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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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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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Thursday at 09:54 AM
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Hi Peter,


Thank you for posting.


You are welcome!😉


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Reinhard

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Peter
Saturday at 04:40 PM
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Danke schon!

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Wednesday at 10:08 AM
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Hi Margarita,


Thank you for posting!👍

I think that is one of the first phrases one should

learn in any language. Well done!😉


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Reinhard

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Margarita
Friday at 12:29 AM
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Ich danke Ihnen!

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Monday at 08:36 AM
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Hi Farhad,


Bitte schön! Thank you for studying with us. Keep up the good work. 👍

If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know. :)


Kind regards,

Levente

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Farhad
Tuesday at 08:44 PM
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Ich danke Ihnen ❤️️

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Thursday at 12:25 PM
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Hi David,


Thank you for posting.


I tried it and it didn't work for me, but maybe I am not

fast enough?😄


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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David
Monday at 02:06 AM
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If you say danke fast it will start to sound like thank you 😄

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Monday at 08:37 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.