Case||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 t||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gender Podcast||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||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelative Pronouns 2||This podcast covers relative pronouns after prepositions and some other special cases. To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, click here.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe present tense||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||1/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Accusative Case||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 a||12/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCases: The Nominative Case||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: NominativeAccusativeDativeGentitiveThis podcast describes how cases work in general, then goes on to look at the nomi||10/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdjectival nouns||Please click here to listen to the adjectival nouns podcast directly on your computer.||8/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReported Speech and Konjunktiv I||To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, please click here.||10/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Conditional - Part 2||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.||8/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommands||To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, please click here.||7/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReciprocal Verbs and Einander||To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, please click here.||5/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWord Order - Multi-Clause Sentences||To listen to this podcast on your computer, click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Conditional and Umlauts||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.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelative Pronouns||To listen to this podcase directly on you computer, click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelative Pronouns3||To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Use a Dictionary||To listen to this podcast directly on you computer, click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdjectives and Adjectival Endings||To listen to this podcast directly on your computer click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflexive Pronouns||To listen to this podcast directly on your computer, click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflexive Verbs||To listen to this podcast on your computer, please click here.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeneral Tips & Tricks||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.||4/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen to Use the Perfect Tense||This podcast is about when to use the perfect tense. The perfect tense is the ich habe es getan tense and corresponds in form to the I have done it tense in English. But the rules on when you use the tense are rather different in German. The German one||7/21/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWord Order - Exceptions to the Standard Main Clause||Word order has a highly complex set of rules in any language. So many, that I'm not convinced anyone has ever managed to write them all down for any given language. For pretty well every rule there is an exception, and there are even exceptions to excep||7/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWord Order in a Standard Main Clause||German word order in a completely standard, neutral main clause is a follows: * nominative subject, * conjugated verb, * accusative then dative pronoun, * nouns with definite determiners, in the order dative, accusative * most adverbials * nicht – or||4/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pluperfect||The pluperfect is the ich hatte es getan or I had done tense. You make the pluperfect in German by taking the perfect tense (the ich habe es getan tense) and changing the auxiliary verb (the habe or the bin etc.) into the simple past version of itself (||1/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Simple Past||The simple past - also known as the preterite or the imperfect tense - is equivalent in form to the English I did form (ich tat es). The way that regular verbs form their simple past is by a or being inserted into the present tense ending. For instance||12/31/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPast Tenses: How to Use The Perfect||The perfect tense is one of three German past tense forms. It's also the one that's most commonly used in spoken German, so very useful to learn. The perfect tense is a compound tense. This means it uses two verbs: an auxiliary (or helper) verb and a ma||10/22/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe future tense & the verb werden||Hallo all, It's been longer than I intended yet again, but I've finally managed to finish another episode of German GrammarPod. This episode is about the future tense and also about the verb werden in general. The future tense is pretty simple in German||9/30/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dative Case||The dative case is used for the indirect object (that's the noun or pronoun which is impacted indirectly by the action, as opposed to the one to which the action is done directly). The classic example is he gives me the book (er gibt mir das Buch), wher||5/6/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent, efficient review of German grammar
The instructor is precise and clear in her explanations, without being too dry. Grammar can be boring but she manages to hold your attention throught the entire podcast. This is not for total beginners. You should have taken at least an entry-level German course to benefit from this.
Fabulous grammar lessons: precise and yet prioritized. She boils down the points you need to know into concise lessons, and saves tons of time by telling you what to skip. I'm combining with spoken lessons from Deutsche Welle -- seems like a good combo.
Good, but Slow Down Girl!
I am just teaching myself German with books and Podcast, and so far so good. I downloaded this podcast in hopes of learning more about German grammar. I found that I could understand most of what she was talking about so I think it is going to be a very useful podcast as I progress in my learning. However, there is just one problem. She Speaks very fast, in fact too fast. I am a native english speaker and the rate at which she speaks is just way to fast. So though I think this is a good podcast, I warn first timers to be prepared for the speed at which she speaks.
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