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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank other people in various ways in German.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'Thank you.' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Danke
Eric: This expression is comprised of only one word meaning ''thank you”
Eric: Listen again to the word meaning 'Thank you.'
Albert: [Slow] Danke [Normal] Danke
Eric: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Thank you.'
Albert: [Normal] Ich danke Ihnen.
Eric: First is the word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] Ich [Slow] Ich
Eric: Next comes the word for 'thank you'
Albert: [Normal] danke [Slow] danke
Eric: And last is the word meaning 'you’ (formal, and in the dative case)
Albert: [Normal] Ihnen [Slow] Ihnen
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Thank you.'
Albert: [Slow] Ich danke Ihnen. [Normal] Ich danke Ihnen.
Eric: Following is the formal way to say 'You're welcome'
Albert: [Normal] Bitteschön
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'You're welcome'
Albert: [Normal] Bitteschön [Slow] Bitteschön
Eric: Listen again to the formal word meaning 'You're welcome'
Albert: [Slow] Bitteschön [Normal] Bitteschön
Eric: Finally, let’s look at another way to say 'You're welcome.'
Albert: [Normal] Gern geschehen.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'with pleasure'
Albert: [Normal] Gern [Slow] Gern
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'happened'
Albert: [Normal] geschehen [Slow] geschehen
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'You're welcome.'
Albert: [Slow] Gern geschehen. [Normal] Gern geschehen.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: If you’re not sure whether to use Danke or Ich danke Ihnen, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; Danke can be used with just about anyone, anywhere, or at any time!

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
Sunday at 6:30 pm
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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 8:37 am
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Hi Andre,


You are welcome!😄


On the contrary, thank you!


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Andre
Wednesday at 11:26 pm
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Ich danke Ihnen. Gern geschehen.

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Tuesday at 8:40 am
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Hi Elizabeth,


Gern geschehen.😉


Thank you.


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


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Reinhard

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Elizabeth
Wednesday at 10:08 pm
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Faszinierend. Vielen Dank 😁

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GermanPod101.com
Wednesday at 7:17 am
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Hi Elizabeth,


These are very good questions.

"danke schön" can be written both, together and as two

words. When you write it together, it becomes a noun and

should be written with a capital D:

"Die Schokolade ist ein kleines Dankeschön fürs Blumengießen."


As for "vielen Dank", it can be both, slightly more formal or you can use

"vielen" to emphasize how much you appreciate what someone did for you.

In this case, too, the Dank would be a noun and therefore requires the capital "D".


Thank you.


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Elizabeth
Thursday at 9:50 pm
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Hallo,


Ist "dankeschön" ein Worte oder zwei? Und, ist "vielen dank" formeller als "danke"?

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Thursday at 10:14 am
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Hi Anirudh,


Thank you for your great comment and sorry

for the late reply.

Your grammar and spelling is excellent!😉


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Anirudh
Saturday at 1:25 am
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Hallo ,


Ich heiße Anirudh .

Vielen Dank für Germanpod101.com !?

Diese Seite ist sehr nützlich ?

Sind die folgende Verbformen richtig ?

Verb : Abbiegen

Ich biege ab / Ich bin abgebogen

Du biegst ab / Du du bist abgebogen

Er/Sie biegt ab / Er oder sie ist abgebogen

Wir biegen ab / wir sind abgebogen

Ihr biegt ab / Ihr seid abgebogen

Sie/ sie biegen ab / Sie oder sie sind abgebogen

Präteritum :

Ich bog ab

Du bogst ab

Er/Sie bog ab

Wir bogen ab

Ihr bogt ab

Sie /Sie bogen ab

Vielen dank noch einmal !??

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Germanpod101
Monday at 5:26 pm
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Hi David,


"Ich kenne bereits "danke" und "biiteschön". Ich kenne aber noch nicht "Gern geschehen."


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Jennifer

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David Kreutzer
Saturday at 12:20 pm
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I kenne beriet "danke", und. "Bitteschön. Ich habe "gern geschehen" kein kennen.