Ich hab’ mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 21 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Via a love story, encounter irregular strong verbs in the present perfect tense. Along the way, find out where the terms weak and strong come from (hint: the same scholar who compiled a famous collection of German fairy tales). Then explore vowel changes, known as ablaut, which characterize strong verbs. Cover all seven ablaut classes. Also, learn about model verbs and mixed-class verbs.