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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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

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Thursday at 09:27 AM
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Hi Josnei,


Thank you for your feedback.


Homework well done!👍

Just remember, in German we use capital letters with

nouns (Kino) and ... meiner Ehefrau ... 😉


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Josnei
Tuesday at 03:32 AM
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Ich gehe gerne ins kino. Ich gehe mit meine Ehefrau ins Kino

Sonntag, weil ich kann nicht gehen heute.

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Hi Тарык,


Thank you for your feedback and

take care!😉


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Wednesday at 09:18 AM
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Hi Linda,


You are perfectly right when you say that the infinitives

are "gehen" and "to go".👍


I will forward your message to our team to verify but I think they

used "gehst" in this case because that's also the form used in the

vocab section and in the text. They probably wanted to make it a little

easier for the user to recognize the word during the quiz and

get used to second person singular.


Thank you.


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Тарык
Saturday at 12:36 PM
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Ich gehe in zwei Stunden

Linda
Thursday at 04:37 AM
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Why is to go translated as gehst in the quiz? The infinitive for to go is gehen. Shouldn't the question be go (you informal) for gehst? Ive noticed this format for other verbs in the quizzes too. Makes it very confusing.

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Hello Elizabeth,


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Elizabeth
Tuesday at 01:10 AM
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Whoops! 😳


Ich gehe Morgen. 😁

Elizabeth
Tuesday at 01:07 AM
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Ich gehe in Morgen.

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Hi Charlie,


Very good. Thank you.


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