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Learn German A1 Lesson 2

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Learn German A1 Lesson 2 for newcomers. This lesson explains Customs & Traditions, Languages in German, How can you say sorry, what you do as profession and lastly tips to memorize 1 to 19 numbers in German!

Los geht’s! (Let’s go!)

German Introductions and Greetings Lesson 1

Customs & Traditions

German often shake hands when they meet and when they say goodbye. While, they also often give their sir name only when they introduce themselves or answer the phone.

The courtesy titles Herr…… and Frau…… are used rather like Mr…. and Mrs…. in English. While, Women over the age of 18 are normally referred to as Frau….. irrespective of weather they are married or not.

Talk about Languages

Put words describing how good your language skills are after the subject and verb!

Ich spreche perfekt Deutsch! ( I speak perfect German. )

Ich spreche ein bisschen Spanisch! ( I speak a little Spanish. )

Words like “ein bisschen” (a little) and “gut” (good) go before the language name.

Du sprichst gut Schwedish! ( You speak good Swedish. )

Sprichst du Englisch? ( Do you speak English? )

Sprichst du…” means: Do you speak…?

Welche Sprachen sprichst du? ( What languages do you speak? )

Ich spreche Deutsch und ein bisschen Spanisch. ( I speak German and a little Spanish. )

Deutschland” (Germany) and “Spanien” (Spain) are countries.

Sprechen Sie Türkisch? ( Do you speak Turkish? ), We have learnt in German vs English Language comparison about usage of ” Sie ”. While, with strangers, people older than you, and authority figures, you’ll say Sie. Using  Sie indicates respect, while using  du indicates friendliness.

Ich spreche Türkisch und Deutsch. ( I speak Turkish and German. )

Sprichst du nur Englisch? ( Do you speak only English? )

Nein, Ich spreche nur Deutsch! ( No, I only speak German! )

Du sprichst zu schnell! ( You speak too quickly! )

Er spricht kein Deutsch. ( He doesn’t speak German. )

Important Note:

Most languages end in -isch: Englisch, Französisch, Japanisch, etc. Again the exception is German: Deutsch!

Languages English to German!

  • Afghanisch: Afghan
  • Albanisch: Albanian
  • Armenisch: Armenian
  • Arabisch: Arabic
  • Ägyptisch: Egyptian
  • Amerikanisch: American
  • Irakisch: Iraqi
  • Malaiisch: Malay
  • Österreichisch: Austrian
  • Polnisch: Polish
  • Russisch: Russian
  • Italienisch: Italian
  • Somalisch: Somali
  • Schottisch: Scottish
  • Norwegisch: Norwegian
  • Litauisch: Lithuanian

Saying Sorry

Das tut mir leid” is associated with saying “I’m sorry (for you)” – it does not ask for forgiveness.

Someone has just given you some bad news. You can respond “Das tut mir leid!” or “Oh nein!” would be appropriate answers here.

Mir geht’s schlecht, Oh nein! (I am bad, oh no!)

Your friend has just spilled tea everywhere. You can respond with “Oh nein!

While, “Oh nein!” is an appropriate way to tell someone you are sorry about their injury.

Entschuldigung! ( Sorry! / Excuse me! ) Ent – undo; schuldig – guilty. German apologies ask for guilt to be removed.

You’re lost and you want to ask a stranger for directions. What do you say first to be polite? Just start with Entschuldigung, Because “Entschuldigung” is a polite way to get someone’s attention.

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Responding Thank you

A friend thanks you for helping them out, you can respond with “Kein Problem“.

Kein Problem” expresses that it’s not an issue.

The waitress forgot to bring your drink and says “Entschuldigung!”. What can you say to her? “Kein Problem!”

What You do?

Germany has a shortage of skilled workers in many different fields. Is your profession among them? Let’s find out!
Here you’ll learn to say what your job is and how to ask other people about theirs.

Was bist du von Beruf? ( What do you do? )

Was ist dein Beruf? (What is your Profession? )

Wo arbeiten Sie? ( Where do you work? )

Ich bin Informatiker. I’m an IT specialist.

Generally speaking, words ending in –er are masculine, e.g. “Informatiker“. For the feminine version, we need to add –in at the end of the word.

Er ist Informatiker. (He’s an IT specialist.)
Sie ist Informatikerin. (She’s an IT specialist.)

Mehr Berufe (More Professions) in German

While there are professions which have different endings expect ” –er ” and ” –in ” for masculine and feminine respectively. But we have added professions here only with endings ” –er ” and ” –in ” for masculine and feminine respectively.



























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Counting 1 – 19

Numbers are very important in any Language. So, here are numbers from 1 to 10.

eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Mehr Zahlen ( more numbers ) : Here we’ll learn the numbers 11-19. Drei – zwei – eins – los! ? (3 – 2 – 1 – go!)

The two numbers that do not follow the pattern “number + zehn” are as follows:

elf : 11 , zwölf : 12

Here’s a tip!

To say 13, 14 and 15, we add the words for either 3 (drei), 4 (vier) or 5 (fünf) on to the word for 10 (zehn).

3 (drei) + 10 (zehn) = 13 (dreizehn)
4 (vier) + 10 (zehn) = 14 (vierzehn)
5 (fünf) + 10 (zehn) = 15 (fünfzehn)

Here’s a tip!

16 and 17 contain a shortened version of the words for 6 (sechs) and 7 (sieben).

6 (sechs) + 10 (zehn) = 16 (sechzehn)
7 (sieben) + 10 (zehn) = 17 (siebzehn)

18 and 19 follow the same pattern as 13, 14 and 15.

3 (drei)+ 10 (zehn)= 13 (dreizehn)
4 (vier)+ 10 (zehn)= 14 (vierzehn)
5 (fünf)+ 10 (zehn)= 15 (fünfzehn)
8 (acht)+ 10 (zehn)= 18 (achtzehn)
9 (neun)+ 10 (zehn)= 19 (neunzehn)

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