German Grammar Grind: 'sein' Mastery Test

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German Grammar Grind: sein Mastery Test - Quiz

Embark on a linguistic journey with the "German Grammar Grind: 'Sein' Mastery Test," designed to sharpen your understanding of the essential German verb 'sein' (to be). This quiz delves into the conjugation and usage of 'sein,' a fundamental element in German grammar. Challenge yourself with questions that explore various tenses, persons, and contexts where 'sein' plays a crucial role. Whether you're a language enthusiast aiming to deepen your German grammar knowledge or a student seeking mastery, this quiz offers a comprehensive exploration of 'sein' in action. Navigate through scenarios that require precision in conjugation and unravel the nuances of expressing existence and identity in German. From present-tense affirmations to past-tense narratives, each question is a step towards mastering the intricacies of 'sein.' Click to partake in the "German Grammar Grind," where 'sein' becomes the focal point of your linguistic mastery. Test your knowledge, elevate your verb conjugation skills, and let the quiz be your guide to achieving fluency in expressing 'to be' in German. Viel Erfolg! (Good luck!)


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  • 1. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:I am tired. ---> Ich ______ müde. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "bin". In German, the verb "to be" is conjugated differently depending on the subject. In this sentence, the subject is "ich" which means "I". The correct conjugation for "ich" is "bin". Therefore, the sentence should be "Ich bin müde", which translates to "I am tired" in English.

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  • 2. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:You are intelligent. ---> Du ________ klug. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "bist". This is the correct form of the verb "sein" (to be) for the pronoun "du" (you). So the sentence translates to "Du bist klug" which means "You are intelligent" in English.

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  • 3. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:We are sad. ---> Wir ________ traurig. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "sind". In German, the verb "sein" (to be) is conjugated differently depending on the subject pronoun. In this case, since the subject pronoun is "wir" (we), the correct conjugation of "sein" is "sind". Therefore, the correct sentence is "Wir sind traurig", which translates to "We are sad" in English.

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  • 4. 

    • sein - to be •--------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:They are friendly. ---> Sie ________ freundlich. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sind" because the sentence "Sie sind freundlich" translates to "They are friendly" in English. The verb "sein" is conjugated as "sind" for the pronoun "sie" which means "they".

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  • 5. 

    • sein - to be •--------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:This is an apple. ---> Das ______ ein Apfel. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "ist". The sentence "Das ist ein Apfel" translates to "This is an apple" in English.

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  • 6. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they are Type the word missing from the sentence below:Here are two apples. ---> Hier ______ zwei Äpfel. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "sind". In the given sentence, the verb "sein" (to be) is used to indicate the existence of two apples. In German, the verb "sein" conjugates differently depending on the subject pronoun. In this case, the subject pronoun is "two apples" (plural), so the correct conjugation of "sein" is "sind". Therefore, the correct sentence is "Hier sind zwei Äpfel." which translates to "Here are two apples."

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  • 7. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:You are nice. (to two people) ---> Ihr ________ nett. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "seid". This is because the sentence is addressing two people, which requires the use of the pronoun "ihr" and the corresponding form of the verb "sein" (to be) which is "seid". Therefore, the correct sentence is "Ihr seid nett" which translates to "You are nice" in English.

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  • 8. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:The cat is black.  ---> Die Katze ______ schwarz. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ist" because it is the correct form of the verb "sein" (to be) for the subject "Die Katze" (the cat) in the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:The boy is athletic. ---> Der Junge _____ sportlich. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "ist". This is because the sentence is describing the boy, and in German, the verb "to be" is conjugated as "ist" when referring to a third-person singular subject, such as "der Junge" (the boy). Therefore, the correct sentence would be "Der Junge ist sportlich," which translates to "The boy is athletic."

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  • 10. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:The cats are black.  ---> Die Katzen ______ schwarz. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "sind". This is because the sentence is talking about multiple cats (Die Katzen) and the verb "to be" (sein) needs to agree with the subject in number. Therefore, the correct form of "to be" for plural subjects is "sind".

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  • 11. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:The mobile is old. ---> Das Handy _____ alt. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ist" because in the sentence "Das Handy ist alt," the verb "sein" (to be) is conjugated in the third person singular form "ist" to match the subject "Das Handy" (the mobile).

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  • 12. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:The snowman is white. ---> Der Schneemann ______ weiß. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ist" because it is the conjugated form of the verb "sein" (to be) that matches with the subject "Der Schneemann" (the snowman) in the sentence.

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  • 13. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:The snowmen are white. ---> Die Schneemänner ______ weiß. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "sind". This is because the verb "sein" (to be) is conjugated to match the subject "Die Schneemänner" (the snowmen) in the plural form. Therefore, the correct sentence is "Die Schneemänner sind weiß." which translates to "The snowmen are white."

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  • 14. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:We are friends. ---> Wir _______ Freunde. 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "sind". In German, the verb "sein" (to be) is conjugated differently depending on the subject. In this case, the subject is "wir" (we), so the correct conjugation is "sind". Therefore, the sentence should be "Wir sind Freunde." which translates to "We are friends."

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  • 15. 

    • sein - to be •---------------------ich bin - I amdu bist - you areer ist - he issie ist - she iswir sind - we areihr seid - you are (when speaking to more than one familiar person)sie sind - they areType the word missing from the sentence below:Are you sick? ---> _______ du krank? 

    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "Bist." This is the correct form of the verb "sein" (to be) for the pronoun "du" (you) in the present tense. Therefore, the sentence translates to "Are you sick?" in English.

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