You probably know that we have to conjugate or decline many words in the German language so that they have a meaningful function in a sentence. That means we often have to change or add endings. Sometimes we also have to change their stem, for example with irregular verbs.
We call these changes of words inflection. The term flexion comes from the Latin word “flexio” and can be translated as inflection or curvature. When we “inflect” words, we “bend” them so that they get their function in the sentence. In the German language we know two ways of inflecting words, conjugating or declining. But we cannot conjugate or decline all words.
Verbs always are CONJUGATED
We CONJUG verbs. You have to follow certain rules. When conjugating verbs, we pay attention to criteria such as tense (tense), person (I, you, …), number (singular or plural), mode (indicative, subjunctive, imperative, …).
Depending on what function the verb should have in the sentence, you have to form the stem or the ending of the verb. In the sentence …
Ich gehe nach Hause.
… you have to conjugate the verb “gehen” in such a way that it gets the correct function in the sentence. Here “gehen” should be in the first person, in the singular, in the indicative and in the present tense. Therefore you need “gehe”.
VERBFORMEN.DE helps with conjugation
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In the app. you will find the verb lists with all conjugated forms, but also translations in different languages and audios. If you want to train conjugating, the app from VERBFORMEN.DE offers you some training options.
Nouns, pronouns, articles and adjectives are DECLINED
Declining is also a form of flexion. We decline nouns, pronouns, articles and adjectives according to certain rules so that they get the right function in the sentence. For declining you have to consider the following criteria: gender (masculine, feminine or neutral), number (singular or plural) and case (nominative, accusative, …). Look at this example …
Ich habe einen neuen Computer.
The noun group “ein neuer Computer” has to be changed to “einen neuen Computer” because in this case we need it in the accusative.
VERBFORMEN.DE also helps with declining
VERBFORMEN.DE also helps you to find the correct declension of many nouns, pronouns and articles. Both on the website and in the app you will find clear tables with the declinations. For example, if you don’t know whether a masculine or neutral word in the genitive singular needs the ending -s or -es, then VERBFORMEN.DE can be very helpful.
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*translated from my article in German language “Konjugieren und deklinieren leicht gemacht mit Verbformen.de” .