Learn German In 6 Days!

By: Zane Madison This book will greatly help your understanding of the German language. Instruction and practice is the only way you will learn. If you live in or travel in a German speaking country and want to improve your skills, this is for you. If you have an interest in German or want an A+ in your schoolwork, this is also for you. Best of luck and Auf Wiedersehen for now!

The German Alphabet
The German alphabet is the most important feature to learn. The same goes for any language, if you do not know what letters make up basic words, how can you put a word together? More importantly, how is it spelled? The German alphabet is a crucial part in understanding the language. Please take a look over this chart to make sure you have grasped the concept. Many words in English that are broken down into letter form are pronounced with longer sayings in German. Once you feel you know this chart, head on over to the next lesson. If you may have noticed right from the start, this alphabet has 30 characters. Yes, that is four more than our English counterpart. I urge you to memorize this list. You will be much better off, good luck! Hint: Can you notice the similarity to English?


Aa Ää Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Öö Pp Qq Rr Ss ß Tt Uu Üü Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz


and so on.German Vowels The letters which represent the German vowels are the same as English. Now on the other side of this coin is the long vowel. Also known as pairing. Please note for a side reference that there is also a "super short" sounding vowel sound but that is not really necessary at this point. "oo". it is most likely a short vowel. Sometimes this is also called a "tense" vowel as well. Now what is a long and short vowel you ask? Short vowels or otherwise known as "lax". Once you understand how the classification works. Also just 3 . this is when you see the vowel repeated twice. Normally it is easiest to know if the vowel is short by using one simple trick. "ö". "e". What does "a bunch" mean exactly? I mean at least two or more consonants following the vowel. Another common factor which is a dead giveaway is the doubling of vowels. Would you like to know this simple tip? If there are a bunch of consonants following the vowel. "i". "o". Do you happen to know what those categories might be? The categories are long and short. it is easy to pick out a long and short vowel. have a quick distinct sound to them. There is one exception though. Remember how short vowels could be pointed out because they had two or more consonants following them? Well a long vowel can be pointed out by having only a single consonant following it. and that is the addition of three extra vowels. Examples are "aa". The vowels are separated into two main categories. German vowels have a distinct difference as compared to the English language. "ü". Not too complicated is it now? Let us move on. "a". "ee". "u". Let us take a look shall we? There are eight vowels in German and they are. "ä". What are the important things to know about this category? Well there are a few actually.

In no time at all you will have the grasp of the vowels and how they play an important part into the structure of this language. The German language however. just like English and any other language does. not that hard to learn. How do you know when to use these dots though? 4 . it is not unusual for a long or tense sounding vowel to have the letter "h" following the vowel. please go back and read it a couple of times. The "Umlaut" letters are letters with the dots above them. Are you ready to continue? German Alphabet Pronunciation German alphabet pronunciation is in all honesty. As with anything. good. If you did not fully understand this just by reading. This sound is done using the front part of your mouth. This may be a little harder for some of us. What do the dots mean exactly? These dots are used to create a sharper sound. does have special characters called "Umlaut". things take practice. since the English language does not use this kind of sound technique. learning the German vowels is pretty basic. let us continue then. What distinguishes an "Umlaut" from a regular letter? Take a look below at the German alphabet pronunciation table and see if you can point out which letters are a little bit different. Have you found them? Ok. This alphabet actually sounds a little similar to English in a few ways. Take your time trying to learn and proceed when ready.to point out as a side note. As you can see. Each letter has its own special sound. In fact it's very easy.

Deh Ee .Uh Üü Vv . how do we end a sentence? We end a sentence with a period mark of course.Emm Nn .Hah Ii .Oh Öö Pp .Iks 5 .Kuh Rr .Veh Xx .You do not have to know.Beh Cc .Ess ß Tt .Geh Hh .. Aa . The dots on these letters are sort of "just there". They are a rule and are used in conjunction with certain words.Ah Ää Bb . So too.Enn Oo . do certain words automatically use the "Umlaut" letters.Eff Gg . Is this confusing you a little bit? Think for example.Kah Ll .Peh Qq .Teh Uu .Eh Ff .Ih Jj .Fau Ww .Err Ss .Tseh Dd .Yott Kk .El Mm .

