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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 21 - Talking about your dislikes. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say that you don't like something in German.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'I don't like soccer.' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Ich mag Fußball nicht.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to like'
Albert: [Normal] mag [Slow] mag
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'soccer, soccer ball'
Albert: [Normal] Fußball [Slow] Fußball
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'not'
Albert: [Normal] nicht [Slow] nicht
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't like soccer.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich mag Fußball nicht. [Normal] Ich mag Fußball nicht.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'I don't like waiting.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich mag nicht warten.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to like'
Albert: [Normal] mag [Slow] mag
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Albert: [Normal] nicht [Slow] nicht
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to wait'
Albert: [Normal] warten [Slow] warten
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't like waiting.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich mag nicht warten. [Normal] Ich mag nicht warten.
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'I hate this.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich hasse das.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to hate'
Albert: [Normal] hasse [Slow] hasse
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'that'
Albert: [Normal] das [Slow] das
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I hate this.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich hasse das. [Normal] Ich hasse das.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'I hate waiting.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich hasse warten.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to hate'
Albert: [Normal] hasse [Slow] hasse
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to wait'
Albert: [Normal] warten [Slow] warten
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I hate waiting.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich hasse warten. [Normal] Ich hasse warten.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: In German, there are a couple of verbs that change stem for all singular forms. This concerns mostly German modal verbs, which are the equivalents of can, may, must and the like, but also the verb mögen meaning “to like”, which you have seen in this lesson. mögen uses the stem mag- for all singular forms - ich mag, du magst, and er mag – which is NOT er magt, as there’s no -t! For plural it reverts back to mögen as a stem, so you get wir mögen, ihr mögt, and sie mögen.

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
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! Try translating this: 'I don't like exams.'

GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 10:03 am
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Hi Charlie,


I am not sure what happened there? I just read my

previous response to your comment again and I made

a mistake. The correct translation for the sentence

below should be: I mag Prüfungen nicht.


I apologize.😉


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 9:59 am
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Hi Noumbissie Dorothée,


Great effort but not quite right.

It could be translated to:

Ich mag Prüfungen nicht.


Thank you.


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


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Reinhard

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Noumbissie Dorothée
Wednesday at 6:25 am
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Hi is this correct please?

ich mag nicht gehen!

GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 7:53 am
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Hi Charlie,


Very good!👍


Thank you.


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Charlie
Sunday at 11:40 pm
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I have mag Prüfungen nicht.

GermanPod101.comVerified
Friday at 7:18 am
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Hi Soraya,


You are a dedicated student.😉

Yes, as a rule "nicht" comes after nouns

and before adverbs.


Thank you.


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


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Reinhard

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Friday at 7:23 am
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Hi Soraya,


Thank you for your interesting comments.


Your German is coming along well. Please allow me to point out

one or two tiny little improvements:

"ich mag prufungen nicht !" ==> Ich mag Prüfungen nicht!


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


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Reinhard

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Hello Amit,


Thank you for your question, and sorry for the late reply.


Yes, you can say that. I would write "Examen" with a capital "E" though, since it is a noun.

By the way, you could also say: "Ich mag Prüfungen nicht."


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Amit
Thursday at 9:21 am
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Is this correct? "Ich mag examen nicht."

soraya
Monday at 3:32 am
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we must use "nicht" after a noun and before averb ?