Many beginner level language students have the misconception that German is an almost impossible language to learn. Seemingly endless compound words and the concept of noun genders is often enough to scare people off learning German for good. However, German actually isn’t nearly as hard to learn as you might think.
What makes a language look difficult to you? Its grammar, right? Grammar is usually a nightmare for all people planning to get into a new language, and it’s not the case only with the German language. But, learn this part well and you’ll be speaking German fluently in no time. German has six tenses: Prasens, Präteritum, Perfekt, Plusquamperfekt, Futur I and Futur II.
- Präsens relates to the Present tense in English,
- Präteritum relates to Perfect tenses,
- Plusquamperfekt relates to Past Perfect,
- Futur I relates to the Future tense,
- Futur II relates to the Future perfect plus “will” and “have”.