These free German lessons will teach you how to improve your German knowledge and pronunciation immensely. Make sure that you use Rocket Record, our voice recognition technology to get your German pronunciation perfect!
At the bottom of each German lesson you will find the Testing section. Using these scientifically designed tests will help your recall of all the German that you have learned!
Knowing some words for clothes in German can come in handy for all kinds of situations. After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what someone is wearing, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in German.
After this online audio lesson you will be able talk about your feelings in German. Being able to talk about your emotions in German will help you get to know people better and take your new friendships to the next level. How would you like to be able to say how you really feel in a German conversation? Let's get started...
Understanding the German language will be difficult if the gender is not used correctly or is misunderstood. Getting this right is an important part of learning German. Check out this lesson on Gender in German!
Let's take a look at the German accusative. This is used for the direct object of a sentence. The direct object is a person, animal or thing in action of the sentence it's happening to.
It's best to get started with the basics. Understanding the German alphabet sounds will make the learning process a lot easier further down the track. The letters in the German alphabet are the same as in English! Click here for the lesson on the German alphabet
In German, “the” is not just one word. Rather there are a total of 3, depending on the gender of the noun to which each refers. The short defining word before the noun is really part of the noun. It is called an article. German articles can be definite (specific) or indefinite (general). For more on German articles click here.
Conjugations are the changes a verb goes through depending on who is doing the action. Check this free German conjugations lesson for lots of audio examples.
Let's take a look at the German consonants. These are fairly easy to pronounce, you just need to remember the rules!
The German dative is used to show the indirect object of a sentence. Check out this free lesson on the German dative.
The German genitive case is the case that shows possession and is expressed in English by the possessive "of" or an apostrophe ('s). For more on the German genitive click here.
There are four cases in German: nominative, accusative, dative and genitive. The subject of a sentence is always in the nominative. The subject is normally the person or thing performing the action of a verb. To find out more on the German nominative check out this free lesson.
The first thing that you must learn about German is that all nouns also have a gender. In other words, all objects and living things are either masculine, feminine or neuter. This is a key part of German. This lesson breaks down German nouns for you!
Pronouns are words that are used in place of a noun. In English, when talking to people about ourselves, or when we talk about people in general, we use short words like “I”, “you”, “we”, and “they”. These words are called pronouns . German pronouns are the same, with a few twists!
In order to conjugate a regular verb, you first need to identify the verb “ stem ”. The stem is the part of the verb that, in most cases, remains constant. Find the stem by taking the infinitive of the verb and removing the –en, or –n ending. Let's check out this lesson on German verb stems.
There are eight standard German vowels.
Vowels in German are pronounced differently according to whether the vowel is short or long. A vowel is long when followed by a single consonant and short when followed by a combination of consonants. To find out more on the German vowels check out this free lesson.
How do you tell people what you like to do in German? In this free audio lesson you’ll learn how to say “I like” in German. Whether it’s football, the cinema, dining out, or reading the latest novel, you’ll learn how to speak about hobbies in German, and things you enjoy.
Want to be able to talk about occupations in German? Discover how to pronounce the German word for your job and many other occupations.
Understanding banks can be hard enough in your own country let alone a foreign one!
Listen to the audio and learn how to pronounce common words like 'money' or 'the bank', along with other very important words or phrases in the German banking system. Check out this lesson on the bank in German.
Wanting to send a parcel back home from Germany? Not sure how much it costs? This free audio lesson will provide you with the essential words to send your parcels and letters abroad! Let's get started on this lesson on the post office in German.
"To Be" in German, each verb (action word) changes depending on who the verbs refers to ( I, you, she, we and so on) as well as the tense (such as present, past, or future). Check out this free lesson on to be in German.
The verb to drive is "fahren" in German. Fahren is a useful verb, particularly if you plan on traveling around Europe and/or Germany by car or campervan.
The word “geben” means to give in German, but there is also another word for to give: “schenken”. The concept behind “schenken” is slightly different though. Check out this free lesson on to give in German.
The verb “sprechen” to speak will be one you are likely to use frequently, especially when you’ve just started learning German. Let's take a look at this free lesson on to speak in German.
In these articles you will find information on common German phrases. Want to know how to say "I love you" or "I miss you" in German? Or perhaps just some funny German phrases? Check these out.
This series of lessons on German questions will cover all that you need to know to be able to ask (and respond to) the questions that you will most commonly use in Germany and other German speaking countries.
This series of German lessons covers all the different German salutations. From "Hello" to "Good bye" and everything in between, these lessons will help you become the ultimate in politeness when you encounter German speaking people!
These free German language lessons are all about learning German time, days and months. You’ll quickly learn how to ask for the time and tell others what time it is.
It's time to move on to the essential German vocabulary that you will need on a trip to Germany or any other German-speaking destination!
It's easy to learn German words with these free German audio lessons. The Rocket German team has created an online list of common German words to help you survive in a German-speaking environment.
Paul Weber: Rocket German