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4 | Wie geht‘s?

How’s it going?

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Ask and answer "how are you"
Personal pronouns: ihr, sie (plural), Sie (plural)

pronouns in plural: ihr sie / Sie
Translations

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Jayes
particle
?

Anna: Yes?

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Hallohello
interjection
AnnaAnna (name)
noun (f.)
!

Paul: Hello, Anna!

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
PaulPaul (name)
noun (m.)
! Wiehow / like; as (comparison)
adverb
geht'sgoes it
verb
?

Anna: Paul! How's it going?

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Gutgood; well
adjective
, dankethank / thanks
verb / particle
! Undand
conjunction
selbstself; even
particle
?

Paul: Fine, thank you! And yourself?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Auchalso, too, as well
adverb
gutgood; well
adjective
. Undand
conjunction
werwho; whoever
adverb
istis
verb
dasthe (neuter); that
article
?

Anna: Also fine. And who is this?

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Dasthe (neuter); that
article
istis
verb
MeiliMeili (Chinese name)
noun (f.)
. Sieshe
personal pronoun
kommtcomes
verb
ausout; out of; from
preposition
ChinaChina
noun
. MeiliMeili (Chinese name)
noun (f.)
, dasthe (neuter); that
article
istis
verb
AnnaAnna (name)
noun (f.)
MaywaldMaywald (last name)
noun
, einea
article
Freundinfemale friend; girlfriend
noun (f.)
.

Paul: This is Meili. She comes from China. Meili, this is Anna Maywald, a friend.

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
Gutengood
adjective
Tagday
noun (m.)
Frauwoman; Ms.; Mrs. / wife
noun (f.)
MaywaldMaywald (last name)
noun
!

Meili: Hello Ms. Maywald!

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Gutengood
adjective
Tagday
noun (m.)
. Waswhat / something (coll.)
adverb
kanncan
verb
ichI
personal pronoun
fürfor
preposition
Sieyou (formal)
personal pronoun
tunto do; make; put
verb
?

Anna: Hello. What can I do for you?

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
IchI
personal pronoun
möchtewould like
verb
hierhere
adverb
studierento study (in university)
verb
.

Meili: I would like to study here.

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Ahaaha; ah I see
particle
. Dannthen
adverb
...

Anna: Aha. Then ...

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Ohoh
interjection
neinno
particle
! IchI
personal pronoun
mussmust
verb
zurto the
preposition
Arbeitwork; job; labor
noun (f.)
.

Paul: Oh no! I have to go to work.

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
Ohoh
interjection
... Tschüssbye
interjection
, PaulPaul (name)
noun (m.)
! Dankethank / thanks
verb / particle
!

Meili: Oh ... bye, Paul! Thanks!

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Bitteplease; you're welcome
particle
! Tschüssbye
interjection
! AnnaAnna (name)
noun (f.)
, wirwe
personal pronoun
telefonierento telephone; talk on the phone
verb
morgentomorrow
adverb
!

Paul: You’re welcome! Bye! Anna, we phone tomorrow! (meaning: let’s have a phone call tomorrow)

New words

 

die Arbeit
the work; job

aha
aha; ah I see

auch
also, too

dann
then

eine
a (female)

die Freundin
the female friend; girlfriend

für
for

er, sie, es geht
he, she, it goes

gut
good; well

ihr
you 
(plural); her

ich kann
I can

ich möchte
I would like

morgen
tomorrow

ich muss
I must

selbst
self; even

Sofia
Sofia (name)

telefonieren
to telephone

tschüss
bye

tun
to do; make

zur
to the

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Hint

In „das ist Anna Maywald, eine Freundin“, we see that das can also mean that. The article eine is the female form of ein.

And just as you can say „I want out“ instead of „I want to walk out“ in English, you can sometimes drop the main verb in German and say „ich muss zur Arbeit“ instead of „ich muss zur Arbeit gehen“.

  1   Comprehension quiz

Paul forgot that he’s supposed to be on his way to work.
When they enter the office, Anna already knows Meili and what she wants.
Anna is Paul’s girlfriend.
Anna Maywald is in her office, and learns that Meili wants to enroll in a course of study.

 

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