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

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Alternativen zu dem Ausdruck „mit jemandem Zeit verbringen“? [closed]

Ich habe gestern mit einer russischen Freundin Zeit verbracht. Es gibt zwei weitere Verben dafür, aber sie werden umgangssprachlich verwendet. Ich habe gestern mit einer russischen Freundin ...
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Which verbs tense I should learn after simple present?

I'm studying German for a while, I know I still have a lot to learn. But I'm considering which verbs tense I should learn after Simple Present, like a study guide for verbs tense. Could someone give ...
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Liste mit “Denk-Verben” [closed]

Ich suche Quellen - gedruckt oder online - für eine möglichst umfangreiche, wenn nicht gar vollständige Liste deutscher "Denk-Verben", also Verben wie denken, wissen, verstehen, erkennen, glauben, ...
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Resources for learning verb tenses with short example sentenses

I wish to learn verbs with their tense forms for general conversation. I tried to use the verb tables, but I am not able to memorise them. I think it would help me if I learn these forms alongwith ...
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Verb for “to take on as an intern”

Für den Sommer hat mich ein Professor als Praktikant ___. Which verbs work here? (a) angenommen (b) akzeptiert (c) genommen (d) zugelassen
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Die Verwendung des Tätigkeitswortes “brabbeln” zur Beschreibung eines Erwachsenen, der einem Baby nachahmt?

Der Vater brabbelt mit dem Baby. Kann man das Verb "brabbeln" zur Beschreibung eines Erwachsenen, der das Baby nachahmt, verwenden? Oder kann man "sprechen" benutzen?
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Verwendung von „brauchen“ als Modalverb und „bräuchte“

Als ich beim Forschen war, um mehr über den Konjunktiv II zu lernen, um ein Handout zu machen, habe ich in Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage gelesen, dass brauchen manchmal als ein starkes Verb ...
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Using 'zu' with verbs when saying 'how'

What I want to say in English: In Citizenship, you learn how the prisons work. Would the correct way to translate this be: In Gemeinschaftskunde lernt man, wie die Gefängnisse funktionieren. ...
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How to say something like “I trained every day to be a better runner”

How would you say something with this construction? “I did X (in order) to Y”. My thought for the sentence in the title was Jeden Tag trainierte ich ein besserer Läufer zu werden. Does this ...
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Where is the main verb in this sentence? [duplicate]

I'm studying German and in a book I'm reading I have the following sentence: "Florian muss zum Arzt" ( Florian is a name ) Literally it means "Florian must to the doctor" - I do understand that it ...
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What is the correct imperative form of “wiederholen”?

I would like to say repeat frequently! by using the verb wiederholen and the adjective regelmäßig. Which one of these is the correct for du and which one for ihr? du wiederhole; wiederhol; hole ...
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unter als Vorsilbe/Präfix des Verbes [duplicate]

Ich habe gemerkt, dass in Verben das Präfix unter- manchmal untrennbar ist (z. B. in unterschreiben, unterlassen) und manchmal trennbar ist (z. B. in untergehen, unterkommen). (1) untrennbar ...
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Passive sentence as a subordinate clause in Perfekt: arranging the verbal parts

Given the sentence: Everybody knows that money has always been loved too much by people, would you translate it in German as: Jeder weiß, dass das Geld von der Leute immer zu sehr worden ...
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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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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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“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 1....
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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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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 ...