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German speaking lesson 6

In this lesson, we will get to know basic structures to ask questions in German, including the categories of basic structures, general structures, yes/no structures of questions and forming questions from statements. Now, follow this article to learn it!

Question words

Before learning the German question structures, let’s take a look at the question words in German. It is important to know all these question words, in order to make grammatical questions.

German

Meaning

Was

What

Wann

When

Wer

Who

Wo

Where

Warum

Why 

Wie

How

Wie viel

How much

Wie viele

How many

 

Question form

The general form of a question in German follows this structure:

[Q-word] + [object] + [verb] + [subject]

 

To clarify this structure, here are some examples for it:

German

Meaning

Wie viele Kartons hat Oma?

How many boxes does Grandma have?

Wie viel Zeit haben wir?

How much time do we have? 

 

Basic question

In addition to the general form, there are basic structures of question in German language, for example:

German

Meaning

Wann beginnt der Film?

When does the film begin?

Was ist das?

What is that?

Wo sind die Bücher?

Where are the books?

 

Statements and questions

We can also make questions based on statements. Here is how can we do it:

German

Meaning

Du trinkst Bier. 

(You drink beer.)

Trinkst du Bier?

 (Do you drink beer?)

Ich bin klug.

 (I am smart.)

Bin ich klug?

 (Am I smart?)

 

Yes/No questions

There are a lot of cases in German communication that we use Yes/No questions. The table below shows this kind of question:

German

Meaning

Kann ich tanzen?

Can I dance?

Haben wir Kartons?

Do we have boxes?

Ist Jens arm?

Is Jens poor?

 

Above are the explanations of basic structures to ask questions in German. We hope this lesson can help you make progress in studying German. Thank you!

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