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Intermediate Lesson S2 #16 - Will You Be Promoted? Use Your German Skills to Make it Happen!

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Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You and your friend are spending the day relaxing in his home in Germany. As you sit and reflect on the world rushing on around you, he asks you in German, "Within the next twenty years, what changes do you think will have been made in your life?" After a few long moments of careful contemplation, you reply in German, "Let me assure you until now, no energies have been spent on my part thinking that far ahead!" Insistently, your friend replies in German, "Don't you think about whether you will be promoted...or fired...or maybe even the world could be destroyed!" Laughing, you tell him in German, "A very passive person is what I have always considered myself to be!" Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This German Intermediate lesson will teach you more about how to form the passive voice with tenses other than the present tense in German. We will also briefly discuss how to say "prediction," "until the end," and "within" in German. Finally, learn a little more about German society and where Germans consider themselves in the global sense. Visit us at GermanPod101 where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning materials! Leave us a message while you are there!

German Vocab Builder #28 - Music

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Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Our German vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we've made it even better! In each lesson, you'll hear the German words and phrases from the German vocabulary lists. Join us for German Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you'll learn words and phrases for Music. Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find German lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here!
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Absolute Beginner #10 - It’s Never Been So Easy to Say Goodbye to New Friends…to All of Them…in German!!

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Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You are in Germany vacationing, having a wonderful time. You have met so many new friends and you hate to go home, but have too. Five friends have agreed to ride the bus with you to the German airport to spend just a few more minutes with you before you hop back on a plane. You have all exchanged phone numbers and have vowed to come back to Germany to visit longer next time. As the bus nears the airport, some of your friends have tears in their eyes. The bus pulls up to the German airport and you wait for the bus doors to open. One of your friends says in German, "Push the button." You find the button, push it, and the doors swing open. You hear one of your friends call behind you, "Don't forget to call. Have a safe trip home." As you turn around to reply in German, "See you soon," the bus doors swing shut and the bus races off. Saddened by the fact that you didn't say a proper goodbye, you think about it, and it has never been so easy to say goodbye to all of your friends as it just was...considering you didn't have to thanks to the German bus! Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This German Absolute Beginner lesson will teach you how to say "goodbye" in German by changing particular German verbs and asking for a phone number or contact number. We will also let you know what to expect when traveling by German bus, including how to pay, how to figure out where you're going, and how to get on and off that bus! Visit us at GermanPod101 where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning materials! Leave us a message while you are there!

Video Culture Class: German Holidays #16 - Walpurgis Night

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Learn more about German culture with GermanPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson video series is for you! With this series, you'll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Germany. In this video, you'll learn all about Walpurgis Night in Germany and how it's celebrated, from food to decorations, while building your German vocabulary. Join Jennifer for a dose of German culture! Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German audio and video lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you're there!

Culture Class: Holidays in Germany #22 - Saint Nicholas

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Learn more about German culture with GermanPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important German holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson audio series is for you! With this series, you'll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Germany.In this lesson, you'll learn all about Saint Nicholas Day in Germany and how it's celebrated, from food to decorations, while building your German vocabulary. Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German audio and video lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you're there!