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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in German.
Body
Eric: Here's how you say 'Can I see the menu?' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Kann ich das Menü haben?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'can'
Albert: [Normal] Kann [Slow] Kann
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] ich [Slow] ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'that'
Albert: [Normal] das [Slow] das
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'menu'
Albert: [Normal] Menü [Slow] Menü
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to have'
Albert: [Normal] haben [Slow] haben
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Can I see the menu?'
Albert: [Slow] Kann ich das Menü haben? [Normal] Kann ich das Menü haben?
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'What do you recommend?'
Albert: [Normal] Was können Sie empfehlen?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'what'
Albert: [Normal] Was [Slow] Was
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'can'
Albert: [Normal] können [Slow] können
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'you (formal)'
Albert: [Normal] Sie [Slow] Sie
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to recommend'
Albert: [Normal] empfehlen [Slow] empfehlen
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'What do you recommend?'
Albert: [Slow] Was können Sie empfehlen? [Normal] Was können Sie empfehlen?
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'A coffee please.'
Albert: [Normal] Einen Kaffee bitte.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'a'
Albert: [Normal] Einen [Slow] Einen
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'coffee'
Albert: [Normal] Kaffee [Slow] Kaffee
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'please'
Albert: [Normal] bitte [Slow] bitte
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'A coffee please.'
Albert: [Slow] Einen Kaffee bitte. [Normal] Einen Kaffee bitte.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'I would like a coffee.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich möchte einen Kaffee haben.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'would like'
Albert: [Normal] möchte [Slow] möchte
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'a'
Albert: [Normal] einen [Slow] einen
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'coffee'
Albert: [Normal] Kaffee [Slow] Kaffee
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to have'
Albert: [Normal] haben [Slow] haben
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I would like a coffee.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich möchte einen Kaffee haben. [Normal] Ich möchte einen Kaffee haben.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: There are many different ways to order at a restaurant or coffee shop, but one of the most commonly used phrases would be Ich möchte gerne einen Kaffee which literally means "I would like to have a coffee". The word Kaffee is of course replaceable. Also, you can add items by using und to mean "and" like in Ich möchte gerne einen Kaffee und ein Stück Apfelkuchen which means "I would like to have a coffee and a piece of apple pie".

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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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

GermanPod101.com
Friday at 12:36 pm
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Hi Christine,


First to your question about the "Menü" vs. "Speisekarte":

You are right👍 in that they are different. Menü covers Speisekarte but it

can also mean "a set menu".


As to your order:

Please allow me to make some tiny little changes here:

Ich möchte ein Bier und Wiener Schnitzel (mit Schweinefleish) mit Spaetzle, bitte! Und Apfelstrudel zum Nachtisch mit Kaffee, bitteschön.

Guten Appetit!😄


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

Team GermanPod101.com



Christine Wallace
Thursday at 7:57 am
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Ich mochte einen Bier und Wiener Schnitzel (mit Schweinefleish) und Spaetzle, bitte! Und Apfelstrudel zum Nachtisch mit Kaffee, bitteschon.

Christine Wallace
Thursday at 7:32 am
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Ich habe gehort dass sich ein Menu von eine Spiesekarte unterscheidet. Korrekt?

GermanPod101.com
Friday at 3:32 pm
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Hi Elizabeth,


Bon appetit!😉


Thank you.


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

Team GermanPod101.com


Elizabeth
Monday at 10:36 pm
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Ich möchte gerne die Fleischwurst und das Gemüse. Und mein Mann möchte gerne den Lachs.



GermanPod101.com
Friday at 8:22 am
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Hello Тарык,


Thank you for your comment.

This is almost perfect. Please let me make some tiny little

changes to your sentence:

Ich möchte ein Müsli und ein Glas Orangensaft haben, bitte!

(We usually eat Müsli from a bowl rather than a plate. So, if you

really want to mention the bowl, it would be: eine Schale Müsli)


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Тарык
Thursday at 10:51 am
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Ich möchte eine Teller Müsli und eine Glas Orangensaft haben, bitte!)

GermanPod101.com
Monday at 7:56 am
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Hi Emelyne,


Sounds like a great combination, healthy and yummy.😉


Thank you.


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Emelyne
Saturday at 6:04 pm
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Ich möchte einen Salat und eine Flasche Bier bitte

GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 10:11 am
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Hi Noumbissie Dorothée,


Thank you for your comment.

Please allow me to change it just a little bit:

Ich möchte einen Kaffee haben, und einen Salat bitte.


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

Team GermanPod101.com