German games for language learners
Online German language learning games on this site were created for language learners of all ages, including school children, young kids and adult students. German language materials on Digital Dialects do not require any form of registration or provision of personal details and are completely free for anyone to use. Games are designed for inclusion in lesson plans, casual classroom study, as a self-study resource for at-home learning, and as a homework or homeschool study exercise. On the vocabulary lists given on the introductory pages you can learn the nouns, adjectives, phrases and sentences, and then test your comprehension levels with the practice exercises/quizzes. You will find the German vocabulary and German phrases given with English translations, along with audio recordings of spoken German. The German phrases sections will help you to begin communicating in spoken German language, and begin to make causal conversation with Germans. The numbers quiz and food vocabulary games will help you to begin to express basic needs and wants with shop keepers, and staff at train and bus stations. Digital Dialects German games are visual, user-friendly, fun and easy to use, and provide a simple linguistic pedagogy or language learning method suitable for schools and other kids' educational environments. Choose from the above German language learning subjects and play the language acquisition games.
About the German language
The German language is a West Germanic language, most widely spoken in Central European countries. Around 95 million people speak German as a first language, three-quarters of whom live in Germany. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language after English. It is an official language of German, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. For more information and interesting facts on the German language see the Actilingua article on German language
Online German games include:
German phrases - common and helpful phrases for beginner students. Basic communication with the most common greetings, and phrases for ordering food, reserving a hotel and asking directions Play the German phrases 1 first, and after you have learnt these sentences try the German phrases 2 game. Exercise and word list includes spoken German audio provided by a native speaker with a typical North German accent.
Numbers in German games- learning count in German numbers quiz and wordlist with audio.- 1-12, one of the first games beginners should play.13-20 builds on the first game with the numbers up to 20 included. 0-100 - a game for learning multiples of 10. Arithmetic style games in which you add the German words for numbers together to choose the correct answer.
Fruit and vegetables in German game - 15 of the most useful words for fruit and vegetables in a simple quiz with audio included. For elementary level German students and children.
Food and drinks in German game - some of the most useful food vocabulary with audio in a simple and colorful quiz designed for kids or school students and children. 15 words for beginner students.
Colors in German game - 11 words; the most common colors adjectives in the language.
Animals in German game - learn the vocabulary for animals and then choose either the game with 17 questions if you are not yet familiar with the vocabulary or the complete 33 question quiz.
Vocabulary quiz - game with vocabulary list and audio. Beginners may wish to first take the simpler quiz with 17 German words.
Telling the time in German - in this interactive activity and game you will learn to tell the time on the hour and the minutes past the hour in the German language.
Vocabulary builders - as you begin to acquire more vocabulary, these two games each offer 48 additional words. Match the German word with the corresponding English word. Vocabulary builder 1 and the second Vocabulary builder 2
German spelling games - this German words spelling section currently offers three games for spelling German words - colors, animals and vocabulary.
Mobile and tablet games for German - there are several games with audio on our German for mobile/tablets pages including colors, numbers, phrases, animals and vocabulary. If you come to this site with a mobile device you will be automatically redirected to this page.
We hope you had fun with these learning games! Good luck with your German language studies!
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