Tag Archives: coordinating conjunctions

Making Complex German Sentences Easy — Coordinating Conjunctions

Do you remember playing with Lego? Now you’re probably an adult and if you don’t have children the closest you get to assembling things is new IKEA furniture. Have you ever noticed that when you open a new Lego set or an IKEA package and look at all the pieces you sometimes have no idea […]

Because there are three words for expressing because in German (denn, weil, da)

Early on in anyone’s German career they will encounter coordinating conjunctions — that is simple joining words that link together two independent clauses. Brilliant! Almost no grammar needed here. Get rid of the full stop and put in your conjunction to link two sentences. The only thing you need to remember is the logic of […]

Same same but different — aber vs. sondern

It’s that day of the year again, when we in europe decide that we should all set our clocks to be an hour earlier. Spring ahead. Americans and Canadians did this two weeks ago. The result is a lack of sleep and confusion both mentally and physiologically as we force our bodies to reset their […]