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German

Foundation Course
Michel Thomas

Learn another language the way you learnt your own

Michel Thomas, 1914–2005
Michel Thomas, the internationally renowned linguist and language teacher, who was awarded the Silver Star by the US Army for his bravery in the Second World War, died of heart failure at his home in New York on 8th January 2005. He was 90.

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First published in UK 2000 by Hodder Education, a division of Hachette Livre UK, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH. Copyright © 2006 Thomas Keymaster Languages LLC All rights reserved. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher or under licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency Limited. Further details of such licences (for reprographic reproduction) may be obtained from the Copyright Licensing Agency Limited, Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS, UK. Cover image: Cliver Streeter/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images Typeset by Transet Limited, Coventry, England. Printed in Great Britain Impression 10 9 8 7 6 Year 2010 2009 ISBNs 978 0 340 93892 8 978 0 34092895 9

Introduction
Anyone can learn a language with Michel Thomas!
The amazing teaching method of the world’s greatest language teacher, Michel Thomas, is now available to everyone, not just the rich and famous. These all-audio courses, published by Hodder Education, provide an accelerated method for language learning that is truly revolutionary. And they promise a remarkable educational experience that will make your learning both exciting and pleasurable. No books, no pens, no homework, no memorizing – just sit back and let the most sought-after language teacher in the world be your guide. In a matter of hours, you will find yourself speaking and thinking in your new language quite naturally and effortlessly.

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What is the Michel Thomas method?
Over a period of twenty-five years, Michel Thomas developed and perfected a unique method of teaching languages*. His approach gives startling results within a remarkably short time, all without the need for books, memorizing, or homework. In essence, Michel Thomas breaks a language down to its component parts and enables learners to reconstruct the language themselves to form their own sentences, to say what they want, when they want. The experience of learning a language becomes so exciting and satisfying that it stimulates self-motivation and builds confidence. Michel Thomas presents the language within simple, elegant structures that echo the way the language is spoken. He achieves this by guiding you through carefully planned sets of exercises that build up your understanding of the language almost without you realizing it. You are able to absorb the structures effortlessly and apply them naturally right from the start.

What does the Foundation (8-hour) course contain?
In his specially developed course you hear the voice of Michel Thomas as he leads a class of two students. These students are novices who have little or no knowledge of the language they are being taught. Their responses to Michel Thomas are not scripted and they have received no additional instruction or preparation – just the guidance from Michel Thomas that you hear. You participate in this class actively and learn along with the students. This radically different approach means that you will learn a language in ‘real-time’ conditions, that is in the same way that the students on the recording learn. There is no need to stop the recording to do homework, additional exercises, or vocabulary memorization. Therefore, unlike other learning methods you may have encountered, you will not be set unrealistic or unachievable goals. The success of the Michel Thomas method is proven by the very results that you hear from the students on the recording and, at the same time, from you as you make your own responses!

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HOW IS THE FOUNDATION (8-hour) COURSE BEST USED?
• Relax! Make yourself comfortable before playing the recording and try to let go of the tensions and anxieties traditionally associated with learning. • Do not write or take any notes. Remove notebooks, pens, dictionaries and anything else associated with learning at school. • Do not try to remember. While participating in the recording and afterwards, it is important that you do not try to memorize specific words or expressions. It is a basic principle of the Michel Thomas method that the responsibility for the student’s learning lies with the teacher. With Michel Thomas as your teacher, your learning will be based on understanding, and what you understand you don’t forget. • Interact fully with the recordings. Use the pause button and respond out loud (or in a whisper, or in your head, if you are in a public place) before the students’ responses. This is essential. You do not learn by repetition but by thinking out the answers to each question; it is by your own thought process that you truly learn. • Give yourself time to think. The students on the recordings had all the time they needed to think out their responses. On the recordings their ‘thinking time’ has been cut in order to make full use of the recording time and to give you all the time you may need (by pushing your pause button). The pause button is the key to your learning! • Start at the beginning of the course. Whatever your existing knowledge of the language you are learning, it is important that you follow the way that Michel builds up your knowledge of the language. • Do not get annoyed with yourself if you make a mistake. Mistakes are part of the learning process; as long as you understand why you made the mistake and you have the ‘ahaa’ reaction – ‘yes, of course, I understand now’ – you are doing fine. If you made a mistake and you do not understand why, you may have been daydreaming for a few seconds. The course is structured so that you cannot go on unless you fully understand everything, so just go back a little and you will pick up where you left off. • Stop the recording whenever it suits you. You will notice that this course is not divided into lessons*; you will always be able to pick up from where you left off, without the need to review.
*Tracking breaks in the recordings reflect the numbering in the index (pages 11–46). These breaks are added purely to help you locate where you left off, and do not represent any sort of hierarchy in Michel’s method.

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though the material has been indexed for your convenience (pages 11–46). A knowledge of the language that will take months of conventional study can be achieved in a matter of hours with the Foundation course.6 What level of language will I achieve? The Foundation (8-hour) course is designed for complete beginners. not memorization. empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language naturally. Michel Thomas teaches the everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations. Because the Michel Thomas method is based on understanding. relaxed and unhurried. but has forgotten much of it or does not have confidence in speaking. and you will find the recordings are not divided into lessons. This means that you can stop and start as you please. Michel moves quickly between numerous practice sessions. It makes no assumption of a knowledge of any language other than English. which all build the learners’ confidence in their ability to communicate in complex ways. . The excitement of learning will motivate you to continue listening and learning for as long a time as is practical for you. It will give the beginner a practical and functional use of the spoken language. there is no set limit to the length of time that you should study the course. You will absorb the vocabulary and grammatical structures and. will be introduced to elements of writing and reading. Michel masterfully guides the student through an instructional process at a very rapid rate – yet the process will appear informal. It offers immersion without strain or stress. How quickly can I learn with the Foundation (8-hour) course? One of the most remarkable features of the Michel Thomas method is the speed with which results are achieved. This will enable you to make progress faster than you ever imagined possible. in addition. It is also appropriate for anyone who has studied a language before.

Michel taught French to a group of sixteen-year-olds in north London who had been told they could never learn a language. who had previously completed the Foundation course. there is a pause which allows time for your response in the foreign language. but he has also taught many so-called ‘hopeless cases’. in 1997. when working through the Review course. For example. Michel leads a class of two students. What can I do next? The Michel Thomas Advanced course is the long-awaited follow-on to the Foundation course. Not only does Michel instruct the rich and famous. In five hours. The Review course can be used in many ways: when you have reached the end of the main course to check or consolidate your learning. 7 How do I use the Foundation Review course? The Review course has been devised for those who want to review. If you struggled to give the right answer. As in the Foundation course. and the experience of. you can use the index (pages 11–46) to locate precisely where in the main course the specific language point is taught in depth. Perhaps more important. quickly and easily. and can return to the main course to work through the relevant section again. Michel will give you a prompt in English. as a quick refresher when you return to the main course after a lapse of time. the Michel Thomas course quite simply offers the most effective method that is available. he gave them the confidence to speak and a belief in. Michel expands on the structures he only touches on in the earlier course to give you a comprehensive knowledge of the entire language and verb system. and gave them the ability to use the new language far beyond their expectations – in just a week. then Michel gives the correct response. Whatever your motivation for learning a language.Who is the Foundation (8-hour) course for? Anyone can learn a language with the Michel Thomas method – and the wide diversity of his students proves this. . or gave an incorrect answer. their own ability to learn. the entire teaching contents of the Michel Thomas Foundation course. or if you are a newcomer to Michel Thomas looking for an overview of what the main courses contain.

So. See the end of the booklet for details about all these courses. Expose yourself to the language whenever you can – you will have firm foundations on which to build. building on the words and phrases in his Foundation and Advanced courses. it was his remarkable life experiences that fuelled his passion for teaching languages. as this is invaluable for improving your fluency. who was Michel Thomas? Michel Thomas was head of the Michel Thomas Language Centers and taught languages for over fifty years. primarily in New York. Michel spent most of his childhood in Germany and France. Try to speak with native speakers whenever possible. The presenter builds on Michel’s foundations to encourage the student at home to tap into the vast resources of vocabulary common to English and the foreign languages taught here. with the addition of two native speakers to give models for perfect pronunciation and to increase the opportunity for practice. and London. . The series editor is Dr Rose Lee Hayden. He spent two brutal years in French concentration and slave labour camps. The teaching is all in English. and studied psychology at the Sorbonne (Paris) and at the University of Vienna. increase your word-power and consolidate your knowledge in just two hours. The courses provide confidence in pronunciation. France. The courses remain faithful to the method Michel Thomas uses in his earlier courses. following prompts by the presenter. with the all-audio and ‘building-block’ approach. He was a graduate of the Department of Philology at the University of Bordeaux. he began his years of escape and resistance. Magazines and newspapers (especially those which feature interviews) will give you practice in the most current and idiomatic language. The student takes part in the audio.8 The Michel Thomas Language Builders take the form of a ‘one-to-one’ lecture with Michel Thomas. as in Michel Thomas’ original Foundation and Advanced courses. However. The much-anticipated Vocabulary courses carry forward the Michel Thomas teaching tradition and faithfully follow his unique approach to foreign language learning. Beverly Hills. Michel’s most experienced and trusted teacher. With the rise of Hitler. constantly threatened by deportation to German death camps.

