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  • 1. Deutsch I für Anfänger Introduction to German Verb Conjugation Beginning German I Frau Caplan-Carbin
  • 2. Guten Tag Ich heiße Alex. Und du? Wie heißt du?
  • 3. W heißt du? ie e Ich heiße ~~~~~. I am called ... (My name is ~) ßt du? Wie heißt du How are you called? (What’s your name?)
  • 4. Verbs = Action words Verbs can express many different types of action:  a physical activity to run, to sit, to stand, (rennen,  sitzen, stehen) a mental activity to dream, to think, to believe, to hope (träumen, denken, glauben, hoffen)  a condition to be, to become, (sein, werden,)
  • 5. Verbs A verb is vital to form a complete sentence. The subject performs the action of the verb. Any sentence consists of a subject plus a verb.
  • 6. Verbs in German All German verbs consist of two parts. A verb stem is combined with the general ending ~en. heißen = to be called ß = ss
  • 7. Verb Endings = Conjugation Ich heisse Alex. i ch I du e st Wie heisst du? you
  • 8. Verb Endings = Conjugation ich I du Ich lerne Deutsch. e lernen Was lernst du? st you
  • 9. Verb Endings = Conjugation ich I Ich wohne in Tampa. e wohnen Wo wohnst du? st du you
  • 10. Verb Endings = Conjugation ich I du Ich arbeite bei USF. e arbeiten te Wo arbeitest du? st add “e” when the verb stem ends in “t” you
  • 11. Verb Conjugation Er heisst Heinrich. Er lernt Deutsch Er heisst Peter. Er arbeitet bei USF. Er heisst Rainer. Er wohnt in Tampa.
  • 12. Verb Conjugation Sie Sie en spielen zusammen. They play together.
  • 13. Verb Conjugation Sie Sie wohn en zusammen. They live together. live
  • 14. Verb Conjugation Sie Sie arbeit en zusammen. They work together.
  • 15. Verb conjugation: Pronouns  1st person singular When the speaker is the performer of the (action) verb the “I form”, (the “ich form”) Ich heisse Alex. Ich wohne in Tampa. Ich lerne Deutsch.
  • 16. Verb conjugation: Pronouns  2nd person singular When the subject performing the verb is the person to whom you are speaking. the “you form”, (the “du form”) informal* * Du lernst Deutsch. st There are other forms for the word “you” used when the subject is formal and/or plural.
  • 17. Verb conjugation: Pronouns  3rd person singular When the subject performing the verb is the person, thing or idea that you are speaking about. the “he, she or it form”, (the “er/sie/es form”) Er lernt Deutsch.
  • 18. Personal Pronouns 1st person 2nd person 3rd person Singular Plural ich wir du Sie ihr Sie er/sie/es sie
  • 19. Personal Pronouns: Verb Endings ~e 1st pers. ich 2nd pers. du ~st Sie ~en 3rd pers. er/sie/es~t wir ~en ihr ~t Sie ~en sie ~en
  • 20. Personal Pronouns: Verb Endings ~en lerne wir lernen ~e ~en ich ~e du~st ~st ~t lernst ihr lernt ~t ~en lernen Sie lernen ~en ~en Sie ~en er/sie/es ~t lernt ~t sielernen ~en ~en
  • 21. Danke schön Viel Spaß beim Deutsch lernen!