Verben - Questions on words that describe an action, an occurrence or state of being.

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Alternate sentence construction using “lassen”

The sentence: "Er hat Reim in seinem Gedicht benutzt." My instructor has suggested that I rewrite the sentence using "a more sophisticated construction, such as one with 'lassen'." How would I do ...
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Korrektes Gegenteil von „folgen“

In einigen Apps ist mir die Schaltfläche Entfolgen aufgefallen, die das Gegenteil von folgen bedeuten soll. Entfolgen hört sich in meinen Ohren falsch an. Ein korrektes Gegenteil wäre nicht mehr ...
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How to know Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive Verbs in German?

I am learning German, perhaps I am A1 level but I really wish to raise my level to B1 and as far as my experience goes, the verbs are quite important to know and for not only verb but for grammatical ...
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Which German verbs have double accusatives? [closed]

Which German verbs have double accusatives, as in “Er lehrt ihn das Lesen”?
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Warum werden Verben nach Personen konjugiert?

Verben werden im Deutschen – wie auch in anderen Sprachen – nach der Person konjugiert, z.B. ich spreche du sprichst er spricht Im Englischen wird eine derartige Unterscheidung nicht ...
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What is the difference between sich unterhalten and sprechen

I am talking on skpe with my German friends. Ich spreche mit meinen deutschen Freunden auf Skype. Can I also use sich unterhalten in this context? What is the difference between sprechenand sich ...
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What is the difference between “sich amüsieren” and “Spaß machen”?

Yesterday we drove to the beach and had fun. Gestern sind wir an den Strand gefahren und wir haben uns amüsiert. Does "sich amüsieren" fit in this context? Can I also use "Spaß machen"? Does ...
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“hinterlassen” and “verlassen”

Einen geliebten Mensch zu verlieren, hinterlässt tiefe Wunden. Why is hinterlassen used here instead of verlassen? Is hinterlassen more formal than verlassen?
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Dativ oder Akkusativ mit ‘eintragen’ und ‘sehen’ bzw. nach ‘in’?

If I register something in a database, is this dative or accusative? Ich trage die Daten in die Tabelle ein. Ich trage die Daten in der Tabelle ein. I have noticed that the verb sehen ...
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Einkaufen gehen + gern, the right word order in the sentence

In German, there are a lot of ways to tell «I like to go shopping». I'm interesting how to say this sentence using the verb einkaufen gehen and the form gern. What is the right word order? Should it ...
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How to say “Fear makes my heart beat faster”

How do you say: Fear makes my heart beat faster, my hands cold and head ache a little. Here are my attempts: Angst verursacht, dass das Herz mir schneller klopft, meine Hände kälter werden ...
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“Ich brauche eine Frau zum Lieben” [duplicate]

I thought the verb brauchen is a zu-construction verb, but in this context why does it have to be "zum Lieben" not "zu lieben"? Any explanations why it's like that?
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Difference between “vermuten” and “erraten”

What is the difference between vermuten and erraten? They both mean somehow guessing. I came to think that erraten is actually closer to the meaning "guessing", while vermuten is in reality ...
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How to use verbs when demanding? [closed]

Sorry if this is a stupid question but what verb ending would you use when demanding something? Examples: "Get me a apple" or "Sing me a song".
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What is the difference between “in”, “aus” and “bei” with “arbeiten”?

What is the difference between arbeiten in, … aus and … bei? Even if it seems that the second one means ‘from’ and the first one ‘at’ (from wordreference.com), when I wrote: “Ich arbeite in der Uni.” ...
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Verwendung von “sich mit etwas erklären”

Aus Spiegel-Online: Wolfgang Schäuble erklärt sich Pegida mit der demografischen Entwicklung Deutschlands: Die Anti-Islam-Bewegung habe auch entstehen können, weil es immer mehr Ältere ohne ...
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How to convey some expressions using the verb “beschweren”? [closed]

To me this word is actually an important one, because we like or dislike things, then when we dislike generally we complain. So I would like to use the verb beschweren correctly. Which one of my ...
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Differences between “fortfahren”, “fortsetzen”, “weitermachen”, “weitergehen ”and “fortführen”

There may be other verbs that might also mean to continue. Whenever I practice my writing, I find these very confusing. What are the difference between these verbs? I initially thought that they are ...
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“zu” that doesn't cover both verbs in a sentence

In my German essay I intended to say that Sunday should be a day for relaxing and another verb in my language that is translated as "relaxing", too. I wrote: Ein Sonntag sollte einen Tag für ...
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Usage of “vermögen”

How do I use the verb vermögen? In my dictionary it functions like the modal verb können. Ich vermag es, mit meiner Freundin Jana nach Mallorca zu fliegen. Can I remove the es and still retain ...
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How the verb works in an imperative

I want to say: Yes, get water please in German, but I think my attempt is wrong. I'm speaking to one other person informally: Ja, bitte Wasser kriegt. Is this right? Do I conjugate like ...
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Translation of “What type of an animal are you interested in?”

