Transport

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Transport

Transport comes up in several areas, such as being able to say how you get to school or how you travel to your holiday destination.

The first thing to remember is that you use the verb "fahren" (to go) with transport and the verb "gehen" (to go) when no transport is mentioned:

For example:

Ich fahre mit dem Bus.

Ich gehe zu Fuss.

The second thing to remember is that if you are going to say where and when you are going as well as how you are going in the same sentence, you must be careful with the word order and the phrases must come in this order:

Time Manner Place

For example:

Ich fahre jeden Montag (Time) mit dem Auto (manner) nach Hamburg (place).

The third thing to remember is that if you are talking about a journey that took place in the past, you should use the perfect tense. Verbs of motion take "sein" in the perfect tense.

For example:

Ich bin mit dem Auto gefahren.

The fourth thing to remember is that when you say "by train, by car... etc", you say "mit dem" for masculine and neutral words and "mit der" for feminine words.

The next thing to make sure of is that you know your vocabulary!

Here are some names of different types of transport. Decide whether the words take "mit dem" or "mit der" by dragging the introductions into the gaps:

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