Present Perfect and da- and wo- Compounds
Lecture no. 13 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 25 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Learn to form compounds with da- and wo- plus a preposition, as in dahin (to there) and wohin (to where?). Then leave the present tense to meet your first past-tense form, confusingly called the present perfect. Concentrating on verbs classified as weak, discover that their present perfect forms are satisfyingly regular. Finally, practice getting these syntactic elements in the right order.