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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 14 - When are you leaving? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask when someone is leaving in German.
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Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'When are you leaving?' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Wann gehst du?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'when'
Albert: [Normal] Wann [Slow] Wann
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to go'
Albert: [Normal] gehst [Slow] gehst
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'you’ (informal)
Albert: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Albert: [Slow] Wann gehst du? [Normal] Wann gehst du?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'When are you leaving?'
Albert: [Normal] Wann gehen Sie?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'when'
Albert: [Normal] Wann [Slow] Wann
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to go'
Albert: [Normal] gehen [Slow] gehen
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'you (formal)'
Albert: [Normal] Sie [Slow] Sie
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Albert: [Slow] Wann gehen Sie? [Normal] Wann gehen Sie?
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'I leave in two hours.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich gehe in zwei Stunden.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to go'
Albert: [Normal] gehe [Slow] gehe
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'in'
Albert: [Normal] in [Slow] in
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'two'
Albert: [Normal] zwei [Slow] zwei
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'hours'
Albert: [Normal] Stunden [Slow] Stunden
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'I leave in two hours.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich gehe in zwei Stunden. [Normal] Ich gehe in zwei Stunden.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'I leave next week.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich gehe nächste Woche.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to go'
Albert: [Normal] gehe [Slow] gehe
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'next'
Albert: [Normal] nächste [Slow] nächste
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'week'
Albert: [Normal] woche [Slow] woche
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'I leave next week.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich gehe nächste Woche. [Normal] Ich gehe nächste Woche.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: To ask how long an action has been taking place in German, we could say Seit wann, but there is another very simple way to do it!
You just have to use the pattern Wie lange? As in Wie lange hast du gewartet? That is "How long have you been waiting?"

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

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GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 8:37 am
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Hello Elizabeth,


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Elizabeth
Tuesday at 1:10 am
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Whoops! 😳


Ich gehe Morgen. 😁

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Elizabeth
Tuesday at 1:07 am
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Ich gehe in Morgen.

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GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 9:24 am
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Hi Charlie,


Very good. Thank you.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Charlie
Sunday at 7:27 am
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Ich gehe Morgen.

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Germanpod101
Monday at 5:36 pm
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Hi David,


My correction here:

"Ich gehe in drei Stunden zum Supermarkt." Without "nach", as "zum" is already a preposition which states the direction.


In this sentence you don't have an Umlaut. For example, the plural of Supermarket is "Supermärkte".


Best,


Jennifer

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David Kreutzer
Saturday at 12:46 pm
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Ich gehe in drei Stunden nach zum Supermarkt. (I weisse nich ein umlaut "a" machen)