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as this term only applies to the combination of vowels. Once again. We have something similar in English. They are: • • • • "au" (pronounced like the “ow” in “Howard”) "eu" and “äu” ( both like the “oy” in oyster”) "ei" and “ai” ( both like “eye”) “ie” (like “eeh”) 7 . where the combination sh makes you pronounce it in a different way than each letter is pronounced. you will be able to say words even if you have never seen them before. So learn the letters and diphthongs or rather know what they are. What does this mean? It means German really isn't that confusing. In German some sounds are created by using diphthongs. It is rather simple really. Once you know how to pronounce the letters. You pronounce the word as you see it. Hey. Instead of pronouncing each vowel separately. Exceptions normally come from words that have a foreign (English. Take the word “fish”. and how to go about saying them. There are no real exceptions like English has and this is what makes learning this language fun and interesting. But it’s the same principle. Instead of silent letters. you blend them together. “sch” is the same sound as “sh” in English. “sch” is not a diphthong. French) background. You are not going to be tricked. strictly speaking. the diphthongs are a combination of two vowels. The German language is a lot more into phonetics than our English counterpart. In German. “Fisch” has the same pronunciation. to keep the example. and. most words are a "say what you see" deal. you just learned another word! I’m sure you can remember this one! Although.German Diphthongs German diphthongs are basically two vowels which are put together.

you will notice many cities and towns having a mixed background. I am sure you will find the city you are looking for. Perhaps some will even sound a little bit Ukrainian. “burg”. Common endings for towns and cities include “-stadt”. that this software is a great program for people who want to travel to Germany. They are sorted by alphabetical order. it got its old name Chemnitz back. This is true because of migration and the influence of other cultures. or a French one. Also remember. An example of this was the name change of the East German city of Karl-Marx-Stadt. wars. and consonants will give you a strong solid base. When you travel around Germany.Learning the diphthongs. Please take a look over this chart. Some towns will have a Polish sounding name. Below I have compiled a list of all the major cities in Germany. “-ingen” and “-ow”. After the time when the Berlin Wall was torn down. It will allow you to progressively and actively speak the German language without wondering what or when to use a certain letter. and politics. Some of these factors include the origin of the German language. German City Names German city names are based on many factors. “-hausen”. “-berg”. I encourage you to act now as well and take hold of this software if you really are serious about learning German. If you are planning to travel to Germany this would be great to know. 8 . I am confident these lessons will make you better understand the German language. “-furt”. alphabet.

Aachen Augsburg Bergisch Gladbach Berlin Bielefeld Bochum Bonn Bottrop Braunschweig Bremen Bremerhaven Chemnitz Cottbus Darmstadt Dessau Dortmund Dresden Duisburg Düren Düsseldorf Erfurt Erlangen Essen Esslingen Flensburg Frankfurt Freiburg Fürth Gelsenkirchen Gera Göttingen Gütersloh Hagen Halle 9 .

Hamburg Hamm Hanau Hannover Heidelberg Heilbronn Herne Hildesheim Ingolstadt Iserlohn Jena Kaiserslautern Karlsruhe Kassel Kiel Koblenz Köln Krefeld Leipzig Leverkusen Lübeck Ludwigsburg Ludwigshafen Lünen Magdeburg Mainz Mannheim Marl Minden Moers Mönchengladbach Mülheim München Münster Neuss 10 .

Nürnberg Oberhausen Offenbach Oldenburg Osnabrück Paderborn Pforzheim Potsdam Ratingen Recklinghausen Regensburg Remscheid Reutlingen Rostock Saarbrücken Salzgitter Schwerin Siegen Solingen Stuttgart Trier Ulm Velbert VillingenSchwenningen Wiesbaden Wilhelmshaven Witten Wolfsburg Wuppertal Würzburg Zwickau 11 .

