Macco Lingui – German

  Macco Lingui – German

Macco Lingui – German can be purchased directly from the Windows 10 and Apple macOS Store for ~$4.49 (depending on region and exchange rate)

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Features:

  • Practise verb conjugations of the most important German verbs in over 6.000 sentences.
  • Macco Lingui – German contains a few hundred lessons on verb conjugation and grammar. Each lesson is accompanied by an exercise.
  • Special attention is given to the German case system, clarified through use of color: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative.
  • All sentences, explanations, and a large number of conjugations have been recorded by native speakers.
  • Suitable for beginners, high schools and universities

The main menu of Macco Lingui – German

  Verb conjugations

Macco Lingui provides you with an intuitive conjugation scheme for practicing your verb conjugations. Thanks to the colors you can easily pinpoint your  strengths and weaknesses. By means of a sophisticated system of repetition, Macco Lingui’s smart learning system emphasizes irregular verb forms (e.g. du arbeitest) and those the user is having trouble with.

Furthermore, all the conjugations in the scheme can be internalized by listening to them, native speakers have recorded them!

Conjugation scheme. Horizontally: Groups of verbs. Vertically: The most important German tenses.

During practise idioms related to the verb are presented, as well as the conjugation of the specific verb (after entering the answer of course!). These examples and conjugations have all been recorded.

Conjugate verbs. In the lower right you can see the blocks you are currently practising with the current score for each block.

  Verb conjugation lessons

The conjugation of verbs is taught through a large number of lessons, comprising 5 levels. Each lesson begins with a thorough explanation of the subject involved. Then the student can practise the subject matter in sentences. Although the focus in these exercises is on the conjugation of verbs, the student is also already passively familiarised with the German case system. The student is helped in understanding the cases through our color scheme: In every sentences the various cases have been marked in their respective colour: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative

The selection of sentences taken from the 88 exercises, shown in the table below, should give a good indication on how the student is familiarised with the cases step-by-step while learning how to conjugate verbs.

  • Active: Conjugate verbs
  • Passive: Familiarisation with the German cases, step-by-step
Level 1: Level 3:
Ich bin müde. Wir wollen draußen spielen.

Ich wollte nicht unhöflich sein.

Das Haus ist zu klein. Ich mag lesen. Ich möchte hier bleiben.
Mein Bruder ist krank.
Meine Schwester hat Fieber.
Likewise: sollen, müssen, können, dürfen, wissen
Du bist meine Freundin.
Deine Mutter sucht dich. Level 4:
Sie brauchen das Geld. The verb bleiben
Ich suche mein Buch. Likewise: fahren, gehen oder
fahren, denken, geben, nehmen, , …..
Er sagt mir die Wahrheit. the group bleiben, schreiben, treiben, ….
Du arbeitest zu langsam. Likewise: fahren, denken, geben, nehmen, , …..
Er öffnet seiner Frau die Tür.
Du schützt deine Kinder. Level 5:
Wir ändern die Öffnungszeiten. Meine Frau sagt, es sei die beste Lösung.
Ich fühle mich einsam. Wir wären gerne noch länger geblieben.
Er spielt mit seinem Hund.
Ich kaufe es für meine Frau.
Ich wohne in der Schweiz.
Er fährt in die Schweiz.
Level 2:
Die Dächer der Häuser waren schwarz.
Ich wachte immer früh auf.
Warum antwortete er nicht?
Er glaubt mir nicht, aber es gibt ein Missverständnis.
Ich habe das Fenster geöffnet.
Er hat nichts erreicht.
Ich habe ihr das Buch zurückgegeben.
Es ist ein Buch, das mich inspiriert hat.
Ich muss kaufen, ich habe gekauft
Ich werde Vater. Er wurde böse.
Wir werden dich nicht vergessen.

 

Verb conjugation lessons. The lessons start with a recorded explanation of the new subject.

Feedback on the specific sentence is given regularly!

Also, a rating system of medals will inspire the user to keep working and thus improve his performance.

    

Verb conjugation exercise. Note how the nominative, dative, and accusative cases are highlighted after the answer “kaufe” has been given. 

  Grammar lessons

In this section of Macco Lingui the German case system is explained step by step.  Also in this section, the various cases have been marked in their respective colour: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative.

Grammar lesson. In this lesson the two-way prepositions that take either the dative or accusative are explained.

Grammar exercise. Example screenshot of the accompanying exercise. Note how the nominative, dative, and accusative cases are highlighted after the answer “in den Garten” has been given. 

 The Lingui-theque

The Lingui-theque is the place to go to to look up verbs, conjugations, sentences and grammar!

The Lingui-theque. Look at and listen to the conjugations, examples and sentences in the various languages.