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German Grammar Glossary

English and German Grammar Terms
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Deutsches Grammatik-Lexikon: A-F | G-P | Q-Z

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.

Also see our German Grammar contents page and other specialized English-German Glossaries on a variety of topics.

GERMAN GRAMMAR GLOSSARY
Deutsches Grammatik-Lexikon
ALPHABETICAL INDEX A-F
A D
accusative
active voice
adjective
adverb
agent
agreement
antecedent
apposition
article
auxiliary verb
 
dative case
declination, decline
definite article
demonstrative
dependent clause
der-words
determiner
dialect
dieser-words
direct object
Duden
 
C E-F
capitalization
cardinal number
case
clause
cognate
colloquial
commands
comparison
compound
conditional
conjunctions
conjugation
contractions
coordinating conjunction
 
ein-words
emphasis
endings/suffixes

familiar
feminine
finite verb
first person
formal
future tense
 

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A | C | D | E-F | Index G-P | G-H


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