made him aware of the untapped potential of the human mind. His unit went on to liberate Dachau. he masterminded operations to uncover war criminals and infiltrate underground Nazi groups. and was renowned for his ability to extract confessions without ever recourse to violence. surviving capture and interrogation by Klaus Barbie – the ‘Butcher of Lyons’ – and torture by the Gestapo. 9 . In 1944 Michel was nominated for the Silver Star medal for his service to the US Army’s 45th Infantry Division in France. As well as recording the horrors of the Holocaust. At the end of the war. The award was finally presented to him in May 2004. His mastery of languages enabled him to adopt many identities (the last one being ‘Michel Thomas’). for the first time. where he interrogated Michel in the uniform of an officer in the camp executioner and interviewed the French Resistance survivors. sixty years later. However.He escaped and fought for the French Resistance. he was driven by a personal mission to discover the fate of his own family (he later discovered that they had all perished in Auschwitz). Now. Michel moved to Los Angeles in 1947. particularly his torture by the Gestapo when he discovered the ability to block out pain. Michel’s wartime experiences. published by Hodder & Stoughton. Over a period of twenty-five years. once France was liberated. it was his deeply held conviction that the biggest weapon in maintaining a free society was education that drove him to devote his life to probing the learning process. and he set up a language institute in Beverly Hills. and. allowed him to join the US Army as an intelligence officer. read ‘The Test of Courage: Michel Thomas’ by Christopher Robbins. For a full account of his fascinating life. he developed a unique and revolutionary learning system that has made him the world’s leading language teacher. his method has been made widely available through the publication of these recordings.

McDonald’s Corporation. Westinghouse Electric. Otto Preminger. political and academic worlds. Bank of America. Sophia Coppola. Ambassador to France. Procter & Gamble. Carl Reiner. Max Factor. Mel Brooks. Archbishop of Philadelphia.N. Duchess of York.S. Herb Alpert. Kim Novak. Ann-Margaret. Chase Manhattan Bank. Merrill Lynch. Eddie Izzard. Candice Bergen. Max von Sydow. Archbishop of New York. he taught French to filmstar Grace Kelly prior to her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.S. American Express. Peter Sellers. François Truffaut. Diana Ross. Janet Leigh. For example. Doris Day. dignitaries and academics: Former U. • Executives from the following corporations: AT&T International. Walter Curley. Professor Wesley Posvar.10 Who has Michel Thomas taught? People came from all over the world to learn a foreign language with Michel Thomas – because his method works. His students. Cardinal John O’Connor. Loretta Swit. Melanie Griffith. Joseph V. Raquel Welch.. Warren Beatty. Johnny Carson. Natalie Wood. Tony Curtis. Bertelsmann Music Group-RCA. Jean Marsh. General Electric. Boeing Aircraft. Barbara Hershey. U. . British Aerospace. Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. Mrs George Harrison. Rand Corporation. have included well-known people from the arts and from the corporate. Sarah Ferguson. Rover. Isabelle Adjani. Lucille Ball. Donald Sutherland. Reed. Professor Herbert Morris. Ambassador to the U. Nastassja Kinski. Armand Hammer. Warren Keegan. Jayne Mansfield. now numbering in the thousands. Veuve Clicquot Inc. Angie Dickinson. Bob Dylan. • Diplomats. Yves Montand. Woody Allen.. Anne Bancroft. Professor of Business at Pace University in New York. former President of the University of Pittsburgh. Priscilla Presley. Dean of Humanities at UCLA. Coca-Cola. Michel with Grace Kelly Michel’s list of clients include: • Celebrities: Emma Thompson. New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Julie Andrews. Barbra Streisand.

in German. always ends in ‘n’. b>p>ph>f>v>w. the infinitive. to drink Do you want? Will you What do you want? What do you want to drink? to eat What do you want to eat? trinken Wollen Sie? Wollen Sie Was wollen Sie? Was wollen Sie trinken? essen Was wollen Sie essen? German ‘w’ is pronounced like English ‘v’. . How to use this course Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 2 0:00 0:09 0:48 0:50 0:53 0:59 1:04 1:09 4:05 4:20 4:38 4:46 4:58 5:40 6:06 6:43 good morning and welcome to wish welcome good morning to learn very quickly guten Morgen und willkommen wünschen willkommen guten Morgen lernen sehr schnell Review course CD1 Track 2 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ er geht es ist gut was Wasser ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 3 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Similarities between German and English Key to similar vocabulary. Consonant shifts that took place in the Middle Ages (d>t>th>s>z.Index ✓ = features on the Review course ✗ = Foundation (8-hour) course only 11 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 1 0:00 Introduction. usually ‘en’. g>gh>c>ch>k>ck>y>g) good it is ‘t’ verb ending for ‘he/she/it’ he goes it is good what water gut es ist Pronunciation of ‘u’ in German is like ‘oo’ in English. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 3 0:00 0:10 0:58 1:20 1:38 1:45 2:01 2:14 2:33 The ‘to’ form of the verb.

but it’s also used for ‘will you’. today Do you want to come with me today? evening good evening this evening Do you want to come with me this evening? What do you want to eat? heute Wollen Sie heute mit mir kommen? Abend guten Abend heute Abend Wollen Sie heute Abend mit mir kommen? Was wollen Sie essen? ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 4 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ‘Wollen Sie’ means ‘do you want’. a question and a polite request. Wollen Sie bitte mit mir kommen. Do you want to come with me? Wollen Sie mit mir kommen? The difference between ‘do you want’ and ‘will you’. Wollen Sie heute Abend mit mir kommen. Will you come with me tonight. the second verb comes at the end of the sentence and is always the ‘to’ form of the verb. Use of rising intonation for questions please bitte .12 2:45 3:05 3:19 3:34 3:45 4:02 4:12 5:02 5:21 5:46 6:08 6:21 6:36 6:58 7:25 7:41 to do What do you want to do? to come Do you want to come? with me tun Was wollen Sie tun? kommen Wollen Sie kommen? mit mir ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Do you want to come with me? Wollen Sie mit mir kommen? Whenever you have two verbs. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 4 0:00 0:09 0:26 1:01 1:06 1:10 1:19 1:47 2:00 2:18 2:25 2:30 3:31 to be when Do you want? Will you Can you? Pronunciation of ‘ö’ to come Can you come with me? kommen Können Sie mit mir kommen? sein wann Wollen Sie? Wollen Sie Können Sie? When do you want to be here? Wann wollen Sie hier sein? Will you please come with me.

Wollen Sie? ich will Können Sie? Können Sie mit mir kommen? ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 13 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 5 0:00 0:42 0:58 1:03 1:48 2:12 2:17 2:30 2:49 3:03 3:33 3:44 4:00 4:13 4:20 4:30 4:45 4:50 5:08 5:26 5:34 5:48 5:56 6:01 6:46 When do you want to see it? Can you see it? I can Pronunciation of ‘ch’ I want Do you want? you want if When do you want? if you want we want to come you are coming we are coming Are you coming? When are you coming? When do you come? I come / I am coming soon I’m coming soon.3:45 4:25 4:42 5:16 When do you want to come with me? to see until I see you again / until I hear you again (good-bye) to hear Wann wollen Sie mit mir kommen? ✓ sehen auf Wiedersehen / auf Wiederhören hören ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 5 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ich will Wollen Sie? Sie wollen wenn Wann wollen Sie? wenn Sie wollen wir wollen kommen Sie kommen wir kommen Kommen Sie? Wann kommen Sie? Wann kommen Sie? ich komme bald Ich komme bald. Do you want? I want Can you? Can you come with me? Wann wollen Sie es sehen? Können Sie es sehen? ich kann For ‘you’ and ‘we’ you always use the whole verb form. .

Ich kann Sie nicht sehen. Wir bleiben heute hier. you are staying how to go to see we are going you are going Are you going? I am going / I go bleiben wir bleiben Wir bleiben hier. The pronoun (for example. Ich kann es nicht sehen. We are staying here this evening (tonight). Can you see it? I can see it.14 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 6 0:00 0:17 0:25 2:35 2:39 2:51 3:12 3:18 3:41 3:45 3:53 4:08 4:13 4:17 4:20 to stay we are staying / we stay We are staying here. I cannot see it. Wir bleiben heute Abend hier. ‘es’) usually goes before ‘nicht’. We are staying here today. ich nicht jetzt nicht jetzt ich will Ich will es sehen. Review course CD 1 Track 6 ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ How to express the present tense Sie bleiben wie gehen sehen wir gehen Sie gehen Gehen Sie? ich gehe ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 7 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Are you staying? / Do you stay? Bleiben Sie? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 7 0:02 0:13 0:35 1:45 2:12 2:19 2:28 2:37 2:51 3:05 3:47 4:00 4:27 I not now not now I want I want to see it. Können Sie es sehen? Ich kann es sehen. but I want to see it but not now. I cannot see you. . aber Ich will es sehen aber nicht jetzt.