but it really isn't. There are a few differences however. A couple of the "ich" and/or "ach" sounds in German may be troublesome for you.German Consonants Many German consonants are pronounced similarly to our English language. some consonants are pronounced sharper than usual. The "ch" can be pronounced in two different ways. u and au it is pronounced like in the Scottish word “loch”. Just remember a few simple rules. “g” is pronounced like “k” and "d" is pronounced like a "t". Try not to pronounce certain consonants heavily. you will be speaking the language in no time at all. At the end of a word. 12 . Just try sounding off the words with the pronunciation techniques you learned in the German alphabet. it becomes second nature to you. otherwise it is pronounced in the front of the mouth. This is the German language. pronounced LY-EN). But the rule for that is easy: if the h follows a vowel. not the English language. If it precedes a vowel. it’s silent (like in “leihen” (borrow). such as the letter "r". o. it’s pronounced (like in “Hut” (hat). There are also a few others. There is no sound like that in English. They are tricky to pronounce at first but once you understand them. This may seem like a lot to take in. If you keep these things in mind and follow the course. In those cases the letter "b" is pronounced like a "p". See for yourself today how it can help you! The “h” can be silent or pronounced. pronounced HOOT) Do not try to pronounce everything as you would in English. This software course is a great help to master German pronunciation. If it follows a. Pronunciation of some grouped consonants in a little bit different as well.

It is a sound that is not needed for us to communicate. 13 . The vowels are. dative and accusative. Think of it as riding a bike. The hardest of the vowels to learn is the "umlaut". There is no blending or rubbing or the vowels. Every German vowel has its own clear pronunciation. Short vowels are pronounced with a short crisp clear sound. German Adjectives German adjectives. and "ü". The skill will come with time so do not get disheartened. it only takes a couple minutes longer to learn. Try practicing this technique a little bit before diving into words. German has long vowels and short ones. "i". This ending. normally go in front of the noun which they are modifying. depends on several factors like the gender of the following noun and the case. "ä". With only a couple extra vowels. if you never have ridden a bike. which is mostly “-e” in the singular and “-en” in the plural. There are four cases in the German language: nominative. You’ll get some examples for that in a minute. The "umlaut" is spoken from the front of the mouth. The different cases are used depending on the function of the sentence. We can consider the extra vowels special sounding vowels for now.German Vowel Pronunciation German vowel pronunciation is easier to learn than most people believe it to be. genitive. "u". you never forget. "ö". It uses the tongue in a curling action to produce the sound needed. Once you know how though. "a". "o". This will make things easier. "e". German adjectives have an ending before a noun. This is because the English language does not use it. it will be a little tricky to learn at first.

To see this in action with interactivity and audio please visit this site here. or neutral. This makes it easy for us to pick out. In the plural it is “die kleinen Jungen” (the little boys). It is the loner. and so on. Did you forget what a direct object is? It is an animal. person. Dative deals with the indirect object of the sentence. Examples of these are “der”. The accusative ending must also reflect the case of the preceding noun. Take the term “der kleine Junge” (the little boy). Let us have a look at the dative case. upon changing from “-e” in the nominative to “-en” in the accusative. feminine. Does that make a little more sense? Accusative endings are the same as those in the nominative case most of the time. You can ask yourselves “who” or “what” to find the subject of a sentence that you are looking for. Why is this so? Nominative cases use articles most of the time. "eine". thing. As you can see. or something which the action of the sentence is happening about or to. Here the ending is “-e”.The nominative adjective refers to the subject of a sentence. Do you remember what the accusative format dealt with? It’s the object of the sentence. not too difficult. Now don't you wish English had that? What a struggle it was to learn all of this is grammar school. it just takes practice and a bit of learning to master the basics of German. Accusative adjectives and articles are directly related to one another. whether it is masculine. Keep reading for the rest of our adjective lesson. Think of it as the popular thing in the sentence. The questions of are normally used in conjunction with nominative adjectives. since nouns start with a capital letter. The accusative case is the direct object of a sentence. See. Let us move on to the accusative adjectives now. What all the buzz is about. This time it is not 14 . the only one which has a different appearance. The exception to this rule is with the masculine gender. "ein". "die".

