Learn German with FREE Podcasts

Absolute Beginner S1
To Live and Work in Germany, You Have to Start Here!


German English Vocabulary Phrase Usage Grammar Points Cultural Insight

2 2 2 4 4 5

I come from Calgary. ich komme nicht aus Berlin. excuse me. Entschuldigung. And you come from Canada? Yes. Frau Löwen? Ich bin Deutsche. Ich wohne in Washington.GermanPod101 . Oh. Sie sind sicher Amerikaner. Und Sie. Ich komme aus Calgary. I don't come from Berlin. aber ich komme aus Leipzig. English D A D A D A D A D Mr Cardigan. you probably are an American. Do you come from Berlin? No. I live in Washington. Und Sie kommen aus Kanada? Ja. ich komme aus Kanada. And you. Ich wohne und arbeite in Berlin.All Rights Reserved 2010-01-18 . aren't you? No. but I come from Leipzig.GermanPod101 Learn German with FREE Podcasts German D A D A D A D A D Herr Cardigan. Mrs Löwen? I am German. 2 Vocabulary LC: ABS_S1L2_011810 © www. I come from Canada. Es ist schon okay. Kommen Sie aus Berlin? Nein. It's okay. I live and work in Berlin. oder? Nein. Oh.

Ist Bier teuer in Deutschland? Der Schlüssel ist in meiner Hosentasche. Is beer expensive in Germany? The key is in my pants pocket. die noun adverb verb conjunction prepositions are rarely the same across languages.GermanPod101 . feminine. do I? Is a jacket enough or will I need a coat? I'm from the U. LC: ABS_S1L2_011810 © www. Lisa kommt heute nicht. Ich wohne nicht in Berlin. Frau Smith Ich bin Deutsche. Mrs Smith. masculine. to inhabit in verb preposition verb preposition Frau Deutsche nicht arbeiten aber Ms. I am a German woman. Kommst du aus Berlin oder von außerhalb? Ich bin aus Deutschland. plural: Deutschen 3 Vocabulary Sample Sentences Herr Smith Ich bin Afro-Amerikaner. I don't live in Berlin. Do you come from Berlin or from elsewhere? I am from Germany.S.All Rights Reserved 2010-01-18 .GermanPod101 Learn German with FREE Podcasts German Herr Amerikaner oder English Mister American or Notes masculine masculine. But I don't have to pay everything at once. so this can be used in situations where English would not use "in" feminine feminine. Mr Smith I'm an African American. plural is the same used as “isn’t it?”-type question at the end of a sentence. Ich muss doch nicht alles auf einmal bezahlen. Lisa isn't coming today. noun. woman German woman not to work but noun. oder? Reicht eine Jacke oder brauche ich einen Mantel? Ich komme aus den USA. der noun conjunction kommen aus wohnen in to come from to live.

Sie kommen. "oder" works like the English question tags "aren't you" or "isn't it" in such phrases. As you can see. Today let's have a first look at regular verbs. and this form with the -en ending is also used when addressing somebody formally with "Sie". wenn ich arbeite. the "ich" form of the verb requires you to drop the final -n. just put the verb at the beginning of the sentence. literally "little woman"). I live.All Rights Reserved 2010-01-18 . LC: ABS_S1L2_011810 © www. 2. you work When talking about yourself. Note also that in German you're supposed to say "Ich bin Amerikaner" (I am an American man) or "Ich bin Amerikanerin" (I am an American woman) – we always use the word for the person. the infinitive ends in -en. part 1. Sie arbeiten = you come. but this is no longer acceptable because modern women don't necessarily want everybody to know their marital status. Bis wann arbeitest du heute? Ich arbeite als Lehrer. 3. not the adjective of nationality. use "Herr"(Mr) or "Frau"(Mrs). Old courses may also teach you the word "Fräulein" ("Miss".GermanPod101 Learn German with FREE Podcasts Das habe ich nicht gesagt! Du bist nicht mein Vater! Ich trinke immer Kaffee. 4 Grammar Points The focus of this lesson are regular verbs. Only old spinsters insist on being called "Fräulein". Note how "oder" (or) is used at the beginning of our dialog in order to turn a simple sentence into a yes/no question. We've just encountered "kommen" (to come). Sie wohnen. ich arbeite = I come. Till when are you working today? I work as a teacher. as before. To address somebody by their family name. you live. ich wohne.GermanPod101 . But I wanted to watch TV! Vocabulary Phrase Usage 1. Aber ich wollte doch fernsehen! I didn't say that! You aren't my father! I always drink coffee when I work. "wohnen" (to live / inhabit) and "arbeiten" (to work). ich komme. I work To make a yes/no question.

you don't need to make any other changes to the sentence in German. Even though not all Germans are known to observe the rules (in particular the uneducated may not).GermanPod101 .GermanPod101 Learn German with FREE Podcasts Kommen Sie aus Kanada? = Do you come from Canada? Wohnen Sie in Calgary? = Do you live in Calgary? Arbeiten Sie in Washington? = Do you work in Washington? To answer in the negative. a few will even snub it. = I don't come from . as that will definitely help your career in Germany. Ich wohne nicht in Calgary. = I don't work in Washington.All Rights Reserved 2010-01-18 Powered by TCPDF (www. The older or higher-ranking person should offer his hand first. but fortunately they are the minority. Unlike in English. it is quite important you don't forget to bow your head a little when shaking hands. only young people hug or exchange kisses on the cheek like the French. If you keeping looking straight ahead. One more peculiarity of German – these sentences can just as well mean "I am not coming from Canada". use the word "nicht" (not). If you offer your hand to somebody ranking higher than you. people will instinctively perceive you as arrogant. kind of like a nod. please try to observe etiquette when here. Ich komme nicht aus Kanada. most Germans will shake hands while bowing their heads a little. Ich arbeite nicht in Washington. 5 LC: ABS_S1L2_011810 © www. "I am not living in Calgary" or "I am not working in Washington" … German uses the same tense for what you usually do and what you are doing right now. Cultural Insight Meeting new people When meeting somebody new. Also. = I don't live in Calgary.tcpdf.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful