German Questions

German Questions

If you're trying to learn German Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative expressions... to help you with your German grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn German. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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German Questions

Learning the German Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the German language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in German.

German questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... Here are some examples:

English QuestionsGerman Questions
QuestionsFragen
how?wie?
what?Was?
who?Wer?
why?warum?
where?wo?

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Questions in German has a logical pattern. Locate the Questions above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in German.

List of Questions in German

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in German placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your German vocabulary.

English QuestionsGerman Questions
where is he?Wo ist er?
what is this?Was ist das?
why are you sad?Warum bist du traurig?
how do you want to pay?Wie möchten Sie zahlen?
can I come?kann ich kommen?
is he sleeping?Schläft er?
do you know me?Kennen Sie mich?
do you have my book?Haben Sie mein Buch?
how big is it?Wie groß ist es?
can I help you?kann ich Ihnen helfen?
can you help me?Können Sie mir helfen?
do you speak English?Do you speak English?
how far is this?Wie weit ist das?
what time is it?Wie spät ist es?
how much is this?Was kostet das?
what is your name?Wie heißt du? Wie heißen Sie?
where do you live?Wo wohnst du? Wo wohnen Sie?

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