Exercise 3 for Lesson 10

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Personal pronouns Sie ich er

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 💬  Listen and repeat

In lesson 9, we already touched on the topic of diphthongs. They are sounds that are made from two different sounds. These are the most common ones: au, ai, ei, äu, and eu.

au: aus, Paul, Frau, auch

ai: Michail

ei: nein, bei, Polizei, leider

Ai and ei sound the same. Ei is more common. Meili is a Chinese name, not a German word. That’s why it’s pronounced differently.

äu: Verkäufer
eu: neu, Freundin, Euro, Deutsch

Also äu and eu sound the same. Eu is more common.

ie: these letters are also a unit, but they are not a diphthong. They just make one long i sound when they are together: sie, wie, Diebe

Grammar

We had 3 definite articles so far: der, die, and das. They all mean „the“ in English. Now, let’s take a closer look at their indefinite counterparts ein, and eine. Both mean „a“:

der Bruder
das Praktikum
die Hochzeit



ein Bruder
ein Praktikum
eine Hochzeit

We can see that eine is for feminine (die) nouns, and it takes the e from the article die. The article ein is both for masculine (der) and neuter (das) nouns.

And just like the English word „a“, ein and eine are both singular.

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  3   Rewrite the sentences
Change the articles from der/die/das to ein/eine
If you can’t write äöü, and ß then replace them with aeoeue, and ss.

die Arbeit   →   eine Arbeit


die Freundin   →   

das Café   → 

die Uhr   → 

der Arzt   → 

der Kaffee   →   ein Kaffee


die Bibliothek   → 

der Chef   → 

die Kellnerin   →   

der Informatiker   → 

die Lehrerin   → 

And now with full sentences. Don’t forget the punctuation marks (.,?!).


Der Mann muss telefonieren.   →  Ein Mann muss telefonieren.


Der Polizist will selbst einkaufen.   → 

Das Praktikum ist eigentlich gut.   → 

Die Studentin kommt übermorgen.   → 

Die Verkäuferin ist pünktlich.   → 


 

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