Commands with du (you informal). Take of – st ending Take out du in sentence (implied) Examples Geh weg (go away) Blieb heir (stay here) Schlaf jetzt (sleep now!) Mach es ! (Do it!) Fang! (catch!) Komm hier ! (Come here!) Iss ! (eat!) Lies! (Read!).
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Commands with du (you informal) • Take of –st ending • Take out du in sentence (implied) • Examples • Gehweg (go away) • Blieb heir (stay here) • Schlafjetzt (sleep now!) • Mach es! (Do it!) • Fang! (catch!) • Kommhier! (Come here!) • Iss! (eat!) • Lies! (Read!)
Commands with ihr (y’all/group of people) • Has a –t ending • Take out ihr in sentence (implied) • Examples • Gehtweg (go away) • Bliebt heir (stay here) • Schlaftjetzt (sleep now!) • Macht! (Do it!) • Fangt! (catch!) • Kommthier! (Come here!)
Verbix • Use German Verbix to help/double check your work! • Go to http://www.verbix.com/languages/german.shtml • Put in the German verb • Look under IMPERATIVE box
How do you say… Use LEO Dictionary to look up the verb using: to ____. Then give me the DU and the IHR form: • Jump • Drink • Laugh
Answers • Jump • DU: Hüpf! • IHR: Hüpf • Drink • DU: Trink! • IHR: Trinkt! • Laugh • DU: Lach! • IHR: Lacht!
You’re the Boss! • Now it’s your turn to boss Frau and your classmates around. • Make a list of 5 commands in du form with their English translations for Frau on one side of your notecard. Use Leo-Dictionary to find the verbs you want to use- for example, look up to sit (sitzen), then take off the –en (Sitz Frau Pall!) • On the other side of the notecard, make a list of 5 commands in ihr form with their English translations to boss your classmates around.