Quiz: 8 Common English Questions that Germans Have Trouble Answering Correctly

Typical Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes: Quiz

Want to sound more natural, and less German, when speaking English? Then you are in the right place. These 8 questions highlight some of the mistakes that I hear again and again from my German students. That is, until I show them the right way to answer them.

Read each question and then translate the answer from German into English. After doing so, look at my answer to see if you got it right!

Here's the assignment!

1 – Wo wohnst du?
Where do you live?
Translate: Ich wohne in Berlin.


2 – Seit wann wohnst du da?
How long have you lived there?
Translate: Ich wohne seit 4 Jahren in Berlin

3 – Wie alt warst du als du dein High School Abschluss gemacht hast?
How old were you when you finished high school?
Translate: Ich habe meinen Abschluss mit 18 gemacht.

4 – Was hast du letztes Wochenende gemacht?
What did you do last weekend?
Translate: Letztes Wochenende bin ich mit der Bahn nach München gefahren.

5 – Was machst du beruflich?
What do you do for a living?
Translate: Ich bin Englischlehrer.


6 – Wo arbeitest du?
Where do you work?
Translate: Ich arbeite bei English With Nick.

7 – Wann war das letze mal, dass du im Urlaub warst?
When was the last time you were on holiday?
Translate: Ich war vor 3 Monaten im Urlaub.

8 – Was machst du gerne? What do you like to do? Translate: Ich mag es, Sport zu machen. Ich mag es auch, Fotos von der Natur zu machen.

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