Conjunctions is the twenty-fourth skill (assuming left to right) in the German language tree. It contains four lessons that teach conjunctions, the words that link sentences together.

Tips and NotesEdit

There are three kinds of conjunctions in German, just like in English: the subordinating conjunctions, the correlative conjunctions, and the coordinating conjunctions.

Subordinating ConjunctionsEdit

Subordinating conjunctions combine an independent clause with a dependent clause; the dependent clause cannot stand on its own. In German, the word order changes in these clauses; all of the verbs move to the end.

Example: Er hat Hunger, weil er nichts aß. (He is hungry because he ate nothing). Notice that as a sentence, it would be "Er aß nichts."

Coordinating ConjunctionsEdit

Coordinating conjunctions combine two things with equal value; in German, there is no change in the structure of the sentence.

Correlative ConjunctionsEdit

Correlative conjunctions also combine two things of equal value, but they do this in pairs. Entweder...oder is one such pair.


Lesson 1Edit

  • entweder = either
  • oder = or
  • aber = but
  • denn = because
  • doch = though, but

Lesson 2Edit

  • wenn = if
  • weil = because
  • dass = that

Lesson 3Edit

  • da = since
  • obwohl = although
  • solange = as long as
  • sobald = as soon as

Lesson 4Edit

  • sondern = but rather


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