Exercise 3 for Lesson 10

indefinite articles

   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. […]

Exercise 2 for Lesson 10

indefinite articles

Grammar Like in English, the words for countries, languages, and nationalities are different: country FinnlandMexiko language FinnischSpanisch nationality der Finne der Mexikaner And also, some country nouns have an article (der, die, das), while others don’t: die USA, die Türkei ⇔ Mexiko, Finnland, Deutschland, Russland, China Last episode, we learned that German job titles are […]

Quick quiz for Lesson 10

indefinite articles

Remember: no more training wheels! Writing exercises are case-sensitive and punctuation-sensitive. If your device automatically capitalizes, then simply press the shift ⇧ key. Quick QuizEvery now and then we throw you in a little test situation so you can see how your skills have improved. Are you ready?  📝  Homework Your homework is: Describe your (former) classmates […]

Exercise 4 for Lesson 9

Talk about professions; German lessons: 9 | Wo arbeitest du? / Where do you work?: Paul and Anna are still sitting in the café, and they're talking about jobs. Paul was late for work the other day, and he was in trouble with his boss. Will he lose his job? Topic: talk about professions, spell names, alphabet part 3 Grammar: sentence type 3 (main clause): yes/no-question sentence / demonstrative pronouns (Fritz’ Auto? Das ist hier.)

More grammar The articles der, die, and das can also be used as demonstrative pronouns. In that case, they are almost always at the beginning of the sentence, and cannot be translated with „the“. See how they’re used to avoid repeating the noun by replacing it: Wo ist das Geld? Das haben die Großkauf-Diebe!Where is […]

Exercise 3 for Lesson 9

Talk about professions; German lessons: 9 | Wo arbeitest du? / Where do you work?: Paul and Anna are still sitting in the café, and they're talking about jobs. Paul was late for work the other day, and he was in trouble with his boss. Will he lose his job? Topic: talk about professions, spell names, alphabet part 3 Grammar: sentence type 3 (main clause): yes/no-question sentence / demonstrative pronouns (Fritz’ Auto? Das ist hier.)

Grammar When you ask something in a way that one can only answer with yes or no, your sentence has this basic structure: 1)  the verb(what are they doing?) Hast 2)  the subject(who/what is doing something?) du 3)  the rest of the sentence(when, where, what, etc.) das Geld? Hast du das Geld? Like in English, […]

Exercise 2 for Lesson 9

Talk about professions; German lessons: 9 | Wo arbeitest du? / Where do you work?: Paul and Anna are still sitting in the café, and they're talking about jobs. Paul was late for work the other day, and he was in trouble with his boss. Will he lose his job? Topic: talk about professions, spell names, alphabet part 3 Grammar: sentence type 3 (main clause): yes/no-question sentence / demonstrative pronouns (Fritz’ Auto? Das ist hier.)

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): Russland, muss, wissen, Stress, tschüss ß comes after a diphthong (au, äu, eu, ai, ei) or long vowel: heiße, weiß, dreißig, Adamstraße, Großkauf   2   Listen to […]

Exercise 3 for Lesson 8

sentence structure & verb conjugations

Talk about family, alphabet part 2

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

Exercise 2 for Lesson 8

sentence structure & verb conjugations

Talk about family, alphabet part 2

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

Exercise 4 for Lesson 8

sentence structure & verb conjugations

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

Exercise 4 for Lesson 7

Make an appointment & alphabet

More grammar When you make a statement or observation, the sentence has this basic structure: 1)  the subject(who/what is doing something?) Wir 2)  the verb(what are they doing?) gehen 3)  the rest of the sentence(when, where, what, etc.) einkaufen. Wir gehen einkaufen. And just like in English, the sentence ends with a period, the first […]

Exercise 2 for Lesson 7

Make an appointment & alphabet

Grammar We complete all singular verb forms in our list of regular verbs: kommen (to come)   ich komme du kommster, sie, es kommt wohnen (to live) ich wohnedu wohnster, sie, es wohnt arbeiten (to work) ich arbeitedu arbeitester, sie, es arbeitet So, with er, sie, and es, we add the ending -t to a verb. Except if it […]

Exercise 4 for Lesson 6

verb conjugations singular: du

Numbers till one million, newspaper article
W-questions & verb conjugations singular: (du) kommst, wohnst, arbeitest

Exercise 3 for Lesson 6

verb conjugations singular: du

Numbers till one million, newspaper article
W-questions & verb conjugations singular: (du) kommst, wohnst, arbeitest

Exercise 2 for Lesson 6

verb conjugations singular: du

Numbers till one million, newspaper article
W-questions & verb conjugations singular: (du) kommst, wohnst, arbeitest

9 | Wo arbeitest du?

Talk about professions; German lessons: 9 | Wo arbeitest du? / Where do you work?: Paul and Anna are still sitting in the café, and they're talking about jobs. Paul was late for work the other day, and he was in trouble with his boss. Will he lose his job? Topic: talk about professions, spell names, alphabet part 3 Grammar: sentence type 3 (main clause): yes/no-question sentence / demonstrative pronouns (Fritz’ Auto? Das ist hier.)

Talk about professions, spell names, alphabet 3

Yes/no-question sentence & demonstrative pronouns

8 | Ein Familienfoto

sentence structure & verb conjugations

Talk about family, alphabet 2

W-question sentence & conjugations: (wir, ihr, sie, Sie) kommen / kommt, wohnen / wohnt, arbeiten / arbeitet

7 | Wann hast du Zeit?

Make an appointment & alphabet

Make an appointment, alphabet 1

Declarative sentence & verb conjugations singular: (er, sie, es) kommt, wohnt, arbeitet

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