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Learn German with GermanPod101.com ! You are finally on that well-deserved trip to Germany. As you are boarding the plane , you bump into someone because the plane is so crowded. You reply in German , "I'm sorry ! " As you get closer to the rear of the plane , you squeeze past two women that are having trouble with their bags as one of them drops theirs. You mumble in German , "I'm sorry , " and keep walking. Finally , ... Read More
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Pronunciation S2 #5 - German Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You are in Germany with a friend who is quite fluent in the German language. On your way to his doctor's appointment, you get stuck in a traffic jam. Your friend seems to be in quite a bit of pain with his tooth. He asks you in German, "What time is it?" afraid that he will miss his appointment. You reply in German, "Are you okay? It sounds like you are hurting more." He replies in German, "No, I'm okay. Why do you ask?" You explain in German, Your voice is dropping, you sound sad…." Struggling to muster a sense of humor, he replies in German, "No, it's just that in German, your intonation falls at the end of a question." Feeling a little silly, the traffic begins to move again and you make it to the German dentist in time. Half an hour later, your friend is in much better spirits it seems. He asks you in German, "Are you hungry?" The way he said it makes you think he is in no more pain. "Of course I am! You seem to be too, let's get something eat," you stress in German. You head to a favorite German restaurant, finally enjoying the German conversation…it sure works up an appetite! Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and exciting way to learn German. In this last German Pronunciation Lesson, we will teach you all about the intonation, stress, and rhythm of the German language. For each of these, we will give you tips so you can be successful in the correct German pronunciation. When you are finished practicing your intonation, come back to GermanPod101.com for more exciting lessons. Leave us a message while you're there.
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Upper Beginner #24 - A German Christmas Feeling
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You have to leave Germany before Christmas arrives and you are kind of bummed about it. The only good thing about it is that you are able to bring your family German Christmas presents. You also bought some candles for your Christmas tree at home instead of electric lights. You think this German tradition is awesome but your mom may be afraid of burning down the house! This lesson looks at German Christmas traditions including an extra day of Christmas! Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This German UB lesson will tell you about a German particle that can affirm meaning or make a polite suggestion. How about you check out this useful lesson? Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
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Upper Intermediate #24 - German Careers
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Speaking about careers in Germany has got you thinking about pursuing other options. You are okay with your current job, but you did spend a year in college studying something different to what you are doing now. What if you went back to school to finish what you started? How long would that take in Germany? This lesson looks at acquiring a career in Germany and the schooling that is needed to do so. You'd better start cracking the books! Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This German UB lesson will tell you express a period of time. Considering there are two ways to do this and they are not interchangeable, you should check out this lesson! Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!  
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Pronunciation S2 #4 - German Ich and Ach Sounds
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You are in Germany with a close friend that also speaks German – just a little better than you. Your friend needs to go to the dentist because he has had a toothache for a while, so you offer to go with him. Before you know it, it is already time to go. Your friend says in German, "Oh no, it is already eight and we will be late to my appointment if we don't leave now." You chuckle and say in German, "Are you sure you're going to the dentist? It sounds like you have something lodged in your throat!" He looks at you oddly, and replies in German, "That is how you are supposed to pronounce "eight" in German. You try." You repeat in German, "Eight," and find it to be quite fun. As you walk into the street, your friend calls for a cab in German. Once again, you chuckle at his speech when he says the German word "cab." He looks at you and thinks to himself… "Do I have to explain everything?" Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German. In this German Pronunciation Series we will teach you the German Ich and Ach sounds, different German suffixes, and all about the pronunciation of the letter -c in German! Once you have mastered the throat-clearing sound in German, you can come back to GermanPod101.com for most fantastic German lessons! Leave us a message while you're there!
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