Learn German A1 Lesson 7: hunger & thurst & useful questions

Learn German A1: hunger & thurst & useful questions Lesson 7

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Learn German A1: hunger & thurst & useful questions Lesson 7! So, We hope you enjoy working your way through free lessons of German language by ask-scholars.com. While, Try not to let yourself get discouraged! Because, Mastering a new language does take time and perseverance and sometimes things can seem just too difficult. But then you will come back to it another day and things will begin to make sense again.

After English, German is the most widely spoken language within the European Union and is an important language in business and commerce, particularly in Eastern Europe!

Hallo, alles klar? (All good?)

So, We will learn basics to express hunger and thurst, how to be polite, order drinks and useful questions that you can ask in German!

Fertig? Los! (Ready? Go!)

Table of Contents

Expressing Hunger and thurst

In German, instead of saying, “I’m hungry.”, you say “I have hunger.” While, The same applies to thirst.

Hast du Hunger? (Are you hungry?)

While, No list of German food and drink would be complete without a Bratwurst and Apfelschorle.

But do you know how to say you’re hungry or thirsty in German?

So, Let’s find out!

Ich habe Lust auf…” is an informal expression we use to say that we feel like having a particular food or drink.

Ich habe Lust auf Bratwurst. (I feel like eating a bratwurst.)
Ich habe Lust auf Pizza. (I feel like eating pizza).
Way to express Hunger in German!
Ich habe Hunger. (I’m hungry.)
Ich habe Durst. (I’m thirsty.)
Ich habe Hunger und Durst. (I’m hungry and thirsty.)
Ich habe Lust auf…. (I feel like…)
Hast du Hunger/Durst? (Are you hungry/thirsty?)

Super gemacht! (Well done!) So, now you can communicate when you feel hungry or thristy!

Short Conversation:

Farrukh: Hallo Ali! wie gehts?

Ali: Ach, mir gehts schlecht. Ich habe total Hunger!

Farrrukh: Ich habe auch ein bisschen Hunger. Ich habe Lust auf Pizza!

Ali: Oh ja, Pizza! Hast du auch Durst? Ich habe Lust auf Apfelschorle.

Farrukh: Ja, super! Ich liebe Apfelschorle!

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While, “Bitte” can mean “please“, “there you go“, and “you’re welcome“. So you will often hear conversations like this one:

Guest: Ein Bier, bitte. (One beer please.)

Waitress *brings beer*: Bitte! (There you go!)

Guest: Danke! (Thanks!)

Waitress: Bitte! (You’re welcome!)

So, here are important points, you need to remember about using ”Bitte” in different situations!

(i): Nein, danke: (to politely decline an offer)

(ii): Ja, bitte: (to accept an offer)

(iii): Wie bitte? (to ask for repetition)

Order drinks

So, Here you’ll learn how to order drinks in a restaurant, café or bar.

While, Service staff in German-speaking countries tend to be efficient, professional and reserved. So, This can come off as a lack of friendliness to some people, depending on the culture that they’re from.

Kann ich bestellen? (Can I order?)

Entschuldigung, kann ich bestellen? (Excuse me, can I order?)

While, in reply service staff would say: Gern! (Of course!)

Ich hätte gern… (I would like)

So, Let’s now learn how to order these three drinks:

Masculine: der/ein Kaffee (coffee) ?
Feminine: die/eine Apfelschorle (apple spritzer) ?
Neuter: das/ein Wasser (water) ?
There are three genders in German!

Ich hätte gern eine Apfelschorle. (I’d like an apple sparkling juice.)

So, There is another way to ask for drinks;

Ich hätte gern eine Apfelschorle, bitte! (I’d like an apple sparkling juice, please!)

How to order water?

Ich hätte gern ein Wasser. (I’d like a water.)

So, If you want to ask for more than one drinks, you can say;

Ein Wasser und eine Apfelschorle, bitte! (A water and a apple sparkling juice, please!)

While, We use “ein” for neuter nouns like “Wasser” and “eine” for feminine nouns like “Apfelschorle”.

Meanwghile, When we order something with masculine gender (like “Kaffee”), we don’t use “ein” but “einen“.

So, If you need recap, Just follow the Learn German A1 Lesson 3 about genders of nouns!

We will learn why later in the course!

Ich hätte gern einen Kaffee. (I’d like a coffee.)

So, that’s how you ask for drinks, if the drinks belong to different genders!

Ich hätte gern einen Kaffee und eine Apfelschorle, bitte! (I’d like a coffee and an apple sparkling juice, please!)

Well done! ?

So, You can now order things! Juhu! ? (Woohoo!)

While, Here’s a reminder of what to say to a Kellner/in (waiter/waitress):

Kann ich bestellen? (Can I order?)
Gern! (Of course!)
Ich hätte gern … (I’d like…)
… eine Apfelschorle. (…an apple spritzer.) (feminine)
… ein Wasser. (…a water.) (neuter)
… einen Kaffee. (…a coffee.) (masculine)
How to order in German?

Useful Questions

When you travel to Germany, Austria or Switzerland, you will probably come across a few things you don’t know.

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Let’s learn some useful questions to help you get by, e.g. “Was ist das?” (What’s that?)

We’ve learned that “das” is a neuter article, meaning “the“.

However, “das” also means “that“, and we can use it for all genders.

For example:

Wie viel kostet das? (How much does that cost?)

So, another way to ask for something is as follows:

das da / das hier

that there / this here

Wie viel kostet das da? (How much is that there?)

Das da? Das kostet drei Euro. (That there? That costs three euro.)

We can add “hier” (here) or “da” (there) after “das” to express that the thing we are referring to is close to us (hier) or further away from us (da).

Customer: Wie viel kostet das da? ? >>>> ?
(How much is that there?)
Shop assistant: Das hier? ? ?
(This here?)
Customer: Ja, genau!
(Yes, exactly!)
Shop assistant: Das kostet vier Euro.
(That is four euro.)
Asking a price of something in German!

Let’s take a look at another question containing “das” which might come in handy.

Wie heißt das auf Deutsch? (What’s that called in German?)

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