female. In German. Question words are to whom or what the sentence is about. neutral. Learn German the easy way. learn them. Let's take a look at this closer. the fun way. people. and you will be much better off! Prepositions come in many different shapes and forms. German Prepositions German prepositions can only be learned in one way: you have to memorize them. We have this idea in our heads of how a language should be conducted. This happens to be one of those times. They deal with travel. 15 . we come to the genitive case. We must step back away for a moment and take a look at what this is all about. Memorize the prepositions. Learning German prepositions is absolutely critical if you want to speak the language. "To whom did he throw the ball?" "To whom are you speaking?" To see full lots of examples of what I am explaining in action pick yourself up a copy of this software today. and gender to name a few. The ending of adjectives in the dative case is easy: it’s “-en” for all (male. Learning a second language can be problematic because we already know how to speak one language. Sometimes in life there is no shortcut to the high road. Like in “my parent’s house”. A couple of examples include. The endings adjectives are identical to the dative case. Finally.about who or what the action is being performed by but rather who or what the action is being performed to. In English you use the apostrophe-s ‘s or “of” to express this. the genitive shows the possession of something. singular or plural).

and through. What do we do when we are sick? We take something for our sickness correct? Well in German. and then practice everything you have learned utilizing the ultimate this software package. German has more and you have to know when to use each preposition. bei. Not too much different here either. Just like in adjectives. A couple of the main German accusative prepositions include für. von. and zwischen. First of all. Dative can either be "always dative" or "sometimes dative". These mean at. In English these mean for. Now we shall go on towards the dative case. we have the accusative and dative cases with prepositions. The meaning of these in the same order is. learn the basics of German grammar as I am teaching you. The common dative prepositions include aus. We will go over the basics of the accusative prepositions now. A two way preposition can have more than one English meaning or translation. mit. 16 . and to. A couple of the "two way" prepositions include an. Just like in the accusative case. and durch. on. gegen. and between. besides. all prepositions are in the same case. be wary of translations between the languages though. there are two different kinds. to. from. See the difference here? It is little subtle things like this which make up the whole picture. auf.A good example is if you are sick. außer. and zu. It is best if you learn the vocabulary. English has the object of the preposition. Certain German prepositions are ruled by the accusative case. There are ones that will always be accusative. you would take something against your sickness. upon. Then there are ones that can either be dative or accusative. against. by (or with). As I mentioned earlier in this free course. near. I would suggest you become familiar with these as they are used a lot in German. from.

which makes them easy to identify. in Deutschland (in Germany) 17 . order from restaurants. sehr (very). tell the time. leise (quietly). immer (always). They tell you “when. In English. wohin”. and ask people simple questions. Utilizing the tools given here will make you a better speaker. It will allow you to speak basic conversation. gestern (yesterday). respectively. früh (early) MANNER: schwierig (difficult). Not so in German. bald (soon). vielleicht (maybe) PLACE: hier (here).I hope this gives you some sort of basic foundation in learning what prepositions are all about. The power of learning German is in your hands. Viel Glück! German Adverbs & Directions German adverbs are used in many different ways. überall (everywhere). zu Hause (at home). adverbs normally end with ”ly”. third grade? An adverb helps the verb in the sentence. ziemlich (rather). how long”. “how” and “wo. Here are some examples from each category: TIME: heute (today). That is a really general summary of what it does. leider (unfortunately). for the manner and for the place. dort (there). Let us refresh our heads really quick and try to recall what an adverb is? Can you find that memory somewhere in your brain? When did we learn that anyways. manchmal (sometimes). Let us take a look at the German meanings then shall we? There are three categories of adverbs: those for time. They have different reasons for using them and I am here to help you.

Now that you have that under your belt. "Where is my hat?". turn. What do you do when you travel? You ask for directions that's what! So with no further delay. it would be completely different if you were to ask "Where is she going?". such as left. So to make things easy. asking-directions related words and their meanings. If you ask "Where is my hat?". 18 . So if you were to ask. you would use "wo". easy questions equal easy answers. keep in mind that German has many meanings. who want to learn German. how often do you think before you act? I really hope you do. but I think if you asked the average person. use these rules. back. If you are going to ask something with the word "where" in the question. You should ask questions using basic German words. "Where is she going?". If you were to ask. make your question easy. it is time to consider the consequences. You may be the world's greatest person at asking for directions in German. you would have no idea what they said back. If this does not help in any way do not start crying and freaking out. the second one for a motion or direction. you would use "wohin". Do you see what I am getting at? The first one is asking for a location. The word "wohin" is used when talking about motion or direction. do you have any darn clue on what the answer will be and how to comprehend it? Perhaps. Control yourself and use the ever so known way of communication. It is a simple concept. The word "wo" is about asking location. let us dive in. and so on.This lesson will focus on the uses of adverbs in asking directions. That's right. When you ask how to get to a certain place. What do I mean by this? I mean that the use of the word can be something totally different in another context. Draw a picture! Below is a list of common adverbs. right. Why would I choose directions? Most people. use it for traveling. Yet.

