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German for Beginnera A102 - Course Summary
Case Accusative - Akkusative
The accusative case accounts for 80% of all German verbs. All the verbs that are associated with movement refers to the case accusative e.g.
To fly → Fliagen To drive→ Fahren Where to? → Wohin?
The verbs that deals with senses need the case accusative e.g. Senses-Taste (essen), haben
The question verb for the nominative is Who? → (Wer)?
The question verb for neutral is What → (Was)?
The question verb for accusative is Who → (Wen)?
For example;
Wer is tes? Wen sehe ich?
(Who is it)? (Who do I see)?

Adjective Ending (Accusative)
The difference in the nominative and akkusative case of adjective endings in German:
1. The person pronouns
2. The difference is the male form

Numbers (Regular) → die zahlen
0= null 1= eins 2= zwei 3= drei 4= vier 5= fünf
6= sechs 7= Sieben 8= acht 9= neun 10=zehn 11= elf
12= zwölf 13= dreizehn 14= vierzehn 15= funfzehn 16= sechzehn 17= siebzehn
18= achtzehn 19= neunzehn 20= zwanzig 30= dreiβig 40= vierzig 50= funfzig
60= sechzig 70= siebzig 80= achtzig 90= neunzig 100= eichhundert
1,000= eintansend 10,000= zehntansend 100,000= hunderttausend
1,000,000= eine millionen 1,000,000,000= eine billion

Ordinal numbers- Ordinalzahlen
1- Erste
2- Zweite
3- Dritte
4- Vierte
5- Fünfte
6-
7- Siebte

Time of the Day
Ways of saying the time
TIME FORMAL INFORMAL
09:55 Es ist neun Uhr und fünfundfünzig Minuten. Es ist fünf vor zehn.
10:05 Est ist zehn Uhr und fünf minute. Es ist fünf nach zehn.
10:15 Es ist zehn Uhr und fünfzehn Minuten. Es ist viertel nach zehn.
10:30 Es ist zehn unr und dreiβig minute. Es ist halb elf
10:45 Es ist zehn Uhr und fünfundvierzig Minuten. Es ist Dreiviertel elf.

More insights about time
Time period within the day (die Tageszeiten)
In the morning→ am morgen
The period between 10am and 12 midday is → am vormittag
After midday (12pm-6pm) → am Nachmittg
Midday (12:00pm) → am Mittag
Evening (6:00pm- 9:00pm) → am Abend
9:00pm-12:00am → in der Nacht
12:00am → um Mitternacht

Days of the week (die Tage-Wochentage)
Monday → Montag
Tuesday → Dienstag
Wednesday → Mittwoch
Thursday → Donnerstag
Friday → Freitag
Saturday → Samstag
Sunday → Sonntag

Months of the year - der Monte
January → Januar
February → Februar
March → Marz
April → April
May → Mai
June → Juni
July → Juli
August → August
September → September
October → Oktober
November → November
December → Dezember

Negation and sentence structure
In German, there are two ways used to express negation
(a) Nicht →
Nicht is used for article ‘the’ and personal pronouns, e.g. not the dog; not my car; not the door; not your bike.
(b) Kein →
It is used for article ‘a’ e.g. not a dog; not a car; not a door; not a bike.
Examples
1. Yes that is the big man
Ja, das ist der groβe mann (Singular form)
Das sind nicht unsere manner (Plural form)
2. No, that is not the big man
Nein, das ist nicht der groβe mann (Singular form)
Nicht, das sind nicht unsere manner (Plural form)
The kein will be used as a negation for sentence that uses the ‘ein’ as the article.

THE VERB - TO KNOW
The verb “To Know” cab be represented in teo forms in German;
1. Wissen
2. Kennen

Wissen → is general knowlegde or question of words. For example;
I know about the accident.