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Multimedia materials for learning german – Modal verbs 2

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The modal verbs "sollen" and "müssen"

An overview of the german modal verbs is given on the page Modal Verbs 1.

The german modal verbs "sollen" and "müssen" and their equivalents in English and French

German

French

English

müssen
Ich muss jetzt nach Hause (gehen).

devoir
Je dois rentrer à la maison maintenant.

must
I must go home now.

sollen
Was soll ich tun?

devoir
Qu'est-ce que je dois faire?

shall
What shall I do?


The use of sollen and müssen

The modal verb "sollen" is used in the following situations:


The modal verb "müssen" is used in the following situations:

The exercise covering this topic

You'll find the accompanying online exercise under the following link:

The exercise