When it comes to business in foreign language training, it is important to know your nouns, personal pronouns, verbs, descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and so on. When you have down pat the common communication skills in business you are on your way to success.
However, how do common communication skills benefit you in foreign language training?
If you haven’t figured this out by now, foreign language also uses nouns, syllables, verbs, etc in their communication. The differences are that verbs, nouns, etc change slightly in some cases and in others dramatically.
Like our language, verbs change when delivered in plural or singular words. In English we change singular by dropping an –s, and when we use plural form we add the –s. In some languages –e, -n, -s –t, etc often replaces the ending verb stem. Still, we want a basic knowledge in how to identify nouns, verbs, etc.
In German, strong verbs are important. We call these active verbs in our language. In some languages, singular forms with noun or verb stem endings, thus the sounds change. In some languages, such as French the people use nasal sounds to express words, which in our land we use the hissing sounds, which in comparison is similar. We also use present and past tense when speaking.
To help you relate in how do common communication skills benefit you in foreign language training we can review a few changes in the structures of foreign language and English in the business sector.
How the German Language changes patterns in present and past tense verbs:
Here is a list of German words in present and past tense. Commonly, German language uses ‘ich’ ‘wir’ ‘du,” reise, sitze, reiste, and saB. Take a close look at the words. Don’t worry about what it means at this time. If you know what it means, fine, you are advanced. Otherwise, bear with me.
The verb stem form in this language is a mixture of weak (passive verbs0 and strong verbs. (active verbs) Reise is an active verb, meaning travel. Sitze is a strong verb meaning sit. Reiste is a weak verb meaning traveled and SAB when translated from German to English means SAB. Notice with the weak verb reiste a –t- was added and with SAB the verb stem ending is capitalized. We see that German’s add t- capitals and in some instances –n instead of –s, which is commonly added to simple past tense verbs in English.
In business language, English or other languages, it is important to know your nouns, pronouns, active and passive verbs, descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and so on. When you know the grammar structure in one language, you will find it easier to learn grammar structure in other languages.
Now, you try it: I am going to write a couple of sentences and give you a list of words so that you can choose from the lesson to put a complete German sentence in order and then I want you to pick out the weak (passive) verbs and the strong (active) verbs.
Wir ________ nach Deutschland letztes Jahr. A.] Reisten B.] Sitzen C.) Reise
Interpreted: We traveled to Germany last year.
Choose the word that completes the sentence. Use the previous information to discover which word fits in to complete the sentence.
Now decide if the verb is passive or active:
Strong– simple past tense
If you were to do enough of these exercises, you would eventually develop skills in language communication and improve your German language too. One more:
Er _______ auf dem defekten Stuhl. A.] Sitze B.) sitzt C.) sitzen
Translated: He sit on the broken chair.
Answer: C. sitzt: this is present tense –Active