Es tut mir Leid. We don’t understand you. to stay ich kann ich kann nicht Ich kann Sie nicht verstehen. Wir verstehen Sie nicht.Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 8 0:00 0:09 0:40 0:53 1:07 1:29 1:45 2:28 2:39 3:06 3:32 4:10 4:30 4:53 5:05 5:50 6:41 7:01 7:10 7:38 to understand to stand we understand We understand you.. Review course CD 1 Track 8 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 15 Pronunciation of long vowels. Wir verstehen Sie nicht sehr gut. I’m sorry but I cannot understand you. ‘das Meer’.. Es tut mir Leid. We don’t understand you very well. ‘mehr’ Verstehen Sie? Verstehen Sie es? Verstehen Sie mich? Verstehen Sie mich nicht? ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 9 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 9 0:00 0:06 0:35 0:44 1:01 1:18 2:43 3:00 4:16 Can you understand me? Können Sie mich verstehen? ‘Can’ is a ‘handle’. Es tut mir Leid. Do you understand? Do you understand it? Do you understand me? Don’t you understand me? verstehen stehen wir verstehen Wir verstehen Sie. bleiben . such as in ‘sehr’. It is always followed by another verb and that verb comes at the end of the sentence. wir verstehen wir verstehen nicht Wir verstehen es nicht. I’m sorry. aber ich kann Sie nicht verstehen. we understand we don’t understand We don’t understand it. good / well very good ocean Mediterranean more It is very good. I can I cannot I cannot understand you.. aber . gut sehr gut das Meer das Mittelmeer mehr Es ist sehr gut.. I’m sorry but .

Ich kann es nicht finden... Ich weiß es nicht. I don’t know it. but I cannot stay here long. If ‘to me’ is implied.. then it is ‘mich’. I must go soon. Do you understand me? Verstehen Sie mich? Similarities between German and Anglo-Saxon words in English. Ich muss hier bleiben .16 4:23 4:28 4:45 4:56 5:51 5:56 6:13 6:24 6:40 6:46 7:11 we are staying we are not staying long (time) We cannot stay here long. I’m sorry but I don’t know where it is. aber ich kann es nicht finden. You may guess vocabulary but not structure. how long How long can you stay here? I must I must see it. ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 11 ✓ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 1 0:34 0:44 1:04 I understand I understand you very well. Es tut mir Leid. . Es tut mir Leid.. aber ich weiß nicht wo es ist. aber ich kann nicht lange hier bleiben.. ... then the German is ‘mir’. I know I know it. I don’t understand you very well. If not. where I don’t know where it is. I’m sorry but I cannot find it. ich verstehe Ich verstehe Sie sehr gut. I cannot find it. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 1 Track 10 0:00 0:25 1:05 2:31 3:42 3:49 3:54 4:03 4:10 4:26 4:47 There are two words for ‘me’. I must stay here . Ich verstehe Sie nicht sehr gut. wo Ich weiß nicht wo es ist. wie lange Wie lange können Sie hier bleiben? ich muss Ich muss es sehen. ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 10 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ . Ich kann es nicht finden. I cannot find it. wir bleiben wir bleiben nicht lange Wir können nicht… hier lange bleiben.. ich weiß Ich weiß es. Ich muss bald gehen.

Can you understand me? Es ist für mich. the verb that follows goes at the end of the sentence.1:19 1:47 2:05 2:30 2:55 3:29 3:52 4:00 4:05 4:16 4:21 4:25 4:38 I cannot understand you very well. Do you understand me? Will you bring it to me. haben wir haben Wir haben es. Wir haben es nicht. Ich kann Sie nicht sehr gut verstehen. Haben Sie? Haben Sie es? warum Warum haben Sie es nicht? Can you bring it to me today? Können Sie es mir heute bringen? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 2 0:05 0:22 0:32 0:51 1:12 1:44 1:58 3:02 4:25 4:41 5:39 6:11 for me Can you come with me? Do you have it for me? What do you have for me? How to pronounce ‘ü’ It is for me. to have we have We have it. Do you have? Do you have it? why Why don’t you have it? Verstehen Sie mich? Wollen Sie es mir bringen. Ich muss es haben. We don’t have it. Können Sie mich verstehen? für mich Können Sie mit mir kommen? Haben Sie es für mich? Was haben Sie für mich? Why can’t you understand me? Warum können Sie mich nicht verstehen? something Can you bring me something now? Why can you not bring it to me now? etwas Können Sie mir … etwas jetzt bringen? Warum können Sie es mir jetzt nicht bringen? What can you bring me (now)? Was können Sie mir (jetzt) bringen? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 3 0:25 1:17 Why don’t you have it for me? Warum haben Sie es nicht für mich? I must have it. ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 12 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 13 ✓ ✓ 17 If you use ‘kann’ or ‘können’. .

Ich kann nicht … es Ihnen jetzt bringen. leider Es tut mir Leid. können müssen wir müssen Sie müssen Sie müssen mit mir kommen. I must have it. ‘You’ is always written with a capital letter. Was haben Sie für mich? Was können Sie mir bringen? für Sie mit Ihnen Ich kann es Ihnen nicht heute bringen. I cannot bring it to you now. geben wir geben Sie geben ich gebe Ich gebe es Ihnen. Wann können Sie es haben? ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ 2:28 2:40 3:02 When do you want to have it? Wann wollen Sie es haben? When can you have it? When can you have it for me? Wann können Sie es für mich haben? . aber ich habe es jetzt nicht für Sie. But I cannot give it to you today because I don’t have it. ✓ Ich muss es haben. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 4 0:00 0:18 1:01 1:07 1:41 What do you have for me? What can you bring me? for you with you I cannot bring it to you today because I don’t have it (for I don’t have it). ‘For’ in the sense of ‘because’ is ‘denn’. to be able to. but if it implies ‘to you’ then it is ‘Ihnen’. denn ich habe es nicht. to want Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 5 0:00 0:15 0:18 0:23 0:32 1:11 to give we give you give I am giving I am giving it to you.18 1:48 2:47 3:59 4:34 4:56 unfortunately I’m sorry but I don’t have it for you now. denn ich habe es nicht. Aber ich kann es Ihnen nicht heute geben. to be able to have to we have to you have to You have to come with me. ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 15 ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ 2:58 4:48 5:28 5:52 6:36 6:41 6:45 The ‘handles’: to have to. ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ Review course CD 1 Track 14 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ‘You’ is ‘Sie’.

I don’t need it now. Ich werde es heute haben. Ich will es haben. Denn ich brauche es heute. Ich brauche es jetzt nicht. brauchen Ich brauche es. I will have it today. Do you need it? When do you need it? I can bring it to you today. Wann brauchen Sie es? Ich will es heute haben. When do you need it? I want to have it today because I need it. denn ich brauche es. Ich werde es für Sie heute haben. I will have it for you today. Sie werden es haben. to need I need it. Wann wollen Sie es mir bringen? When can you bring it to me? Wann können Sie es mir bringen? When will you bring it to me? Wann werden Sie es mir bringen? When can you bring it to me? Wann können Sie es mir bringen? Because I need it today.3:59 5:00 5:05 5:12 5:23 5:42 5:54 6:04 6:27 6:37 6:50 8:10 Two ways to pronounce ‘ch’ also me too / I also I don’t smoke. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 16 ✓ ✗ Wir werden es haben. auch ich auch Ich rauche nicht. When will you have it for me? Wann werden Sie es für mich haben? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 7 0:00 0:31 0:52 1:06 0:50 3:03 3:14 3:35 I will bring it to you. You will have it. I will see it tonight. When do you want to have it? Wann wollen Sie es haben? . ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 17 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 19 When do you want to have it? Wann wollen Sie es haben? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 6 0:00 0:25 0:47 1:07 1:16 1:57 2:52 3:07 I want to have it. How to express the future tense We will have it. Ich brauche es nicht. When do you want to bring it to me? Ich werde es Ihnen bringen. Brauchen Sie es? Wann brauchen Sie es? Ich kann es Ihnen heute bringen. I don’t need it. Ich werde es heute Abend sehen.

