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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 19 - Going without. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make essential negative statements in German.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'I don't have a car.' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Ich habe kein Auto.
Eric: First is the word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next comes the word meaning 'to have'
Albert: [Normal] habe [Slow] habe
Eric: Then we have the word for 'no'
Albert: [Normal] kein [Slow] kein
Eric: And lastly comes the word meaning 'car'
Albert: [Normal] Auto [Slow] Auto
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have a car.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich habe kein Auto. [Normal] Ich habe kein Auto.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'I don't have time.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich habe keine Zeit.
Eric: First is the word for 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Then comes the word meaning 'to have'
Albert: [Normal] habe [Slow] habe
Eric: Followed by the word meaning 'no'
Albert: [Normal] keine [Slow] keine
Eric: And finally, the word meaning 'time'
Albert: [Normal] Zeit [Slow] Zeit
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have time.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich habe keine Zeit. [Normal] Ich habe keine Zeit.
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'I don't know.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich weiß es nicht.
Eric: First comes the word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Then the word for 'know'
Albert: [Normal] weiß [Slow] weiß
Eric: Followed by the word meaning 'it'
Albert: [Normal] es [Slow] es
Eric: And lastly, the word meaning 'not'
Albert: [Normal] nicht [Slow] nicht
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't know.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich weiß es nicht. [Normal] Ich weiß es nicht.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'I don't think so.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich denke nicht.
Eric: First we have the word for 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: followed by the word for 'think'
Albert: [Normal] denke [Slow] denke
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'not'
Albert: [Normal] nicht [Slow] nicht
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't think so.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich denke nicht. [Normal] Ich denke nicht.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: If you want to answer negatively but don’t want to be too direct, you can add the word sehr after the nicht. It literally means “very,” but we use it to mean the same thing as "really"
So if you want to say "I don't really like this car", it will be Ich mag dieses Auto nicht sehr.

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 6:30 pm
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Let's practice here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'

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GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 9:32 am
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Hi Charlie,


Correct in every way - capital letters, punctuation, spelling.

Well done.😉


Thank you.


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Charlie
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Ich habe es nicht.

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Saturday at 6:19 pm
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Hi Jill,


If you wanted to say it mentioning the car,

you would say: "Ich habe kein Auto.", but that wouldn't

be the correct translation of the sentence above.

The English version of this sentence is "I don't have a car."


Thank you.


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


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Hello Soraya,


Thank you for participating. Well done ?!


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soraya
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ich habe es nicht .

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Hello Amadou,


Thank you very much for your comment!:smile:

That's correct! We wish you lots of success in your studies! :thumbsup:

Please let us know if you have any questions.


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Jill
Thursday at 4:46 pm
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Why wouldn't you say ich habe nicht ein auto?

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Amadou Ly
Tuesday at 11:29 pm
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Ich habe es nicht.

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David Kreutzer
Saturday at 11:26 am
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Ich habe es nicht.