Ankommen Where is… .Süden West . The rose branches may be cut. Conjugating a verb is sort of like cutting a rose. It is not too difficult at all.Gehen Leaving .Links Right . but the stem is strong and firm.Norden East .Zurück Forward . Weird analogy you might think? Well let me show you why. does not change. let us begin this lesson.Osten South .Geradeaus North .Wie komme ich nach… How far is it to… .Rechts Going .Vorwärts Left . bloom with flower petals.Westen Back .Straight ahead . and it is extremely important if you don't want to sound like a retard when speaking German! With no further delays.Bitte sprechen Sie langsam German Verb Conjugation German verb conjugation is a great aspect of the German language. 19 . as we all know. The stem of a rose.Wie weit ist es nach… Please speak slowly .Wo ist… How do I get to… . broken off. It is always constant.Verlassen Arriving .

looked. just the stem. And the stem is this basic form without the ending. what do you think the stem is? Right. Well. jump. So if we take the verb “gehen”. Do not get disheartened though. Which endings do you have to add to the stem? That depends on the context of the verb. How about running. What are some verbs in English that we can look at first? Think of some off the top of your head. and apply the change as necessary. keep it constant. to go. once you find it. it’s “geh”. and trip. For regular verbs in the present tense the endings are: „-e” ich gehe (I go) „-st“ du gehst (you go) „-t” er/sie/es geht (he/she/it goes) „-en“ wir gehen (we go) „-t“ ihr geht (you go) 20 . Conjugation in German is not hard. The infinitive form of regular German verbs ends with "en".So is the stem of a verb. The same principles and ideas apply to the stems of verbs in German. Let me explain. jumping. Does that sound easy to you? It does to me. It requires identifying the stem of the verb and knowing what to do with it. walk. and tripped. look. Now let us have a look at a German example. it does have more verb endings than English. Let us look at an example. Now you may be wondering just how many verb endings the German language has. which alone is not a word. walked. Some verb endings are normally repeated and there is some sort of pattern to things. Locate the stem. What is the stem of these verbs? The stem of these verbs is run.

If we can quickly go back and recap what a verb stem is. singular could mean him or her. and "t". For the plural verbs. For this lesson. "e". For some reason people tend to have a better understanding of all the verb types after they have seen the conjugation and separation of verbs. as well as irregular verbs. The plural of that would be them. But you can learn and practice all that and more in detail using this course. There are singular and plural endings. we would know that it does not change. just to keep things simple. obviously. The same goes for German. let us review the singular verb endings. the endings include. We took a look at the conjugation of verbs and how to do that in the last lesson. German Verbs I decided to place German verbs after German verb conjugation because I thought it would flow better. Singular verbs deal with the status of one. This is true for all regular verbs in 21 .„-en“ sie gehen (they go) Unfortunately there are irregular verbs as well. "st". Here are a few of the endings for verbs. I will be reviewing verb endings with you. the endings include. What about irregular verbs? Do they not have a place in this language too? They most certainly do. First. and "t" respectively. But we will tackle that in a minute. and let me show you just what they are all about. For the singular verbs. "en". In English. and like in English the endings change with the tense you use (like we add “-ed” in the past tense).

you will get the grasp of this with practice and only with practice will you master the basics. feminine. camera. German nouns are not that difficult. what about English? There are 283 irregular verbs in English. What is a noun again? Are they not things. so be prepared for the unexpected. Examples of nouns include computer. as with anything. This depends on the use of course and what you are using the noun for. and have fun doing so! You may be interested to know that there are 170 irregular verbs in the German language. and so on. cloud. In fact. Let's have a look at a couple examples of irregular verbs. The stem stays constant. But their alphabet is crazy so we won't go there. sky. shoes. Irregular German verbs sometimes need to have the stem changed. The only addition is the verb ending. sun. singular. That may seem a little daunting. places. boat. water. German nouns can be plural. Remember. ideas. German Nouns Well after learning about verbs. or people? Yes they most certainly are. Nouns which are feminine in nature do not mean the noun is feminine. as it only has 1 irregular verb.German. or neither. which is placed on the ending of course! This is not true for irregular verbs. cat. There is a fine line here and it is important to understand. You will learn German. masculine. Which languages have the least amount of irregular verbs? Well Chinese takes the cake with this one. Let us take a closer look at how to distinguish between noun type and gender. 22 . but. desk. many of the verbs in the German are known as "stem changing".

