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New German Lesson: Passive Voice Formed with "Sein" - Grammar

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We're excited to announce that Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "Passive Voice Formed with "Sein" - Grammar", a new Intermediate level German language lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Das Passiv gebildet mit "Sein"
The Passive Voice Formed with "Sein"

In German one can use two different forms to convey the passive voice. The "werden" form, which we cover in another lesson, conveys that an action is currently taking place. For example, we would use the werden form to say, "The school is being renovated", i.e "Die Schule wird renoviert." The "sein" form, which we'll study in this lesson, conveys the result state of an action after it has taken place, for example, "The school is renovated" would be "Die Schule ist renoviert." Let's practice!

The windows are opened.
Die Fenster sind geöffnet.

The bill is paid.
Die Rechnung ist bezahlt.

The candle is lit.
Die Kerze ist angezündet.

Her parents are cared for.
Ihre Eltern sind versorgt.

His friends are invited to his party.
Seine Freunde sind zu seiner Party eingeladen.

Our car is repaired.
Unser Auto ist repariert.

The book on the table has been read.
Das Buch auf dem Tisch ist gelesen.

The buffet is prepared.
Das Buffet ist vorbereitet.

My son's bicycle is locked.
Das Fahrrad meines Sohnes ist angeschlossen.

The wedding date is canceled.
Der Termin der Hochzeit ist abgesagt.

The pencil is sharpened.
Der Bleistift ist angespitzt.

My room is now cleaned.
Mein Zimmer ist jetzt aufgeräumt.

The street has been closed since yesterday.
Die Straße ist seit gestern gesperrt.

You are hurt.
Du bist verletzt.

The concert is finished.
Das Konzert ist beendet.

The trees are damaged after the storm.

Die Bäume sind nach dem Sturm beschädigt. 

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