German Verbs [1b]

Level 1.2 [1b] verb list:

The Level [1b] verb list consists of the following 10 German verbs: arbeiten, aufwachen, bekommen, bestellen, besuchen, bringen, schlafen, suchen, verstehen and warten.

  1. arbeiten – to work
  2. aufwachen – to wake (up)
  3. bekommen – to get, to receive
  4. bestellen – to order (something)
  5. besuchen – to visit (someone, something)
  6. bringen – to bring (something)
  7. schlafen – to sleep
  8. suchen – to look (for), to search
  9. verstehen – to understand
  10. warten – to wait

If you have not learned the verbs on the previous lists, it is best to learn those first. The Level 1.1 [1a] verb list consists of 25 simple verbs. The modal verb list consists of six helper verbs. Once you memorize the previous verbs, you will be ready to start learning the 10 verbs in the level 1b verb list on this page.

After you memorize the level 1b verbs, you will be ready to move on to the next section, Level 1.3 [1c], and learn the next 10 verbs in the series.


Level 1.2 [1b] Books

The Level 1.2 [1b] DaF books use some of the most common verbs in the German language. Level 1.2 articles are written using words from the Level 1.2 [1b] verb list combined with previously learned verbs on the Level 1.1 [1a] and the modal (m) verb lists.

Below are some examples of verb usage.


Level 1.2 German Verb usage:

1. arbeiten – to work

Ich arbeite in einer Bank. Ich bin der Bankdirektor.
I work at a bank. I am the bank manager.

2. aufwachen – to wake (up)

Guten Morgen, Hannah. Du musst jetzt aufwachen.
Good morning, Hannah. You have to wake up now.

3. bekommen – to get

Wie bekommen wir mehr Geld?
How do we get more money?

4. bestellen – to order

Ich werde fünf DaF-Bücher online bestellen.
I am going to order five DaF books online.

5. besuchen – to visit

Wir werden Italien im Sommer besuchen.
We will visit Italy in the summer.

6. bringen – to bring

Kellner, bitte bringen Sie mir ein Speisekarte.
Waiter, please bring me a menu.

7. schlafen – to sleep

Ich muss mehr schlafen.
I need to get more sleep.

8. suchen – to look (for)

Suchen Sie die Autoschlüssel?
Are you looking for the car keys?

9. verstehen – to understand

Ich verstehe was du meinst.
I understand what you mean.

10. warten – to wait

Bitte warten Sie hier auf mich.
Please wait for me here.