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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 25 - On the phone. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand basic phone vocabulary in German.
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Eric: Here's the way to say 'Hello.’ when you’re answering the phone in German.
Albert: [Normal] Hallo. (antwortend)
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'hello'
Albert: [Normal] Hallo [Slow] Hallo
Eric: Listen again to the word meaning 'Hello. (answering)'
Albert: [Slow] Hallo. (antwortend) [Normal] Hallo. (antwortend)
Eric: Ok, now let's see the way to say 'This is Albert.'
Albert: [Normal] Hier spricht Albert.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'here'
Albert: [Normal] Hier [Slow] Hier
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'speaks'
Albert: [Normal] spricht [Slow] spricht
Eric: Last is the person’s name. “Albert.”
Albert: [Normal] Albert [Slow] Albert
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'This is Albert.'
Albert: [Slow] Hier spricht Albert [Normal] Hier spricht Albert
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'May I talk to Albert?'
Albert: [Normal] Kann ich bitte mit Albert sprechen?
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 'please'
Albert: [Normal] bitte [Slow] bitte
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'with'
Albert: [Normal] mit [Slow] mit
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to speak'
Albert: [Normal] sprechen [Slow] sprechen
Eric: Last is the person’s name “Albert.”
Albert: [Normal] Albert [Slow] Albert
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'May I talk to Albert?'
Albert: [Slow] Kann ich bitte mit Albert sprechen? [Normal] Kann ich bitte mit Albert sprechen?
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'I'll call again later.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich werde später wieder anrufen.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'will '
Albert: [Normal] werde [Slow] werde
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'later'
Albert: [Normal] später [Slow] später
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'again'
Albert: [Normal] wieder [Slow] wieder
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to call'
Albert: [Normal] anrufen [Slow] anrufen
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'll call again later.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich werde später wieder anrufen. [Normal] Ich werde später wieder anrufen.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: On the phone, we greet people with Hallo meaning "hello" or Guten Tag meaning "good day". When finishing the phone call, we say good-bye by using Auf Wiederhören which literally means "hear you again".

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson and this series. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next series!

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GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice here! Who would you like to talk to on the phone?

GermanPod101.com
Monday at 8:49 am
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Hi Nashy,


Very good! Hope he is not in a meeting.😉


Thank you.


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Nashy
Friday at 9:29 pm
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Kann ich bitte mit meinem Mann sprechen?

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Thursday at 6:10 am
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Hello Soraya,


Thank you for posting! Let me complete your sentence in German: "Ich mag mit meinem Vater sprechen."


Just let me know if you have any questions ?.


Sincerely,

Anne

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soraya
Friday at 9:13 pm
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Ich mag mit''. mon pe`re'' sprechen .

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Sunday at 11:15 pm
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Hallo Mucahit,


Thank you very much for your comment!:smile:

Perfect! Your German sounds very good! :thumbsup:


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Mucahit
Thursday at 4:11 am
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Hallo,hier spricht Mucahit.

Kann ich bitte mit Julıa sprechen? :flushed:

Germanpod101
Monday at 5:25 pm
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Hi David,


Awesome! No mistakes!:thumbsup:


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David Kreutzer
Saturday at 12:09 pm
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Hallo. Hier spricht David.

Kann ich bitte mit Gina sprechen?