How to form simple sentences in German

How to form simple sentences in German

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in German? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short German lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple German sentences easy.

Simple German sentences

In a typical sentence in German which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. In the singular, the verb 'to be' is 'ist'. In the plural, the verb 'to be' is 'sind'.


Die Jungen sind klein.
The boys are small.
Die Jungen sind stark.
The boys are strong.
Die Jungen sind groß.
The boys are big.
Die Jungs sind klug.
The boys are smart.
Die Jungs sind faul.
The boys are lazy.
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German is spoken in Germany, Austria and parts of Switzerland and Belgium. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning German would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in German

Learn to get by in German with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from German greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Er ist ein Junge.
He is a boy.
Er ist ein Mann.
He is a man.
Er ist ein Student.
He is a student.
Er ist Arzt.
He is a doctor.
Basic words and phrases in German
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Step 10 : Simple sentences in German

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Dies ist ein Buch, Dies ist ein Stuhl and Dies ist eine Tür (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Die Tür ist groß and Die Tür ist klein (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Die Türen sind groß and Die Türen sind klein (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple German sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in German. Give it a try yourself!

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