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Quick Guide to the «W-Fragen» in German and English

W-Fragen Printable

The W-Fragen in German, here with a free PDF for you to download, are question words.

They are also known as 'open-ended questions. In English the W-Fragen also begin 'w':  who, what, when, where, why, and how.

You begin learning the W-Fragen at the A1 level in German.

(These questions are different from the ja/nein Fragen or yes/no questions in German begin with the verb ("Arbeiten Sie heute?" "Kommen Sie aus Bayern?").)

In most books you usually see a list like this, it's just the German and English translations. But is that really enough? Take a close look.

German   English
was  what
wann  when
wo  where
wie  how
warum  why
wer  who

 

If you simply memorize this list, that's one technique for learning it. And that would probably be kind of boring.

What if you had an example sentence?

An example sentence here would be really helpful! You could attach meaning to the words and you would have a sentence that functions like a touchstone--you can always go back to it to help you with other sentences and questions.

That's why, in this free Quick Guide to the «W-Fragen», you have a Vorlage, an example sentence, for each word. Plus you need more than only that list above.

That's why you've got a long list of W-Fragen in this PDF.

 

The W-Fragen Explained:

This is why the Vorlagen will help you:  it gives you a strong association with which to learn the toughest German question words.

Lots of people mess up "wer" and "wo."

It takes real, concerted effort combined with the right resources to get this straight.

When you have it straight in your mind from the get-go, you'll go further faster with German.

That's why it's important to start using this PDF the right way from the very beginning.

 

How to use this PDF for the «W-Fragen»

If you can, print it out and read it slowly and read it multiple times.

All the instructions for using this Quick Guide to the «W-Fragen» are in the PDF.

Follow them and you'll be surprised how quickly you learn the W-Fragen, false friends, cognates, and all! 

You can sign up below or click here to find out more about the W-Fragen.

 

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