’ in English. Wann werden Sie es für mich tun? Wollen Sie bitte mit mir hier bleiben.. sagen Wollen Sie mir sagen. In German. When will you do it for me? Will you please stay here with me. .. How long will you stay here? warten Wollen Sie es bitte für mich tun. ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ 3:39 5:03 5:29 6:08 6:57 Wie lange werden Sie hier bleiben? ✗ Review course CD 1 Track 20 ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 10 0:00 0:45 to say / to tell Will you tell me.20 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 8 0:00 0:29 1:00 1:55 2:27 2:44 at what time At what time do you want to have it? At what time can you be here tonight? At what time do you want to be here? At what time can you be here today? um wie viel Uhr Um wie viel Uhr wollen Sie es haben? Um wie viel Uhr können Sie heute Abend hier sein? Um wie viel Uhr wollen Sie hier sein? Um wie viel Uhr können Sie heute hier sein? Review course CD 1 Track 18 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 19 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ At what time will you be here? Um wie viel Uhr werden Sie hier sein? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 2 Track 9 0:05 0:31 1:15 1:55 2:33 2:58 to arrive At what time will you arrive tomorrow? At what time can you be here tomorrow? How long can you stay here today? How long will you stay here? ankommen Um wie viel Uhr werden Sie morgen ankommen? Um wie viel Uhr können Sie morgen hier sein? Wie lange können Sie heute hier bleiben? Wie lange werden Sie hier bleiben? Whenever you start a sentence with ‘Will you ... express the future tense and are translated with ‘werden’. to wait Will you please do it for me.’. All other uses of ‘will’ in English.’.. polite requests are expressed with ‘Wollen Sie . then it is a polite request and not the future.. such as ‘When will you .

I cannot find it. there are no progressive (-ing) tenses. Whenever ‘there’ implies ‘to there’. . Aber ich kann nicht heute dorthin gehen. use ‘wohin’. denn ich kann es nicht finden. use ‘dorthin’. Whenever ‘where’ implies ‘where to’. ich bin beschäftigt das Geschäft Ich bin beschäftigt. I know I don’t know I’m sorry but I don’t know where it is. ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ 21 ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 21 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 22 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 1 0:04 0:13 0:18 0:23 0:29 0:34 0:55 1:12 1:19 1:47 2:31 2:43 3:23 3:35 3:46 4:11 to go we go we are going we don’t go we are not going you are going where Where are you going? Where do you want to go? to go to there I want to go there. Wann werden Sie mir sagen? Wollen Sie mir sagen wo es ist. ich weiß ich weiß nicht Es tut mir Leid.1:06 1:37 2:24 2:37 2:47 When will you tell me? Will you tell me where it is because I cannot find it. aber ich weiß nicht wo es ist. Ich bin jetzt sehr beschäftigt. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 2 0:00 0:12 0:22 1:19 1:26 1:34 I am busy business / store I am busy. But I cannot go there today. Ich kann es nicht finden. In German. Ich bin heute sehr beschäftigt. I am very busy now. I am very busy today. gehen wir gehen wir gehen wir gehen nicht wir gehen nicht Sie gehen wo Wohin gehen Sie? Wohin wollen Sie gehen? / Wo wollen Sie hingehen? hingehen dort Ich will dorthin gehen.

Ich werde sehr beschäftigt sein. Are you bringing it to me today? Bringen Sie es mir heute? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 5 0:00 0:19 0:28 0:35 to wait we are waiting we don’t wait we are not waiting warten wir warten wir warten nicht wir warten nicht . I am very busy now. use ‘her’.22 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 3 0:00 2:09 I will be very busy. Review course CD 1 Track 23 ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 24 ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 4 0:15 1:02 1:12 1:58 2:32 3:10 3:23 3:38 4:07 4:28 4:35 5:18 5:30 5:45 5:50 6:00 6:06 6:19 6:36 6:49 Where are you going? we are staying How long are we staying? How long can we stay here today? How long will we stay here today? How long do you want to stay here? How long can you stay here? How long do you stay here? Do you stay here? Are you staying here? Come! Are you coming? Do you come? Bring it! Bring it to me today! Do you bring it to me? Bring it to me! Wohin gehen Sie? wir bleiben Wie lange bleiben wir? Wie lange können wir heute hier bleiben? Wie lange werden wir heute hier bleiben? Wie lange wollen Sie hier bleiben? Wie lange können Sie hier bleiben? Wie lange bleiben Sie hier? Bleiben Sie hier? Bleiben Sie hier? Kommen Sie! Kommen Sie? Kommen Sie? Bringen Sie es! Bringen Sie es mir heute! Bringen Sie es mir? Bringen Sie es mir! ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 25 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ How long are you staying here? Wie lange bleiben Sie hier? When ‘towards here’ is implied. Ich bin sehr beschäftigt jetzt.

Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 6 0:00 0:14 0:44 1:28 1:39 2:57 3:07 3:39 Wait for me! Are you waiting for me? Will you please wait for me. but in German. If it’s not clear whether ‘you’ or ‘they’ is meant. we use ‘going to’ to express the future tense. Wollen Sie auf mich warten? Wo wollen Sie auf mich warten? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 7 0:39 0:43 1:41 1:54 2:14 2:27 2:34 2:45 2:52 3:26 3:36 ‘Sie’ also means ‘they’. Wollen Sie bitte warten? warten auf Wollen Sie auf mich morgen hier warten. Wait! Will you (please) wait. Ich komme mit Ihnen. Do you want to wait for me? Where do you want to wait for me? Warten Sie auf mich! Warten Sie auf mich? Wollen Sie bitte auf mich warten. . Do you want to wait. I am coming with you. Warum warten Sie? Warum warten Sie? Warten Sie. please? to wait for Will you please wait for me here tomorrow.0:42 0:54 1:11 1:32 2:31 2:56 3:19 4:04 Why are you waiting? Why do you wait? Wait. Warten Sie! Wollen Sie (bitte) warten. Können Sie auf mich warten? Wo werden Sie auf mich warten? Wollen Sie auf mich warten. the future tense is expressed with ‘werden’. bitte! Wollen Sie bitte warten. Can you wait for me? Where will you wait for me? Would you wait for me. Werden Sie warten? In English. Will you wait? / Are you going to wait? Sie bleiben / die bleiben Wie lange bleiben wir? Wie lange bleiben wir hier? ich bleibe Ich bleibe nicht hier. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 26 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 27 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ 23 Will you (please) wait for me. please. they are staying How long are we staying? How long do we stay here? I am staying I am not staying here. bitte. please! Will you wait. then ‘die’ can be used. Wollen Sie (bitte) auf mich warten.

fertig Es ist fertig. Ich hab’s schon. he will He will buy it. He will be here soon. We are going to buy it because we want to have it. Es ist schon fertig. denn wir wollen es haben. the future tense can also be expressed using the present tense. Wir werden es kaufen. Sie wird bald hier sein. beautiful It is very beautiful. you can say ‘I see you tomorrow – Ich sehe Sie morgen’. (Ich habe es schon. teuer Es ist sehr teuer. We won’t buy it. for you soon. schon Er ist schon hier. Ich werde auf Sie warten. I will buy it. alles Alles ist schon fertig. Sie ist sehr schön. In German. Alles wird für Sie bald fertig sein. Ich werde hier bleiben.24 3:49 4:51 5:14 5:35 5:47 5:55 I will wait for you. Ich werde es kaufen. to buy I’m going to buy it. . er wird Er wird es kaufen. Everything is going to be ready Alles wird für Sie bald fertig sein. I have it already. For example. everything Everything is ready already. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 29 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 3:30 3:55 5:29 6:02 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 9 0:00 0:43 0:56 2:03 2:12 2:58 3:10 3:22 3:34 3:56 4:06 4:46 6:44 ready It is ready. Everything will be ready for you soon. She is very beautiful. kaufen Ich werde es kaufen. Wir werden es nicht kaufen. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 28 ✓ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 8 0:00 0:07 0:19 1:07 expensive It is very expensive. Er wird bald hier sein. I’m going to stay here.) schön Es ist sehr schön. already He is here already. It is ready already. She will be here soon.

He would like to come with us. We are staying here. We are all staying here. He is going to bring it to you tomorrow. Wollen Sie bitte … es mir bringen. er bleibt sie bleibt es bleibt Alles bleibt hier. Review course CD 1 Track 30 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 25 mein Freund Mein Freund bleibt nicht. Er wird es Ihnen morgen bringen. Ich möchte es sehen. When will you bring it to me? Wann werden Sie es mir bringen? Wann werden Sie es mir bringen? Will you please bring it to me. alle Alle bleiben hier. Es kann sein. . Er möchte mit uns kommen. Wir bleiben hier. I would like to see it. Er bringt es mir. Er kommt bald. my friend My friend is not staying. I would like to have it. ich möchte Ich möchte es tun. all of them They are all staying here. Er bringt es Ihnen morgen. Meine Freunde bleiben nicht hier.Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 3 Track 10 0:10 0:42 0:49 1:20 1:30 1:40 1:58 2:15 2:28 3:02 3:28 3:36 4:07 4:48 5:18 7:01 7:34 8:01 8:16 8:27 For ‘he/she/it’ the verb ending is ‘t’. / Er wird es Ihnen morgen bringen. He is coming soon. he is staying she is staying it is staying Everything is remaining here. He will bring it to you tomorrow. Wollen Sie bitte … es mir morgen bringen. Ich möchte es haben. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 1 0:06 0:54 1:03 1:11 1:21 1:35 2:48 I would like I would like to do it. / All of them are staying here. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ Review course CD 1 Track 31 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ My friends are not staying here. Ich möchte Sie sehen. It can be. He is bringing it to me. I would like to see you. When are you going to bring it to me? Will you bring it to me tomorrow. Wir bleiben alle hier.

