German Grammar (Verbs and Time)

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This is the 12th lesson about German verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, Contact us from the page German Classes.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, German, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in German

Verbs German Audio
To drive fahren
To find finden
To give geben
To have haben
To know wissen
To learn lernen
To love lieben
To play spielen
To read lesen
To see sehen
To smile lächeln
To speak sprechen
To think denken
To understand verstehen
To work arbeiten
To write schreiben

Here is an example of the verb “to understand” conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb “to understand” in a Sentence

He understands me Er versteht mich
He understood me Er verstand mich
He will understand me Er wird mich verstehen


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in German

Time German Audio
Days Wochentage
Monday Montag
Tuesday Dienstag
Wednesday Mittwoch
Thursday Donnerstag
Friday Freitag
Saturday Samstag
Sunday Sonntag
January Januar
February Februar
March März
April April
May Mai
June Juni
July Juli
August August
September September
October Oktober
November November
December Dezember
Autumn Herbst
Winter Winter
Spring Frühling
Summer Sommer
Seasons Jahreszeiten
Months Monate
Time Zeit
Hour Stunde
Minute Minute
Second Sekunde


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Daily Conversation in German

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in German

English German Audio
I was born in July Ich wurde im Juli geboren
I will visit you in August Ich werde dich im August besuchen
See you tomorrow! Bis morgen!
Today is Monday Heute ist Montag
Winter is very cold here Im Winter ist es hier sehr kalt
Yesterday was Sunday Gestern war Sonntag
Are you married? Bist du verheiratet?
I’m single Ich bin ledig
Would you marry me? Willst du mich heiraten?
Can I have your phone number? Kann ich deine Telefonnummer haben?
Can I have your email? Kann ich deine E-Mail-Adresse haben?

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in German about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.

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