Nouns ending in "ik" normally are feminine. An example would be a male waiter. Again though. The "er" ending means masculine most of the time. This depends on the context of the sentence or what the situation is all about. This is a masculine noun. Keep this in mind as you go through your learning. it may or may not give away the gender that it is. It has detailed games and audio with easy words to learn and follow along with. there are a few words ending in "in" which are not feminine. there are almost always exceptions to rules governing nouns. Now obviously these are silly examples but you get the point. If you want a lot of practice with German. we come to German participles. Let us take a closer look. A feminine noun would read a female waitress. Choices of the noun can seem a little random and that is alright. give this course a try today. However.If the noun is masculine. 23 . German Participles After all this. So sometimes you just have to roll with the facts folks. The suffix "in" is also a giveaway most of the time for a feminine noun. Depending on the noun's suffix. Each culture has its own history and way of shaping their language. Knowing the gender will come with practice and speaking the German language. it simply is referring to something of masculine nature. Remember from previous lessons how certain words may be feminine or masculine? Well if a noun is associated with that word it is probably of the same gender. What is a participle? A participle is a word which can take on a different form. Also please note that the use of this can sometimes be used for turning something that is masculine in nature into a feminine word.

plain and simple. Present 24 . This is somewhat similar to the "ing" ending in English. However. There is no present progressive tense in German and this is the reason why. What are these obstacles? They are the obstacles of participles. Past participles can also be used as an adverb. That is true of some participles. These words are just misfits. aber. German participles are words which can be used in more than one way. It has a great ring to it along with crisp clear words. and schon are included in the troublemakers. The word just does not translate correctly. A headache in the least! Words such as halt. Why so much error though? There is so much error because these words must be used in different situations. there are a few obstacles which we will all inevitably run into along the way. Everything is sort of "grouped" together. A little ironic wouldn't you think? Did you know that a past participle can also be used as an adjective? The real difference between the usage of participles in English and German is that German requires certain endings on the participle if it precedes a noun. Again it depends on the context of the sentence. Try to remember that endings must match the grammar of the sentence. Please note that there are no present participles which are used like the "ing" endings in English. nur. These types of participles can be used as an adverb or perhaps an adjective.German is a fun language to learn. Not even the German dictionary helps with dealing with participles. Translation is a difficult aspect of some participles. I mentioned earlier in these lessons that not all words translate correctly. Make sure you know what form of participle to use though. A common form of endings for the present participles in German is the "end" ending. So do not use participles in this tense. They can cause problems if you do not know when to use them.

back to German pronouns. First person German pronouns are referring to the speaker. I strongly recommend that you continue your learning with this course. I. the third person pronouns are used to substitute for nominal phrases. the letter "I" in English. which is always a capital if on its own. such as pronouns in the third person. Lastly. This is crazy is it not? No it is not. but with a small twist. tools available. The German pronouns are a little similar. 25 . you will learn in time. Just to name a few real quick here. But first. and case. audio downloads. the price (lowest out there). or just the way the language originated. interactive games. Second person pronouns talk about the person who is being spoken too. This is different from say.participles are used more in writing than in speaking. It can also mean "her". so you should have a basic understanding of how that works. I believe it is hands down the best German learning package available today. customer support. be patient. German Pronouns Well you are almost completed with your journey of this free course. it must have the same gender. they. Other things. can take on different meanings. Although with the substitution. Why is this so? Perhaps tradition. and more. English pronouns include words such as we. We already covered nouns though. The pronoun "ihr" can mean the plural of "you". and so on. You know how there are two ways of saying "you" in English? Well it is double that in German! The pronoun "ich" does not begin with a capital letter. For many reasons I believe this is true. They may be placed in for a masculine or feminine noun.

