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CLIP 10083

Placing verbs in German sentences

Placing verbs in German sentences
Key Info
  • Placing verbs in German sentences
  • Duration: 03:36
  • Comedian Henning Wehn explains why you have to wait for the verb in German. In German, the verb always comes at the end of an often very long sentence. Henning proves that waiting for the verb can be as captivating as watching a good football match. Published on the BBC Languages portal: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Sport and Leisure

  • Keywords: German, sentence, grammar, verb, funny
Ideas for use in class
  • Change the meaning of sentences by changing the verb; predict the verb at the end of the sentence.
Background details
  • Clip language : German
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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