German Online Exercises


German Online Exercises (A – C)

These self-grading German online exercises are great because they provide instant feedback, but keep in mind that they are run and graded by a non-thinking computer. As a result, the grading or feedback may be a little “pickier” than a real-life teacher might be and leave less room for variation. Some of the exercises are timed and therefore suitable as class assignments or quizzes.  All of these German online exercises are categorized by different ability levels and are listed alphabetically by grammar topic.

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B = Beginner / I = Intermediate / A = Advanced

Grammar Topic: A,  B,  CD – MN – QR – TU – Z

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aber/sondern: fill-in-the gap exercise.   I

Accusative: endings on definite and indefinite articles and possessive pronouns   B

Adjective endings: preceded and unpreceded adjective endings.   I

Adjective endings: timed online exercise;preceded and unpreceded adjective endings.  I

online exercisesAdjective endings: preceded by “der” words ONLY.   I    

Adjective endings: combinations of “ein” words/adjectives       

Adjective endings: timed exercise for unpreceded adjectives.   I

Adjective endings: Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse” (The Princess and the Pea). Preceded and unpreceded adjectives.   I

Adjectives used as nouns: online exercise.   I

Adjective opposites: find the correct adjective opposite in the word cloud.    B

Adjective opposites with un- : some adjectives can be turned into their opposite by adding the prefix un- . But with some adjectives this is either not possible or simply not done. Choose the best opposite.  B

Adjective suffixes: adjectives with -isch or -lich suffix. Quizlet flashcards for studying the meanings of these adjectives.    I

Adjective suffixes: adjectives with the suffix –bar.

Adjectives with specific prepositions: which prepositions are required by the adjectives in the sentences?    I

Adjectives for people: based on horoscope descriptions; lots of positive and negative adjectives to describe personal qualities. Teil 1; Teil 2      I

Adjectives: random, mostly intermediate-/advanced-level German adjectives.    I / A

Animals: quiz about animals that are used as terms of endearment in German    I

Genders with common noun suffixes
Genders with common noun suffixes

Articles: a timed battery of 50 common nouns and their genders.     B

Articles: Who bites whom? Subject vs. Direct Object. Helps students understand that the noun at the beginning of a sentence is not necessarily the subject in German.     B

Articles: Choose the correct article forms in the sentences (nominative, accusative, dative), particularly in German sentences that don’t start with the subject.    B

Articles: choosing the correct gender based on the noun suffix. Although these are NOT foolproof, they can help.    B   

Articles and pronouns: online exercise with family vocab.   B

Articles/pronouns: fill-in-the-blank exercise (Deutsch Heute Kap. E – 4).  

Articles: definite articles of nouns, Deutsch Heute Einführung only.  B

Articles (definitive and indefinite): timed online exercise; accusative and dative objects.  B

Article endings (nom./accus./dat.): with and without prepositions.  B

Article endings (dative/accusative): acc. and dat. prepositions and dative verbs.  B

Article and adjective endings: two of the most common article and adjective endings are m and n. Which one do you need: m or n?    B

Auxiliaries (haben or sein): verbs that can use both “haben” and “sein” as auxiliary, depending on use (e.g., with or without prefix; reflexive or not etc.).    I / A



koerper idiome2

Berufe: Wer sagt was? Match-up exercise for some common professions.   B

“be-“prefix verbs: usage of verbs with or without the prefix “be-”         A

Body parts (Körperteile): German idioms with body parts   I

Body parts (labeling body parts)   B




Clauses: matching clauses (using word order to predict clause type, coordinating and subordinating).  B

Clauses: cause and effect sentences with “denn”, “weil” and “deshalb”.  A   Easier version  I

German online exercisesComparatives and superlatives of adjectives: regular and irregular      B

Complex adjective constructions with present and past participles. Difficult.    A

Comprehension: match-up exercise about Nena’s song “99 Luftballons“. Study the vocab and structure in the phrases and do it without a dictionary.  B / I

Conditional sentences without “wenn.”    I

Conjugation (present tense): online exercise, regular verbs only.   B

Conjugation (irregular verbs, present tense): online exercise (Deutsch Heute, Kap. E-3).  B

Conjugation (irregular verbs, present tense): timed online exercise for Kapitel 4 (Deutsch Heute)   B

Conjugation (irregular verbs, present tense): online exercise (Deutsch Heute, Kap. E-7).  B

Conjugation (irregular verbs, present tense): a few of the most common irregular verbs     B

Conjunctions: sorting coordinating vs. subordinating conjunctions  B

Continuous Tense: translating continuous tense into German can be a little tricky since continuous tenses do not exist in German. If you are not sure how it works, check out this chart.   I

Coordinating conjunctions   B

Coordinating conjunctions: choose the correct word order after coordinating conjunctions  B

Coordinating conjunctions: rewrite clauses with different conjunctions; mostly but not all coordinating!   B



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  3. I’ve taken German since 8th grade (in first semester of college now) and never learned adjective endings. I was struggling and I hate embarrassing myself in class when I get them wrong. This site was perfect for practicing and I appreciate the opportunity. I’m almost like a pro now! I’ll definitely be coming back when I need practice. Practice makes perfect!

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you have found the exercises helpful. As a side note, don’t worry about “embarrassing” yourself if you get something wrong. You are LEARNING–and that’s the point! 🙂

  4. Thank you a lot for your site! I’m just a beginner in German (and just a pre-intermediate in English) and your site really helps me to feel the language. Especially it’s hard to get (then to remeber and not to forget to use it properly) article forms and objects (Nominative, Accusative, …). Great that I can try to bring them to automatism with your excercises. 🙂

    1. I’m glad you find the site useful. Check out the facebook page as well–there’s always new stuff on there, in small units. I just posted an online exercise yesterday about article forms in the different cases. Good luck with all of your language studies. 🙂

  5. thank you very much, this site is very helpful. I am from Finland but i find it easier to study from English to German, and these materials really challenge in a way you will definitely learn something new.

    1. Thank you. I am happy you find the site useful and that you took the time to let me know. Made me remember my vacation in Finland many, many years ago. It was beautiful and adventurous.

  6. Thank you for the online adjective ending exercises! they have really helped me in getting the endings down.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you have found the exercises helpful. I spend a lot of time making up activities, so it’s really nice to know that they are useful to some people. If there is any German issue that you would like more practice for, please let me know ( and I’ll try to post something. Viel Glueck und auch Spass beim Lernen.

    1. Thank you. Please let me know ( if there is a specific grammar item or exercise that you need help with. Viel Glueck bei der Pruefung!

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