German Grammar Glossary
English and German Grammar Terms
Explained in Plain English
Having trouble distinguishing an adjective from an adverb in German? Not sure about what the accusative case is? Don't know what subjunctive or Konjunktiv mean? Can't identify a preposition? Our German grammar glossary can help. Below you'll find an alphabetical index of grammar terms, each linked to a brief explanation (with the English and German terms) and, in many cases, examples and links to lessons for that particular grammatical concept.
The Four German Cases
Lessons on using the accusative, dative, genitive, and nominative cases in German.
Learn some of the key differences between German and English punctuation.
German Lessons by Topic
Find lessons in our free German for Beginners course.
German Grammar Topics
All of the German grammar lessons and guides at this site.
French Grammar Glossary
Another grammar glossary - for French. From About's French Language Guide, Laura Lawless.
All of the specialized, annotated English-German glossaries on this site.
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