Review 101

Review 101
with Jan Delay’s
“Für immer und Dich”
I. Verbs
The song starts with
“Ich sing’ für dich und ich schrei’
für dich”.
Why is there an apostrophe at
the end of the verb forms?
2. What should the proper verb
form be?
3. Conjugate the verb “singen”.
ich sing e
du sing st
er, sie, es sing t
wir sing en
ihr sing t
sie, Sie sing en
4.You already know the following
verbs in German. Can you find
them in the text?
1. to laugh
2. to rain
3. to shine
4. to say
5. to hear
5. Guess what the following
verbs in the song mean.
1. schreien
a. to see
2. brennen
b. to bend
3. vergessen
c. to scream
4. biegen
d. to lie
5. weinen
e. to burn
6. nennen
f. to forget
7. sehen
g. to name
8. lügen
h. to cry
The song uses two irregular verbs that
you already know: haben and sein.
Find the forms of haben and sein that are
used in the text.
2. Give the correct forms of these verbs in
a. I am
b. you have (3 forms)
c. we are
d. it has
e. she is
f. they have
II. Pronouns
The song uses only three
different subject pronouns. What
are they?
ich, du, es
In what case would these
pronouns be in German?
nominative case
3. The most prominent pronoun in
the song is “dich”. What is the
case of this pronoun and why is
it in this particular case?
accusative (because of “für”)
4. What would be the equivalent
of “dich” in the nominative case?
5. Complete the chart with the appropriate
accusative pronouns.
Nominative Accusative
6. How would you express the
a. for her
b. for me
c. for us
d. for You
e. for him
f. for y’all
III. Cases
1. You have learned two cases so
far. What are they?
nominative and accusative
2. The nominative is used for
the subject
The accusative is used for
the direct object
3. If a noun is in the accusative case,
the article changes for only one
gender. Which one?
4. How does the masculine article
der  den ein  einen
5. Find the two masculine nouns in the
text that are in the accusative case.
den Regenbogen
den Mond
6. “Ich hole den blauen Mond für Dich”
means “I’m fetching the blue moon for
you.” How would you say the following?
a. I’m fetching the paper for you.
Ich hole das Papier für Dich.
b. I’m fetching the clock for you.
Ich hole die Uhr für Dich.
c. I’m fetching the pens for you.
Ich hole die Kulis für Dich.
d. I’m fetching the CD-player for you.
Ich hole den CD-Spieler für Dich.
e. I’m fetching a picture for you.
Ich hole ein Bild für Dich.
f. I’m fetching a chair for you.
Ich hole einen Stuhl für Dich.
7. “dich” is in the accusative case
because it follows the preposition
“für”. What are the four other
accusative prepositions?
durch, ohne, gegen, um
8. What do they mean?
through, without, against, around
9. How would one say the following?
a. through him
durch ihn
b. without her
ohne sie
c. against the wind
gegen den Wind
d. around a table
um einen Tisch
IV. Vocab
How does the song express the following
1. only for you
nur für dich
2. for always/ever
für immer
3. the entire world
die ganze Welt
4. It doesn’t matter.
Es ist egal.
5. I have lied so often for you.
Ich habe so oft für dich gelogen.
6. I bend the rainbow for you.
Ich bieg den Regenbogen für dich.