I like to go there. möglich Es ist nicht möglich. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 3 0:11 0:19 0:59 1:14 1:19 1:24 1:30 1:50 2:25 2:36 3:03 3:29 3:36 4:00 I would like to have it. Wollen Sie mir sagen.. Können Sie mir sagen? Wollen Sie mir sagen.) ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 2 0:00 0:46 1:14 1:36 1:56 gladly. denn ich kann es nicht finden.. Ich sehe es gern. ganz Es ist ganz unmöglich.26 2:57 3:38 4:18 5:34 5:47 6:00 6:15 possible It is not possible. with pleasure I like very much to do it.. . Ich werde sehr gern mit Ihnen dorthin gehen.. I like to see it. . ✓ ✓ ✓ unmöglich Es ist unmöglich. Can you tell me? Will you tell me where it is . wo es ist. Es ist so nicht möglich. Will you tell me. gern Ich tue es sehr gern. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 32 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 32 (cont. wo es ist .. impossible It is impossible. Ich will es haben. It is not possible like so (that way). because (for) I cannot find it. . to know we know you know Do you know? I know he knows they know I don’t know where it is. I want to have it. Ich gehe gern dorthin. I will go there very gladly with you. wissen wir wissen Sie wissen Wissen Sie? ich weiß er weiß sie wissen / die wissen Ich weiß nicht. Ich möchte es haben. entirely It is entirely impossible....

‘Weil’ sends the first verb to the end of the sentence. Sie versteht mich sehr gut. I am very tired. denn ich bin sehr müde. Review course CD 1 Track 33 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 27 ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 34 4:04 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 5 0:00 There are two words for ‘because’: ‘denn’ and ‘weil’.. Ich werde heute Abend zu Hause bleiben. For example. I will stay home. Ich kann es nicht verstehen. he understands she understands You don’t understand me very well. Ich werde zu Hause bleiben. I cannot understand it. ✗ ✓ ✓ . I understand you very well. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ She understands me very well. Can you understand me? I don’t understand it.Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 4 0:06 0:22 0:41 0:47 0:56 1:34 1:42 2:19 I am very busy. Ich bin sehr müde. I’m very tired and I’m going home now and I will stay home tonight. Ich bin sehr müde und ich werde nach Hause gehen und ich werde heute Abend zu Hause bleiben. Können Sie mich verstehen? Ich verstehe es nicht. I don’t understand you very well. weil ich sehr müde bin. müde Ich bin müde. ‘.’ to understand I understand we understand you understand they understand We don’t understand. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ 1:38 1:50 2:00 2:06 2:17 2:39 2:59 3:13 3:30 3:47 3:56 4:15 4:39 5:16 5:26 er versteht sie versteht Sie verstehen mich nicht sehr gut. at home I am going home. Ich verstehe Sie nicht sehr gut. I’m going to stay home tonight because I’m tired. zu Hause Ich gehe nach Hause. Ich bin sehr beschäftigt.. verstehen ich verstehe wir verstehen Sie verstehen sie verstehen Wir verstehen nicht. Ich verstehe Sie sehr gut. tired I am tired.

Ich kann es heute nicht tun. denn ich werde heute sehr beschäftigt sein / weil ich heute sehr beschäftigt sein werde ✗ ✗ ✓ 1:13 1:33 3:14 I am very busy. / Ich werde zu Hause bleiben. because I don’t understand you denn ich verstehe Sie nicht / weil ich Sie nicht verstehe I cannot understand you. Ich weiß nicht was Sie sagen. was Sie sagen. sagen Ich weiß nicht. Ich verstehe Sie. Ich kann Ihnen nicht sagen. I don’t know what you are saying because I don’t understand you. Ich bin sehr beschäftigt. denn ich kann Sie nicht verstehen / weil ich Sie nicht verstehen kann ✓ ✗ Review course CD 1 Track 36 ✓ 5:45 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 7 0:00 0:25 because I cannot understand you I’m going to stay home because I’m very tired. . denn ich verstehe Sie nicht. I do not understand you. weil ich sehr beschäftigt bin.28 5:55 6:01 6:25 I understand you. I cannot do it today because I am very busy. Ich verstehe Sie nicht. Ich kann es Ihnen nicht sagen. weil ich Sie nicht verstehe. I cannot understand you. because I’m going to be very busy today because I cannot come with you tonight ✓ 5:16 denn ich kann mit Ihnen heute Abend nicht kommen / weil ich heute Abend mit Ihnen nicht kommen kann ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 37 ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 8 0:00 0:24 I cannot tell you. I cannot tell it to you. because I cannot understand you Ich kann Sie nicht verstehen. / Ich weiß nicht was Sie sagen. denn ich bin sehr müde. Ich kann Sie nicht verstehen. weil ich sehr müde bin. ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 35 ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 6 0:00 0:06 0:36 2:17 3:09 to say / to tell I don’t know what you’re saying. weil ich Sie nicht verstehen kann Ich werde zu Hause bleiben.

denn ich weiß es nicht / weil ich es nicht weiß ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 38 ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 29 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 9 0:00 0:06 0:25 0:57 1:28 2:05 2:23 2:46 2:54 3:22 4:21 to cost it costs I want to know how much it costs. I cannot tell you now why I must have it today. warum ich es heute haben muss. um wie viel Uhr ich es haben kann. I would like to know how much it costs. 2:31 ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 1 ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 1 0:44 0:53 to ask question fragen die Frage . Es tut mir Leid. Wollen Sie mir sagen. Ich möchte wissen.0:38 1:38 I cannot tell it to you now. aber ich kann Ihnen jetzt nicht sagen. denn ich brauche es weil ich es haben will weil ich es haben muss because I would like to have it weil ich es haben möchte When can you bring it to me? Wann können Sie es mir bringen? The ‘weil’ situation is found in many other cases. they send the verb to the end. Will you tell me how much it costs. wie viel es kostet. wie viel es kostet. Um wie viel Uhr kann ich es haben? Wann kann ich es haben? Wollen Sie mir sagen. for I don’t know it / because I don’t know it Ich kann es Ihnen jetzt nicht sagen. when ‘um wie viel Uhr’ and ‘wann’ are found in the middle of a sentence. because I need it because I want to have it because I must have it kosten es kostet Ich will wissen. At what time can I have it? When can I have it? Will you tell me at what time I can have it. warum ich es heute haben will. Ich kann Ihnen nicht jetzt sagen. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 1 Track 39 ✓ 5:11 5:38 6:32 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 4 Track 10 0:00 I’m sorry but I cannot tell you now why I want to have it today. For example. wie viel es kostet.

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 3 ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 3 0:00 1:10 to feel I feel it. besser viel vielen Dank Es geht mir heute viel besser. I don’t understand anything. I want to go there. Everything is going very well. Ich verstehe nicht. It is there. Ich habe es nicht. I don’t understand. nothing I have nothing. Ich verstehe nichts. Why are you asking? Why do you ask? I want to know. Ich möchte dorthin gehen. Alles geht sehr gut. Alles geht viel besser heute. I don’t have anything now. I would like to go there. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 2 0:00 2:27 2:39 3:02 3:55 4:20 4:34 4:49 4:57 5:42 It is going very well. Everything is going much better today. Es geht sehr gut. I don’t have it. Ich möchte wissen. Ich habe eine Frage. I would like to see it. Ich will dorthin gehen. better much many thanks I’m going much better today. wo es ist. ich möchte Ich möchte es haben. fühlen Ich fühle es. Es ist dort. Ich möchte es sehen. I would like I would like to have it. nichts Ich habe nichts.30 1:01 1:12 1:22 1:44 2:31 3:18 3:37 4:26 4:44 5:14 5:19 5:45 6:02 6:22 6:38 7:16 7:39 I have a question. Warum fragen Sie? Warum fragen Sie? Ich will wissen. . ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 2 ✓ ✗ ✓ I would like to know where it is. Wie geht’s? / Wie geht es? Wie geht’s (Ihnen)? Es geht mir sehr gut. How’s it going? How are you going? / How are you? I’m fine. Ich habe jetzt nichts.

