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How do I ask questions in German? (simple, no question-words)

When you want to ask a question that does not use the question-words: who, what, when, where, why, how (wer, was, wann, wo, warum, wie) - you simply swap make the main verb the first part of the sentence (the same as in English!). -- remember the main verb is in the second position in German.

For example:

Der Hund ist im Haus. (The dog is in the house.)

Ist der Hund im Haus? (Is the dog in the house?)

The same applies to everything - even much more complex sentences! Simply drag out the main verb.

Er hat seiner Oma einen Brief geschrieben. (He wrote his grandmother a letter.)

Hat er seiner Oma einen Brief geschrieben? (Did he write his grandmother a letter?)

-- remember for this example, 'geschrieben' may look like a verb, but it is only the second part of the perfect tense arrangement. Only drag out the MAIN verb - the verb that directly corresponds to the subject of the sentence (in this case 'he').

 

 

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