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

robert groulx
Tuesday at 8:42 am
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thank you for the lesson transcript


guten tag ( good day)


robert

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Hi Farhan,


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i absolutely love learning german with germanpod101. It is so helpful.

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Hallo Sarita,


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Sarita Pathak
Monday at 8:28 pm
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Dankeschoon 😄😄

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Hallo Jasmine,


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Jasmine Leach
Tuesday at 9:29 pm
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Hallo, ich heisse Jasmine, ich komme aus Amerika. Ich weiss klein Deutsch! tschuss!

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Hi Andre,


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Hi Gari,


Thank you for getting back to us.👍

Please allow me to make a tiny little change to your sentence:

Ich heiße Gari.


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Andre
Wednesday at 11:20 pm
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Hallo! Guten Tag!

Tschuss!

Auf Wiedersehen!