How would one go about translating the sentence: "What type of animal are you interested in?" I read that "to be interested in" is "sich interessieren für". Would it be: "Was für ein Tier ...
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German sentence structure

is this correct ? In meiner Freizeit ich gern Bucher lesen or this? In meiner Freizeit lesen ich gern Bucher
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Word order involving a subordinate clause [duplicate]

Here is the sentence: Ich hoffe, das Stück hat noch nicht angefangen Isnt hat supposed to be in the end of the sentence since it is on the subordinate clause? Like: Ich hoffe, das Stück noch nicht ...
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What’s the difference between “er möchtet” and “er will”? [duplicate]

What’s the difference between er möchtet and er will? I am confused because the verb mögen seems to have two different forms: er mag er möchtet
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How to find dativ/akkusativ/reflexiv Verben? [duplicate]

I know that some verbs goes with Dativ, others with Akkusativ. Also there are reflexiv verbs. However, I'm not able to find a way/resource to find them. In other words, if I see a verb I can't figure ...
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An easy way to remember if a verb’s object requires accusative or dative case? [duplicate]

I am finding it difficult to find out which verb takes which case (accusative/dative). Please can somebody suggest a way to ease this?
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How should we include the purpose verb in a german sentence?

If, for instance, I want to say something like... ''I would like something to QUENCH my thirst with'', can I put it like this in German? Ich möchte etwas zum meinen Durst löchern. Further ...
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Modal verb sentence order

I am learning German and we got our first modal verb today, können. We have to put the sentence in order. The sentence pieces are: Die Schüler/gut/Deutsch/können/? Is the sentence suppose to be ...
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More info about the use of “bezüglich” [closed]

Can somebody try to explain in short, when it is appropriate to use bezüglich and when it is not?
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“dass er in Zeiten wie diesen nicht mehr studierte” – why “studierte”? [closed]

I can not understand a test question, can someone explain it to me. Frank sagt, dass er in Zeiten wie diesen nicht mehr ... (studieren), wenn er noch einmal jung wäre. studiere studierte ...
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Difference between “großziehen” and “aufwachsen”

What is the difference in usage or meaning between the two verbs großziehen and aufwachsen? To me they both are basically the same and I don´t have any idea about what the difference could be. Are ...
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Interesting ways to use verb frühstücken?

I just learned about this verb and that it means you are eating breakfast so that there is no need to use the word essen or a form of sein or haben. In English we would typically say I am eating ...
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„Ich hätte“ oder „ich hatte“ [closed]

I have translated both hatte and hätte and it says would have. Do these words have some differences? I have searched other questions and saw that the words really exist, initially my thought was that ...
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Richtig oder falsch: “Kann ich ihr fotografieren?”

"Kann ich ihr fotografieren?" (Can I take your (a girl) photo?) Ist die Frage ist richtig oder falsch?
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what is the difference in überlegen when it becomes transitive and intransitive?

I came to realise that the verb überlegen can both be transitive and intransitive, which means that when I say I consider it can either be Ich überlege or Ich überlege mir. What is the difference?
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How to say these following sentences in German? [on hold]

How to use "will be".. ? and "should be.. In will be sentence , is it normal that wird or werde and werden at the end comes? Ich werde es getan werden. (I will be doing it)..Is it grammatically ...
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Parken oder einparken? [closed]

What is the difference between parken and einparken
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Zwei Verben mit zwei direkten Objekten in einem Satz [closed]

Where do I put the accusative object for each verb in a sentence with two verbs? For example, is this sentence correct? you need him to buy him something du brauchst ihn etwas zu kaufen ihn or ...
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How to say “I don't even want to bother with it”?

I don't even want to use any translators. So, I made up something like this: Ich sogar nicht will, um mit das die Mühe. Is it correct? I couldn't find anything useful enough about to bother on ...