He must hurry. please. Er fühlt sich sehr gut. Wir müssen uns beeilen. Können Sie sich beeilen? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 5 0:00 shall / should sollen . Wir müssen uns beeilen. Ich fühle mich gut. I feel very well today. We are going to hurry. You must hurry.1:22 1:30 2:05 I don’t feel it. I cannot feel it. We feel fine. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 4 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 5 ✓ 2:55 3:46 4:03 4:40 5:17 5:53 6:04 6:43 7:10 7:20 7:57 8:23 8:53 9:42 10:12 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 4 0:00 0:09 0:49 1:13 1:34 2:05 2:23 2:41 3:03 3:53 one One must hurry. I will hurry. ‘will’ and ‘would like’ are handles. ‘must’. We must hurry. Ich fühle mich nicht gut. I feel fine. Sie müssen sich beeilen. He feels good. Wollen Sie sich beeilen. bitte. ‘want’. Can you hurry? man Man muss sich beeilen. which goes at the end of the sentence. Ich fühle mich sehr gut heute. I’m going to hurry. ✓ ✓ 31 Verbs such as ‘can’. I’m washing myself. We must hurry. Ich muss mich beeilen. They are followed by the full verb. Ich werde mich beeilen. Er muss sich beeilen. I must hurry. Wir werden uns beeilen. to hurry oneself I’m hurrying. Ich fühle es nicht. Fühlen Sie es? Wie fühlen Sie sich? waschen Ich wasche es. Ich werde mich beeilen. We will hurry. I don’t feel very well. Do you feel it? How do you feel? to wash I’m washing it. Wir werden uns beeilen. Ich kann es nicht fühlen. sich beeilen Ich beeile mich. Will you hurry. Wir fühlen uns gut. Ich wasche mich.

die Möglichkeit Ich habe keine Möglichkeit. interesting I am interested. time newspaper I have no time. Whenever you have a noun or an adjective that is followed by a verb. interesting joy to enjoy I am very pleased. das Das interessiert mich sehr. interessant Ich interessiere mich.) It interests me very much. interessant die Freude sich freuen Ich freue mich sehr. Es freut mich sehr. I have no time now. die Zeit die Zeitung Ich habe keine Zeit. ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 6 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 7 ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 6 0:00 0:26 0:43 1:01 1:34 2:14 2:29 3:04 3:25 3:53 4:38 5:06 that That interests me very much.) He is interested. It pleases me. . / You should hurry up. (He interests himself. Why don’t you hurry? Hurry up! to interest Verbs ending in -ieren to organize to specialize interested I am interested. (I interest myself. Sie sollen sich beeilen.32 0:12 0:43 1:47 2:30 2:39 2:45 2:49 3:35 3:54 4:39 5:47 5:55 6:24 You shall hurry up. That doesn’t interest me. ✓ Es interessiert mich sehr. ✓ Warum beeilen Sie sich nicht? Beeilen Sie sich! interessieren organisieren spezialisieren interessiert Ich bin interessiert. you use ‘zu’. Ich habe keine Zeit jetzt. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 7 0:14 0:38 0:55 possibility I have no possibility. ✓ Er interessiert sich. Das interessiert mich nicht.

Es ist nicht so wichtig. -keit and -ung take ‘die’. heute dorthin zu gehen. Whenever you have ‘st’ or ‘sp’. es zu sehen. es zu tun. It is not so important to do it today. es zu tun. adjective and verb opportunity I would like to have the opportunity to see it. nötig spät die Stadt der Staat die Vereinigten Staaten It is not necessary to do it now. oft Ich habe nicht sehr oft die Gelegenheit. Words ending in -heit. Es ist nicht möglich. It is not possible. es heute zu tun. It is not possible to go there today. immer Ich habe nicht immer die Gelegenheit. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 9 0:00 0:09 1:31 1:54 2:33 2:49 always I don’t always have the opportunity to see it. Es ist nicht möglich. Ich habe keine Zeit. necessary late city state United States wichtig Es ist sehr wichtig. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 10 0:00 1:05 1:50 2:34 3:18 4:02 4:17 4:40 4:49 5:02 important It is very important to do it. it is pronounced ‘sht’ or ‘shp’. Es ist nicht möglich. Es ist nicht nötig. es zu sehen. die Gelegenheit Ich möchte die Gelegenheit haben. often I don’t very often have the opportunity to see it. es zu sehen. ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 8 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 9 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 10 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ 33 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 5 Track 8 0:00 1:26 1:34 2:14 Definition of noun. It is not possible to do it. es zu tun.1:15 1:49 I have no time to do it. es jetzt zu tun. .

es jetzt zu tun. Ich werde es heute später tun. Review course CD 2 Track 11 ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 12 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 13 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 2 0:00 1:20 1:43 2:09 2:22 2:33 3:08 3:48 4:27 4:34 4:44 5:01 to speak Do you speak English? You speak German very well.g. I will do it later today. Sagt man? Sagt man es so? How do you say it in German? Wie sagen Sie es auf deutsch? How does one say it in German? Wie sagt man es auf deutsch? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 3 0:00 0:21 0:51 1:32 4:38 It is too late. Es ist zu spät. expensive) to go (not on foot) I’m going to Berlin. It won’t be possible to do it now. Can you call me later? too (e. später etwas später rufen anrufen Wollen Sie mich bitte später anrufen. later a little later / somewhat later to call to call (on the phone) Will you call me later. Es ist zu spät. Ich werde es später tun. Es wird nicht möglich sein. in German in English one says One doesn’t say it like that.B. Does one say? Does one say it like that? sprechen Sprechen Sie englisch? Sie sprechen sehr gut deutsch.34 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 1 0:21 0:30 0:52 1:04 1:22 1:38 2:13 2:37 3:43 4:21 4:43 It is very late. Es ist sehr spät. auf deutsch auf englisch man sagt Man sagt es nicht so. One says it. es jetzt zu tun. teuer) fahren Ich fahre nach Berlin. It is too late to do it now. I’m going to Germany. I’m going to do it later. Können Sie mich später anrufen? zu (z. Ich fahre nach Deutschland. . Man sagt es.

I won’t buy it. We won’t do it. Es wird nicht … so möglich sein. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 5 0:00 0:05 0:12 0:31 0:58 2:06 2:35 2:56 3:20 3:56 to buy I would buy it. It will be very important to do it. Ich werde es nicht kaufen.5:05 5:27 5:57 7:25 7:59 He will be here soon. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 14 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 15 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 16 ✓ ✓ 35 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 4 0:15 1:06 1:20 1:51 2:18 2:46 4:35 would I would do it. es zu tun. Es würde nicht möglich sein. Es würde nicht möglich sein. es jetzt zu tun. Er wird bald hier sein. Wir werden es nicht tun. because I won’t do it today because I wouldn’t have the time to do it today weil ich es heute nicht tun kann Ich werde es heute nicht tun. kaufen Ich würde es kaufen. He wouldn’t do it. because he is very busy today denn er ist sehr beschäftigt heute / weil er heute sehr beschäftigt ist because I cannot do it today I won’t do it today. But I don’t have time to do it now. It wouldn’t be possible. It won’t be possible that way. Aber ich habe nicht die Zeit. Es wird sehr wichtig sein. weil ich es heute nicht tun werde weil ich nicht die Zeit haben würde. würden Ich würde es tun. It will be very important. Es wird sehr wichtig sein. I will not have the time to do it. It wouldn’t be possible to do it. es zu tun. es heute zu tun because I wouldn’t do it today weil ich es heute nicht tun würde Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 6 0:10 0:48 When will he be here? When will it be ready? Wann wird er hier sein? Wann wird es fertig sein? . We wouldn’t do it. Wir würden es nicht tun. Ich werde nicht die Zeit haben. Er würde es nicht tun. es zu tun.

um wie viel Uhr Sie es tun können. It is going to be ready today. Es wird heute fertig sein. I would like to know at what time you can do it. the German translation is ‘ob’. um wie viel Uhr es fertig sein wird. wenn wenn Sie wollen Wir wollen es. Es würde heute fertig sein. ‘ich kann. wann es fertig sein wird. er kann’. because it cannot be ready today I want to know at what time it is going to be ready. Wir wollen es nicht. warum es heute nicht fertig sein kann.36 1:22 2:39 2:54 3:19 3:50 4:26 4:56 5:30 6:31 I would like to know when it will be ready. Ich möchte wissen. Es wird fertig sein. I would like to know when you want to do it. If it does not imply ‘whether’. um wie viel Uhr es heute fertig sein wird. It can be ready today. I would like to know at what time it will be ready today. ✗ ✓ 8:04 ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 17 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 7 0:00 0:24 0:40 0:45 0:59 1:34 1:47 2:23 3:23 if if you want We want it. We don’t want it. Whenever ‘if’ implies ‘whether’. wenn Sie wollen. I will wait here if you want. ✗ . Ich möchte wissen. The ‘handles’ do not have a ‘t’ for ‘he/she/it’. Ich werde hier warten. Ich möchte wissen. I would like to know why it cannot be ready today. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 8 0:00 ‘If’ has two different meanings in English. Ich möchte wissen. For example. Wir wollen es heute nicht tun. We don’t want to do it today. It will be ready. weil es heute nicht fertig sein kann ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ because it will be ready today weil es heute fertig sein wird Ich will wissen. Es kann heute fertig sein. wann Sie es tun wollen. It would be ready today. then use ‘wenn’. Ich möchte wissen.

