GERMAN GRAMMAR

German grammar has suffered several reforms and a lot of obsolete grammatical rules have been suppressed. The German rules of spelling were also revised and on August 1, 1998 the new system was implemented. The original 212 spelling rules were reduced to 112, and the rules of punctuation were decrease from 52 to 9.

One of the most difficult aspects of German grammar is that nouns come with one of three genders: Masculine, Neuter or Feminine. These genders do not correspond to the physical state of an object, for example the word "girl" belongs to the neuter class.

German Grammar
Other important aspect of German grammar is the use of cases, i.e. a noun essentially plays four different roles in a sentence. These cases give German flexibility in word order that English doesn’t have.

In the list below you can find more information about grammatical terms used in German language.

German Grammar

Passive voice
German Adjective
German Adverb
German Article
Auxiliary verb
Compound verb
Conjugation
Conjunction
Definite article
Demonstrative adjective
Demonstrative pronoun
Indefinite article
Determiner
Intonation
Noun
Gerund
Onomatopoeia
Possessive pronoun
Possessive adjective
Preposition
Pronouns
Sentence
Subjunctive
Subordinate conjunction
Tense
Verb