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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.
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').
The na-adjective is very easy to conjugate - simply stick 'na' onto the end of the dictionary form of the adjective.
It very simply modifies the noun that comes after it.
kirei (pretty), ki (tree) --> kireinaki (pretty tree)
shizuka (quiet), heya (room) --> shizukanaheya (quiet room)see more
One really easy acronym to remember is SMILE - Structure, Meaning, Imagery, Language, Effect. An essay that incorporates an analysis of all of those features will get the marks you need. The order is not fixed, just so you remember to include them. 'Structure' could include repetition, any mirroring, foreshadowing, parallels in other parts of the text (you don't have to stick to the excerpt, you can briefly refere outside of it); 'Meaning' is basically any big themes or meanings the author is trying to convey (e.g. the "American Dream can never be fully realised") - remember the text is a means through which the author is trying to convey something; 'Imagery' includes metaphors, similes, descriptive language, collections of adjectives or pre-modifiers - remember you also have to explain what all this imagery is trying to do - add to the meaning? enhance the setting?; 'Language' - anything else in particular you notice in the text? other literary techniques? figurative language, emotive language, think lexical fields (e.g. 'celestial/terrestrial/floral'/etc; 'the lexical field of machinery'); 'Effect' is extremely important as well - what does the language/structure/etc chosen make the reader/audience feel? Is the narrative reliable/questionable? And why? It's good to include the Meaning/Effect of each feature you pick up on immediately after you analyse it to keep your discussion tight and focussed on the question. After every paragraph, always refer directly back to your original question.see more