(aber) ich weiß nicht. How long have you been here Wie lange sind Sie schon hier in Germany? in Deutschland? to work work he is working He has been working here for a long time. Review course CD 2 Track 18 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 19 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 37 to seek / to search / to look for suchen But I don’t know if I can do it. es zu tun. use the present tense. ob es möglich sein wird. But I’m going to try. es zu tun. I don’t know if it is possible to do it. ob es möglich ist.Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 9 0:09 0:18 0:47 1:00 1:08 1:51 2:55 3:42 to try I will try. Ich weiß nicht. We have been here for three days. Wir sind hier seit drei Tagen. Aber ich weiß nicht. I’m going to try. (but) I don’t know if it will be possible to do it. Wie lange wohnen Sie (schon) hier? To translate ‘have been + -ing’. ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 20 ✗ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 1 0:08 Review of the ‘handles’ using ‘können’ . versuchen Ich werde versuchen. How long have you been living here? ich warte seit wohnen Wo wohnen Sie? Ich wohne hier schon seit zehn Jahren. Aber ich werde versuchen. arbeiten die Arbeit er arbeitet Er arbeitet hier seit langer Zeit. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 6 Track 10 0:00 0:14 0:58 1:36 1:48 2:04 2:50 3:27 5:22 5:29 5:35 5:47 6:15 I’m waiting since to live (reside) Where do you live? I’ve been living here for ten years. ob ich es tun kann. Ich werde versuchen.

I cannot understand you. Es kann heute fertig sein. I couldn’t understand you. I couldn’t find it. I don’t understand you. Es kann nicht … so möglich sein. Wir waren da. we. gestern gestern Abend Er konnte nicht mit uns gestern Abend dorthin gehen. Er kann nicht verstehen. they’ and ‘hatte’ for ‘I. It can be ready today. I didn’t have the time to do it because I was very busy. We were there. Wo waren Sie? Es war nicht möglich. I was there last night. Ich werde es morgen kaufen. aber es war nicht fertig. es zu tun. Ich war da gestern Abend. Ich hatte nicht die Zeit. yesterday last night (yesterday evening) He couldn’t go there with us last night.38 1:07 1:43 2:33 3:13 4:19 5:30 6:37 7:21 8:03 8:18 I can do it. Ich konnte es nicht finden. we. es zu tun. he/she/it’. The past tense of ‘have’ is ‘hatten’ for ‘you. wann Sie es tun werden. ‘Could’ in the past tense (was able) is ‘konnten’ (you. we. he/she/it). weil ich sehr beschäftigt war. He cannot understand. Er versteht nicht. He doesn’t understand. Ich verstehe Sie nicht. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 2 0:00 In English. Ich kann Sie nicht verstehen. Ich konnte Sie nicht verstehen. Können Sie mir sagen. he/she/it’. wenn ich die Zeit habe. Ich kann es tun. Where were you? It was not possible to do it. ob Sie es tun können? Und ich möchte wissen. . ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 21 It cannot be possible that way. but it wasn’t ready. I will buy it tomorrow if I have the time. they) or ‘konnte’ (I. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 22 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ 3:19 3:46 4:25 4:53 5:00 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 3 0:00 0:35 1:18 1:28 1:40 2:07 2:43 The past tense of ‘to be’ is ‘waren’ for ‘you. ‘could’ has two different meanings: ‘was able’ or ‘would be able’. they’ and ‘war’ for ‘I. Can you tell me if you can do it? And I would like to know when you will do it.

it is ‘musste’. He had to wait for me. Sie müssen auf mich warten. Er wird es tun. He will do it because he wants to do it. Er will es tun. Wir wollen es nicht tun. You have to wait for me. ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 23 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 24 ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 39 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 4 0:00 0:45 1:25 2:24 2:37 3:50 4:23 4:38 5:53 7:01 When ‘could’ expresses ‘would be able’ in English. (aber) er kann es nicht kaufen. We don’t want to do it.3:55 I couldn’t find it. Ich konnte es nicht gestern ohne Sie tun. Wir müssen es kaufen. unless it is clearly in the past. I couldn’t do it without you yesterday. Could you come with me? Could you tell me? Could you wait now? Can you wait here? without I couldn’t do it without you. Review of ‘want’ He wants to buy it. We must buy it. (but) he cannot buy it because it’s very expensive. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 5 0:00 0:30 0:43 0:56 1:26 1:55 2:10 2:30 2:49 2:57 3:47 4:13 5:37 5:49 7:27 7:40 Review of ‘must’ I must go now. Ich konnte es nicht finden. weil es zu teuer ist Er will es nicht haben. Ich muss jetzt gehen. The past tense of ‘must’ is ‘had to’ in English. Warum wollen Sie es jetzt nicht tun? Ich musste hier bleiben. ✓ ✓ . I couldn’t understand you. Ich konnte Sie nicht verstehen. weil es sehr teuer ist. weil er es tun will. I had to stay here. He wants to do it. Why don’t you want to do it now? Er will es kaufen. Könnten Sie mit mir kommen? Könnten Sie mir sagen? Könnten Sie jetzt warten? Können Sie hier warten? ohne Ich könnte es nicht ohne Sie tun. because it is too expensive He doesn’t want to have it. Use ‘könnten’ to translate ‘could’. Er musste auf mich warten. but in German. use ‘könnten’.

You should tell me. Sie sollen mir sagen. es zu tun. I am very pleased to do it. Ich freue mich sehr. He won’t do it. / Er wollte es kaufen. Er wird es nicht tun. Ich wollte nicht hier bleiben. Er will es nicht tun. ich habe keine Lust Ich habe keine Lust. ich wollte er wollte Er wollte es kaufen. / I am Sie zu sehen. looking forward to seeing you. . es zu tun. I would do it. Will you do it. He is not going to do it. Es war nicht möglich. Es freut mich. He wouldn’t do it. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ Review course CD 2 Track 25 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 26 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 6 0:20 0:26 0:33 I wanted he wanted He wanted to buy it because he wanted to have it. I am very pleased to see you. Es soll fertig sein. It will give me very much Es wird mich sehr freuen. ‘Dürfen’ means ‘may’ or ‘to be allowed to’: ich darf. Wir sollen hier bleiben. It was not possible to do it. ‘Sollte’ and ‘sollten’ can mean ‘should’ or ‘was supposed to’. please. 1:13 1:50 2:01 2:22 2:46 3:36 4:49 We shall (we should) stay here. Es würde nicht möglich sein. / Es freut mich sehr. es zu tun. Wollen Sie bitte … es tun. Sie/wir/sie dürfen. Er wird es nicht tun. Ich würde es tun. Sie zu sehen. May I see it? Darf ich es sehen? Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 7 0:00 1:09 1:42 2:29 3:17 I don’t feel like I don’t feel like doing it. weil er es haben wollte. Wollen Sie mir sagen Er will es nicht tun. Er würde es nicht tun. It should be ready. er/sie/es/man darf. I didn’t want to stay here.40 8:14 8:28 8:50 9:38 9:44 9:56 He doesn’t want to do it. Sie zu sehen. denn er wollte es haben. 6:58 7:09 7:49 8:21 8:38 ‘Would be’ can also be expressed using ‘wäre’ or ‘wären’. It wouldn’t be possible to do it. pleasure to see you. es zu tun. Will you tell me He doesn’t want to do it.

But I wouldn’t go away without you. / Will you get it cleaned. ✓ Ich muss es reinigen lassen. Will you have it cleaned. Lassen Sie mich arbeiten! reparieren Ich werde es reparieren. der Ausgang der Eingang fahren die Ausfahrt die Einfahrt die Abfahrt abfahren wegfahren fortfahren We would like to go out tonight. / I’m going to fix it. rein / sauber reinigen Wollen Sie es bitte reinigen. out to go out I want to go out tonight. Ich werde es waschen lassen. ✓ Ich muss es reparieren lassen. . I have to get it fixed. / I will get it fixed. aus ausgehen Ich will heute Abend ausgehen. Wollen Sie es reinigen lassen. Aber ich würde nicht ohne Sie weggehen. clean to clean Will you clean it. Review course CD 2 Track 27 ✓ ✓ ✗ 41 Ich werde es reparieren lassen. exit (on foot) entrance (on foot) to go (not on foot) exit (driving) entrance (driving) departure to depart to go away to go away (far) weg weggehen Ich werde bald weggehen. I will get it washed. I have to get it cleaned. I will have it repaired. Wir möchten heute Abend ausgehen. ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 28 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 1 0:12 1:04 1:19 1:36 2:15 2:24 2:35 2:47 3:34 3:53 4:36 4:46 5:13 5:30 5:36 5:44 5:54 away to go away I will go away soon.Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 7 Track 8 0:31 1:02 1:18 1:50 2:22 3:01 3:26 4:05 4:12 4:28 4:45 Let me work! to repair I’m going to repair it.

