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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to greet someone in German.
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Eric: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi.' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Hallo.
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'Hi'
Albert: [Normal] Hallo. [Slow] Hallo.
Eric: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Hi.'
Albert: [Slow] Hallo. [Normal] Hallo.
Eric: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Good day.'
Albert: [Normal] Guten Tag!
Eric: First is a word meaning 'good'
Albert: [Normal] Guten [Slow] Guten
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'day'
Albert: [Normal] Tag [Slow] Tag
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day.'
Albert: [Slow] Guten Tag! [Normal] Guten Tag!
Eric: Now, let’s look at the informal way to say 'Good-bye!'
Albert: [Normal] Tschüss!
Eric: This expression has only one word, meaning 'Bye!'
Albert: [Normal] Tschüss! [Slow] Tschüss!
Eric: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Good-bye!'
Albert: [Slow] Tschüss! [Normal] Tschüss!
Eric: Finally, let’s look at the formal way to say 'Goodbye.'
Albert: [Normal] Auf Wiedersehen!
Eric: First is the word meaning 'on, upon'
Albert: [Normal] Auf [Slow] Auf
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'Good bye!' which literally means “see again”
Albert: [Normal] Wiedersehen! [Slow] Wiedersehen!
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Goodbye.'
Albert: [Slow] Auf Wiedersehen! [Normal] Auf Wiedersehen!
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: Due to the large number of dialects in Germany, you may hear many different greeting phrases depending on the area. In Austria and in the catholic southern part of Germany, they even say Grüß Gott, which means “greetings to god”. In the past, people from the north could barely talk to people from the south, since they spoke very different languages. But nowadays, if you use these common phrases then everyone will understand you, I’m sure!

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
Saturday at 6:30 pm
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Did you already know any of these greetings?

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Germanpod101
Monday at 5:01 pm
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Hi David,


Have a look for my few corrections:


"Ich heiße David. Ich komme aus den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika."

Of course, you can also use "heisse" instead of "ß", but still in Germany it´s more common to use "ß".


Best,


Jennifer

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David Kreutzer
Friday at 8:04 am
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Guten Tag. Ich heisse David, und I komme aus dem Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika.

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GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 9:01 am
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Hello Gary,


It seems the audio works fine. Could you check it with the other browser and see if you still have the same issue? It seems it's related to the cache issue.


Thank you,

Jae

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Gary
Tuesday at 5:47 am
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I click on "Lession Audio" and nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

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Thursday at 1:35 pm
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Hallo Cristóbal,


Danke für den Kommentar!


"Grüß Gott" is a regional greeting in Southern Germany and Austria.


You could say "Ich kenne ein paar häufige Ausdrücke zur Begrüßung und zum Abschied auf Deutsch".


Vielen Dank!


Clara

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Cristóbal
Tuesday at 7:08 am
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I posted last comment on this lesson by mistake.


Jeje

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Cristóbal
Tuesday at 7:07 am
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Höre ich zum ersten mal Über die Sound of Music


Ich werde auf internet zu suchen...


Please correct my mistakes if any


Übrigens… wie sagt man “Please correct my mistakes if any” auf deutsch?

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Cristóbal
Friday at 3:54 am
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Hi.

I already knew the most common ones (Hallo, Guten Tag, Tschüss und auf wiedersehen) but not the last one (Grüß Gott).


Übrigens... wie sagt man "I know some common greetings in german" auf deutsch?


Bis bald!