1. Objectives

In this unit, in the context of simple sentences that involve all four German cases, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and translate der-words and ein-words.
  • Decide whether a conjugated verb is in present tense or simple-past tense, and use its endings to predict what the corresponding subject must be.
  • Locate the infinitive form of a verb in a dictionary given only its simple-past, conjugated form.
  • Translate compound nouns, including when they appear in hyphenated lists of related nouns.
  • Translate German number formats.
Last revised on September 10, 2014.