42 6:00 6:13 to go through to walk through durchfahren durchgehen ✓ ✗ Review course CD 2 Track 29 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 2 0:00 There are two kinds of prefixes: those that are detachable and those that are not. Ich komme morgen an. ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 2:47 3:06 3:21 3:34 3:52 4:09 4:16 4:28 4:56 wiederholen wiederholen ich wiederhole ✓ ✓ ✗ Review course CD 2 Track 30 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 31 ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 3 0:00 0:05 0:13 0:20 1:43 1:54 2:33 2:58 3:26 3:56 4:03 4:12 to get I’m getting it.) to fetch again to repeat I repeat auf Wiedersehen nie wieder Ich werde es nie wieder tun. Whenever the stress is on the prefix. to fetch I will fetch it. afternoon this afternoon tomorrow afternoon bekommen Ich bekomme es. Nachmittag heute Nachmittag morgen Nachmittag Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 4 0:00 the day after tomorrow übermorgen . ankommen Ich komme an. I am arriving tomorrow. morgen Vormittag Wir fahren nach Frankfurt. morgen früh Ich gehe aus. it is detachable. good-bye never again I will never again do it. holen / abholen Ich werde es holen. (I’m going to call for you. Ich werde Sie abholen. to arrive I’m arriving. tomorrow morning We are going to Frankfurt. tomorrow morning I’m going out. / Ich werde es abholen. I’m going to fetch you.

über Ich will dorthin gehen. / Ich will dort hingehen. / Ich fahre hin. überlegen Ich werde es mir überlegen. / Ich will hingehen. For example: Raus! Get out! to put to put on to put in Will you put it on top of it. to come over Will you come over. Will you put it over it. rüberkommen Wollen Sie rüberkommen. Wollen Sie es darunter legen. hin her Kommen Sie her! / Kommen Sie hierher! hereinkommen Wollen Sie herein kommen. Come over! Come in! Ich lege es rüber. ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 33 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ 1:55 2:46 2:52 3:13 3:31 3:37 3:49 4:02 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 6 0:06 0:30 0:54 1:12 1:49 1:57 2:19 2:32 I’m putting it over. Kommen Sie rüber! Kommen Sie rein! . it gives a sense of movement. Ich werde hinfahren. to take Will you take it out. Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 5 0:00 0:32 out heraus ‘her’ can be shortened to just ‘r’.0:05 0:58 over I want to go there. Prefixes can also be used by themselves. Ich überlege es mir. Wollen Sie es darüber legen. When it is hooked onto a prefix. I’m thinking it over. Ich gehe hin. to think over I’ll think it over. legen / stellen anlegen einlegen Wollen Sie es darauf legen. Will you put it underneath. nehmen Wollen Sie es rausnehmen. ✗ 43 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 32 ✗ 1:39 1:45 2:04 2:06 2:17 3:38 3:47 I will go there. towards there towards here Come here! to come in Will you come in here. I’m going there.

He is getting dressed. suit I’m getting dressed. locked The door is locked. Das Geschäft ist geschlossen. der Auszug der Umzug Review course CD 2 Track 34 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ We will move (to another place). He is locked in. I’m closing the door. Wir werden umziehen. der Anzug Ich ziehe mich an. ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ Review course CD 2 Track 35 ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 8 0:00 to catch fangen . Ich mache die Tür zu. I will unlock it. das Schloss Ich werde es einschließen. geschlossen Die Tür ist geschlossen. Ich werde es aufschließen.44 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 7 0:00 0:24 0:46 1:04 1:15 1:30 1:53 2:20 2:44 2:52 3:40 3:47 3:57 4:12 4:26 5:00 5:04 5:12 5:27 5:49 6:43 7:09 7:25 7:51 8:03 8:12 8:30 8:46 9:01 to pull train to dress I’m going to get dressed. durchziehen schliessen der Schlüssel die Tür schliessen die Tür zuschliessen zumachen die Tür aufmachen Ich mache das Fenster auf. The store is locked. Alles ist heute geschlossen. ziehen der Zug anziehen Ich werde mich anziehen. exodus (pulling out) move (the process of moving to another place) to pull through to lock key to close the door to lock the door to close to open the door I’m opening the window. castle / lock I will lock it in. ausziehen Ich werde hier ausziehen. Everything is locked today. to pull out / to move out I will move out. Er ist eingeschlossen. Er zieht sich an.

We are starting soon. ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ 45 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ 3:19 5:01 5:15 5:41 5:49 6:11 Whenever ‘to’ in English implies ‘in order to’. I’m calling you later in order to ask you if you can come with us tonight. dass ich es tun kann. When are you starting? When do we start? Will you call me later. use ‘dass’. I’m going to see you. It is very interesting. dass er morgen ankommen wird. Like ‘weil’. ‘dass’ sends the verb to the end of the sentence. I hope he will arrive tomorrow. bequem Es ist sehr bequem hier. um Sie zu fragen. Ich hoffe. Wir fangen bald an. easy / light (weight) difficult / heavy (weight) It is very easy. ✗ ✓ Review course CD 2 Track 36 ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 6:59 Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 9 0:00 0:08 0:16 0:43 1:21 2:01 2:38 3:01 3:13 3:27 3:37 to think I think to believe / to think I think he’s going to be here soon. / Ich werde Sie später anrufen. Whenever ‘that’ is implied in English. Ich hoffe. hoffen ich hoffe Ich hoffe.0:05 0:15 0:33 0:51 1:04 1:39 2:10 2:53 to start / to begin We will start soon. leicht schwer Es ist sehr leicht. denken ich denke glauben Ich glaube. Es ist sehr interessant. I hope that you can come with us tonight. I’m going to call you later. anfangen Wir werden bald anfangen. Wann fangen Sie an? Wann fangen wir an? Wollen Sie mich später anrufen. use ‘um … zu’. comfortable It is very comfortable here. ‘dass’ cannot be omitted in German as it can in English. Ich werde Sie sehen. . Ich rufe Sie später an. to hope I hope I hope I can do it. Ich rufe Sie später an. dass er bald hier sein wird. dass Sie heute Abend mit uns kommen können. ob Sie mit uns … heute Abend kommen können.

Words ending in -chen or -lein are neuter (das).46 3:52 4:46 nice comfortable / having a nice ambience nett / sympathisch gemütlich ✗ ✗ Review course CD 2 Track 37 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ Foundation (8-hour) course: CD 8 Track 10 0:00 2:34 2:59 3:26 3:39 4:47 The gender (masculine/feminine/neuter) of a noun is determined by the word ending. Excuse me. Ich muss ein Glas Weißwein haben. I want a glass of wine. I would like to have a glass of red wine. bitte! / Verzeihung! Darf ich Sie fragen? . Ich möchte ein Glas Rotwein haben. please! May I ask you? Ich will ein Glas Wein haben. Entschuldigen Sie. I must have a glass of white wine.

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Italian. German. increase your word-power and consolidate your knowledge in just two hours.99 . Spanish (5 CDs) £30 French German Italian Spanish Arabic Mandarin Russian ISBN: 978 0 340 93982 6 ISBN: 978 0 340 93984 0 ISBN: 978 0 340 93983 3 ISBN: 978 0 340 93973 4 ISBN: 978 0 340 98323 2 ISBN: 978 0 340 98358 4 ISBN: 978 0 340 98324 9 Vocabulary courses: ‘new’ languages (4 CDs) £40 Background reading The Test of Courage is Michel Thomas’s thrilling biography. paperback. The courses provide confidence in pronunciation. Written by acclaimed journalist Christopher Robbins. £19.The Language Builders take the form of a ‘one-to-one’ lecture with Michel Thomas. it tells the story of the world’s greatest language teacher and of how his experience at the hands of the Gestapo fuelled his passion for language teaching. ISBN: 978 0340 81245 7. £14. ISBN: 978 0340 92833 2. Language Builders (2 CDs) £20 French German Italian Spanish ISBN: 978 0 340 78969 8 ISBN: 978 0 340 78973 5 ISBN: 978 0 340 78975 9 ISBN: 978 0 340 78971 1 49 The Vocabulary courses carry forward the Michel Thomas Method teaching tradition and faithfully follow this unique approach to foreign language learning. Vocabulary courses: French.99 In The Learning Revolution renowned instructional psychologist Dr Jonathan Solity draws on professional experience and lengthy discussions with Michel Thomas to explain how and why the Michel Thomas Method of language teaching works where so many others fail. building on the words and phrases in the Foundation and Advanced courses. hardback. with the all-audio and ‘building-block’ approach.

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99 paperback Michel Thomas’ remarkable life-story.51 THE TEST OF COURAGE EAN: 978 0 340 81245 7 £9. life-affirming narrative that exerts considerable power” THE TIMES “This book is a right riveting read” SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY . told by Christopher Robbins “As much a thriller as a biography” Emma Thompson “One of the bravest men you will ever read about” John le Carré “Intriguing biography … a vivid.

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