later turning to a more casual way of saying hello. However. Deutschland. German greetings are not that hard to master. The usage of first names only in greetings is particularly common. please keep in your mind what we just went over. Some of these you may already know but that is alright. if you find yourself becoming lost. You also should head on over to this course and pick yourself up a copy if you want to practice and become proficient in German. The usage of the word "you" is very different in German than compared to English. After all. Most of them are less than four words. you now have the basic understanding of the language and how it is used. You can also use them as you see fit. when addressing pretty much anybody except yourself. German Greetings You may find it ironic that I chose to use German greetings as the final lesson in this free course. practice makes perfect. Remember to use the formal greeting and you should be ok most of the time. The polite forms of the word you. This would be accomplished by using "du". or as the natives call it. I cannot recommend this program highly enough. Most relationships are formal anyways when you first meet. It never hurts to practice something again. You can memorize the words as you see fit. These are very helpful for you folks out there that are planning on traveling to Germany. 26 .The older tradition of language has sort of fallen by the wayside. The "sie" you form is used in a general way. are really no longer relevant in most of today's society. However. I think it is appropriate for more than one reason. As you memorize these phrases. just use the formal way of "Sie". Listed below I have put up a whole bunch of common greetings.

Wundervoll! I Am Sorry . who ever said that being polite was something to be ashamed about? I wish you the best in your learning and I will see you in the members’ area of this course.Mag Ich? No Thanks .Später! Have Fun .Wie Das Wetter Ist? What Time Is It? .Wie Geht Es Ihnen? I Am Fine . after all. Wonderful! .Frohe Weihnachten Happy Easter . the German culture is becoming more relaxed about the rules.Ich Bin Traurig Good Luck ..Mag Ich Die Rechnung Haben? I Would Like.As with all generations now..Kein Dank 27 .Mach's Gut Cheers .Beifall Great .Viel Glueck Take Care .Groß May I? .Ich Möchte. This is a good thing.Auf Wiedersehen Later! ..Welche Zeit Es Ist? Where Is The Bathroom? .Wo Das Badezimmer Ist? May I Have The Bill? .. .Fröhliche Ostern How Are You? . is a little more formal overall than English. Hello .Ich Bin Fein How Is The Weater? . Their language in general.Tschuess Merry Christmas . the rules still apply and you should approach the learning of the language with a strict coherence to the way it has been spoken for many generations.Haben Sie Spaß Bye . However.Hallo Goodbye .

How many language products can boast about that? Not very many can at all. The world is rapidly becoming more populated and with time. This course ensures that the process is an easy fun filled experience. Thanks for taking this course and I wish you the best. The workforce is in need and demand of people who have bilingual skills. The world is a big place and someone who knows two languages instead of one has a major advantage in the competitive edge of the business world. and seeing exactly what German is all about. 28 . why would you not want to expand your personal knowledge? The world is full of idiots and the remaining intellectual few are dwindling.Why Learn German? This is quite a good question actually. Who is to say that German won't one day become a worldwide language? The world is in need of translators and writers. I encourage you to continue the process of education and joyful learning by picking yourself up a copy of this course. Why learn German? Well for starters. do you know that are able to speak a second language fluently? Probably not very many I might imagine. languages may become intermingled to the point where no nation has any one major language. The choice is yours for the taking. How many people just within your inner circle. Spanish is now almost taking the cake as the most spoken language in California. Look at the United States for example. You are able to play the audio tracks on your own personal audio player if you wish. Learning German does not have to be a painful experience.

USA 29 . and the voices in the online lessons are very entertaining! Nik and Paul have a fun. without forking over $500 for a ten-week class that I hardly have the time for! The lessons have been great. Now. The MegaGerman game is really cool. it has a colorful layout and is easy to maneuver. The extra resources I get are great. and keep up the great work!" -James Brito NEW YORK. Can't wait to go to Deutschland next year! The conversations are also really easy to listen to. Oh yeah. too. and couldn't find the time to attend classes and tutorials. I can learn the language whenever I want.Success Story: James Brito "Before I got this course. entertaining chemistry. I really like the Members Area. I only had a basic understanding of German. I have greatly increased my understanding of the pronunciation and vocabulary necessary to carry out conversations in German. and the instructions are simple and clear. and being able to read the ebook online helps a lot-no worries if I forget to bring the paper book with me. thanks to your lessons. Danke schon.

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