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If you’ve decided to rent a car, you need to make
your way to the Autovermietung(ow-tô-fêr-mee-tûng)
(car-rental agency). When you arrive at the car-rental
agency, you can start out by saying

Ich möchte ein Auto mieten.(îH muoH-te ayn
ow-tô mee-tn)(I would like to rent a car.)

The attendant will ask you questions about what kind
of car you want by saying something like

Was für ein Auto möchten Sie?(vâs fuur ayn ow-
tô muoH-ten zee)(What kind of car would you
like?)

To which you can respond with any of the following:

einen Automatikwagen (ay-nen ow-tô-mah-tîk-
vah-gen)(car with automatic transmission)

einen Kombi(ay-nen kôm-bî) (station wagon)

einen Schaltwagen (ay-nen shâlt-vah-gen) (car
with stick shift)

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ein zweitüriges / viertüriges Auto (ayn tsvy-tuu-
rî-ges / feer-tuu-rî-ges ow-tô) (a two-door / four-
door car)

You may also be asked

Für wie lange möchten Sie den Wagen mieten?

(fuur vee lân-ge muoH-ten zee dehn vah-gen
mee-tên)(For how long would you like to rent
the car?)

Ab wann möchten Sie den Wagen mieten?(âp
vân muoH-ten zee dehn vah-gen mee-ten)

(Starting when would you like to rent the car?)

Bis wann möchten Sie den Wagen mieten?(bîs
vân muoH-ten zee dehn vah-gen mee-ten)(Until
when would you like to rent the car?)

Wann / Wo möchten Sie den Wagen zurück-
geben?
(vân / vô muoH-ten zee dehn vah-gen tsû-
ruuk-geh-ben) (Where / When would you like to
return the car?)

To which you can answer

Ich brauche den Wagen für . . .(îH brow-He
dehn vah-gen fuur . . . ) (I need the car for . . .)

Ich möchte den Wagen ab dem . . . mieten.

(îH muoH-te dehn vah-gen âp dehm . . . mee-ten)

(I would like to rent the car starting . . .)

Ich möchte den Wagen bis zum . . . mieten.

(îH muoH-te dehn vah-gen bîs tsûm . . . mee-ten)

(I would like to rent the car until the . . .)

Ich möchte den Wagen am . . . zurückgeben.

(îH muoH-te dehn vah-gen âm . . . tsû-ruuk-geh-
ben)(I would like to return the car on the . . .)

Ich möchte den Wagen in . . . zurückgeben.

(îH muoH-te dehn vah-gen în . . . tsû-ruuk-geh-ben)

(I would like to return the car in . . .)

During the rental process, you’ll hear the following
words spoken:

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der Führerschein(dehr fuu-rer-shyn)(driver’s
license)

inbegriffen(în-be-grîfn) (included)

ohne Kilometerbegrenzung(oh-ne kî-lô-meh-ter-
be-grên-tsûng) (unlimited mileage)

die Vollkaskoversicherung(dee fôl-kâs-kô-fêr-zî-
He-rûng)(full insurance)

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