German Online Exercises D – M


German Online Exercises (D – M)

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. In order for the “check” function to work properly, you may have to allow blocked content if prompted to do so. Special characters (such as Umlauts) are available below each exercise where needed. Some of the exercises are timed and therefore suitable as class assignments or quizzes.  All of the 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 German Online Exercises

Grammar Topic: A – CD, E, F, G, I, L, M; N – Q; R – T; U – Z


da-compounds: da-compounds vs. personal pronouns to replace prepositional objects. I

da-compounds: easy exercise, replacing prepositional nouns with da-compounds Bdas2

das oder dass? Which one is missing? Complete a text with the missing “das” or “dass”. I

Dative articles. Can you recognize dative article forms? Mark the articles in the text.

Dative phrases: “Es tut . . . leid/weh/gut; a video explaining the use of these phrases  B/I

Dative prepositions: exercise for use of dative prepositions. B

Dative prepositions: online quiz. B

Dative verbs: timed exercise. I

Dative verbs with be- prefix alternatives I/A

Definite articles: practice just the masculine definite articles in the nominative, accusative and dative. Also helps students to develop a more intuitive feel for German sentence patterns.   B

Definite articles: practice just the feminine definite articles in the nominative, accusative and dative. Also helps students to develop a more intuitive feel for German sentence patterns.   B

Definite articles: practice just the neuter definite articles in the nominative, accusative and dative. Also helps students to develop a more intuitive feel for German sentence patterns.  B

Der-words: timed online fill-in-the-blank exercise (nominative/accusative only). B

Direct and indirect objects: online multiple-choice sentences. Which one is correct? B/I

Directions: match-up exercise for directions around town. B

Directions: following directions. Where do you end up? B

Directions: cardinal directions (im Norden, westlich, aus dem Osten etc.) B



Einkaufen: fun puzzle to match up questions with possible answers.   B

Emotionen: adjectives that describe emotions in different situations.  B

Essen: gesund essen. Food vocabulary.   B



Familie (family): write the German words for family members   B

Future: changing sentences from present to future tense.  B



“geben” verbs: separable and inseparable prefix verbs with “geben”    I / A

Genitive: online exercise to practice the definite article forms (based on video)   I

Genitive:  online exercise related to the grammar  (based on video)      I

Genitive: practice for genitive endings.   I           

Genitive: exercise with a lot of body vocab.   I

Genitive: timed exercise for genitive forms    I



Idioms: cool pairings. Idioms that use two contrasting elements with “und” (e.g. ab und zu, mit Ach und Krach etc.). Adjectives/adverbs; nouns.

Idioms (multiple-choice exercise; choose the best option to express an English phrase in German)   I / A

–ieren verbs: what is the corresponding German verb that ends in –ieren? Based on the verb list found in this powerpoint.       B

–ieren verbs: match-up exercise for verbs whose English meanings are not that obvious.     I

Imperative: irregular “du” imperatives   B

Imperative: easy German online exercise (Deutsch Heute Kap. E – 3).   B

Imperative: includes separable prefix verbs.   B

Imperative: 50 Tipps für ein glücklicheres Leben   B / I  Two match-up exercises for the vocabulary used in the imperative exercise: Part 1; Part 2.

Indirect questions: word order for indirect questions. Please note: these are not indirect speech and do not use Subjunctive I.    B

Indirect speech: changing speech in cartoons to indirect speech; difficult   A

Indirect speech: very difficult because it uses various tenses.   A

Indirect speech: online exercise for Hildesheimer’s “Eine größere Anschaffung”. Difficult.   A

Infinitives: infinitives with “zu” and “um . . . zu”.    I

Inseparable prefixes: inseparable prefix variations on the same verbs. Part I       I



Land, Leute und Sprachen: countries, people and languages in Europe    B



to miss "German online"Miscellaneous grammar: Der geheilte Patient (nach Johann Peter Hebel). Text completion exercise.   I

Miscellaneous grammar: “Das perfekte Liebeslied.” Text completion exercise.

To Miss: the verb “to miss” can be tricky in German. “vermissen,” “verpassen” or “verfehlen”?    B / I

Modal conjugation: present tense of modals.   B

Modal quiz: timed online modal quiz.   B


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