Exercise 2 for Lesson 9

Hint

The letters ß and ss sound the same, but are not used in the same way:

  • ss comes after a short vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or umlaut (ä, ö, ü): Russlandmuss, wissen, Stress, tschüss
  • ß comes after a diphthong (au, äu, eu, ai, ei) or long vowel: heiße, weißdreißig, Adamstraße, Großkauf

  2   Listen to Paul thinking about his week & choose the right translation

1)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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2)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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3)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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4)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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5)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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6)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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7)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

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He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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8)
I have to get to work on time!

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And Fritz is looking for the Großkauf Thieves!

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She wants to study here.

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I help Meili, and we’re looking for Anna’s office.

Unselect

He says, I’m not punctual.

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And then the boss is stressing out!

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And Tim’s sister is getting married tomorrow!

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And I’m not invited! By the way, why not?

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2 Responses

  1. Hey,

    Thank you for all this beautiful content! I want to ask why we don`t use ‘ss’ instead of ‘ß’ when writing Adamstraße or Großkauf. The difference between ‘ss’ and ‘ß’ is not super clear to me in that kind of example.

    1. Hi! Thanks! That’s because the vowel (a, e, i, o, u) in the words Adamstraße and Großkauf is long, not short. You can hear that it’s, for example, longer than the a in “Frankfurt”.

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