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8 | Ein Familienfoto

A family photo

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Talk about family, alphabet part 2
The w-question sentence & verb conjugations plural: (wir, ihr, sie, Sie) kommen/kommt, wohnen/wohnt, arbeiten/arbeitet

sentence structure & verb conjugations
Translations

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Ein a
article
Foto photo
noun (n.)
! Sehr very
adverb
schön pretty; beautiful; handsome
adjective
. Wer who; whoever
adverb
ist is
verb
das the (neuter); that
article
?

Paul: A photo! Very nice. Who is this?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Das the (neuter); that
article
ist is
verb
die the (feminine) / plural
article
Familie family
noun (f.)
von from; of; by
preposition
Tim Tim (name)
noun (m.)
.

Anna: This is Tim‘s family.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Aha aha; ah I see
particle
, und and
conjunction
warum why
adverb
hast have
verb
du you
personal pronoun
das the (neuter); that
article
Foto photo
noun (n.)
von from; of; by
preposition
Tims Tim's
noun
Familie family
noun (f.)
?

Paul: Aha, and why do you have the photo of Tim‘s family?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Tim Tim (name)
noun (m.)
braucht needs
verb
es it
personal pronoun
für for
preposition
die the (feminine) / plural
article
Hochzeit wedding
noun (f.)
. Das the (neuter); that
article
ist is
verb
Tims Tim's
noun
Schwester sister
noun (f.)
und and
conjunction
das the (neuter); that
article
ist is
verb
der the (masculine)
article
Freund boyfriend
noun (m.)
von from; of; by
preposition
Tims Tim's
noun
Schwester sister
noun (f.)
. Sie they
personal pronoun
heiraten to marry; get married
verb
!

Anna: Tim needs it for the wedding. This is Tim‘s sister and this is the boyfriend of Tim‘s sister. They’re getting married! (literally: ‘they marry’)

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Wann when
adverb
heiraten to marry; get married
verb
sie they
personal pronoun
?

Paul: When are they getting married?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Die the (feminine) / plural
article
Hochzeit wedding
noun (f.)
ist is
verb
morgen tomorrow
adverb
!

Anna: The wedding is tomorrow!

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Aha aha; ah I see
particle
, und and
conjunction
wer who; whoever
adverb
ist is
verb
das the (neuter); that
article
hier here
adverb
?

Paul: Aha, and who is this here?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Das the (neuter); that
article
ist is
verb
der the (masculine)
article
Vater father
noun (m.)
, das the (neuter); that
article
ist is
verb
die the (feminine) / plural
article
Mutter mother
noun (f.)
und and
conjunction
hier here
adverb
ist is
verb
der the (masculine)
article
Bruder brother
noun (m.)
.

Anna: This is the father, this is the mother and here is the brother.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Ah ah
interjection
, und and
conjunction
hier here
adverb
ist is
verb
Tim Tim (name)
noun (m.)
.

Paul: Ah, and here is Tim.

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Und and
conjunction
hier here
adverb
ist is
verb
die the (feminine) / plural
article
Frau woman; Ms.; Mrs. / wife
noun (f.)
von from; of; by
preposition
Tims Tim's
noun
Bruder brother
noun (m.)
.

Anna: And here is the wife of Tim‘s brother.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Die the (feminine) / plural
article
Frau woman; Ms.; Mrs. / wife
noun (f.)
? Wo where
adverb
?

Paul: The wife? Where?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Hier here
adverb
!

Anna: Here!

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Äh ugh; er
interjection
, sind are
verb
sie she; they
personal pronoun
nicht not
particle
geschieden divorced
adjective
?

Paul: Ugh, aren’t they divorced?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Nein no
particle
, sie she; they
personal pronoun
sind are
verb
verheiratet married
adjective
.

Anna: No, they are married.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Oh oh
interjection
! ... Und and
conjunction
wer who; whoever
adverb
ist is
verb
das the (neuter); that
article
?

Paul: Oh! ... And who is this?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Das the (neuter); that
article
ist is
verb
die the (feminine) / plural
article
Oma granny; grandma (short version)
noun (f.)
.

Anna: This is the grandma.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Wie how / like; as (comparison)
adverb
war was
adverb
es it
personal pronoun
eigentlich actual(ly); anyways; by the way
particle
mit with; by means of
preposition
Meili Meili (Chinese name)
noun (f.)
?

Paul: By the way, how was it with Meili?

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Super great; super
particle
! Meili Meili (Chinese name)
noun (f.)
ist is
verb
nett nice; pleasant
adjective
!

Anna: Great! Meili is nice!

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Ja yeah
particle
... Hey hey
interjection
!

Paul: Yeah ... hey!

Anna:Anna (name)
noun (f.)
Was what / something (coll.)
adverb
?

Anna: What?

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Du you
personal pronoun
gehst go
verb
morgen tomorrow
adverb
zur to the
preposition
Hochzeit wedding
noun (f.)
. Warum why
adverb
bin am
verb
ich I
personal pronoun
nicht not
particle
eingeladen invited
participle
?

Paul: You’re going to the wedding tomorrow. Why am I not invited?

New words

 

äh
ugh; er

er, sie, es braucht
he, she, it needs

der Bruder
the brother

eingeladen
invited

die Familie
the family

das Foto
the photo

der Freund
the friend

du gehst
you go

geschieden
divorced

heiraten
to marry; get married

die Hochzeit
the wedding

mit
with

die Mutter
the mother

die Oma
the grandma

schön
pretty; handsome

die Schwester
the sister

sehr
very

Tim
Tim (name)

der Vater
the father

verheiratet
married

ich, er, sie, es war
I, he, she, it was

  1   Comprehension quiz

Tim’s sister and her boyfriend are going to get married tomorrow.
Anna met with Meili and thinks she is nice.
Anna shows Paul the photo of Tim’s family because she wants to marry him.

 

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5 Responses

    1. Hi Argelia,

      “verhairatet” means married. “Sie sind verheiraten” is wrong because it would mean “they are marry.” And the verb “verheiraten” is only used if, for example, a priest gets 2 other people married, not himself.

  1. Hi, thx for your positive reply to my correction. Appreciate your conscientiousness.
    By the way, please note my last name: Workman.
    Michael in Tokyo

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