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Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute German Season 1, Lesson 9 - Using Adjectives. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use adjectives in simple sentences in German.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'He's a funny man.' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Er ist ein lustiger Mann.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'he'
Albert: [Normal] Er [Slow] Er
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Albert: [Normal] ist [Slow] ist
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'a,’ or ‘an'
Albert: [Normal] ein [Slow] ein
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'funny'
Albert: [Normal] lustiger [Slow] lustiger
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'man'
Albert: [Normal] Mann [Slow] Mann
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'He's a funny man.'
Albert: [Slow] Er ist ein lustiger Mann. [Normal] Er ist ein lustiger Mann.
Eric: Ok, now let's look at how to say 'She’s a funny woman.'
Albert: [Normal] Sie ist eine lustige Frau.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'She'
Albert: [Normal] Sie [Slow] Sie
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Albert: [Normal] ist [Slow] ist
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'a, an'
Albert: [Normal] eine [Slow] eine
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'funny'
Albert: [Normal] lustige [Slow] lustige
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'woman'
Albert: [Normal] Frau [Slow] Frau
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'She’s a funny woman.'
Albert: [Slow] Sie ist eine lustige Frau. [Normal] Sie ist eine lustige Frau.
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'It is a funny game.'
Albert: [Normal] Das ist ein lustiges Spiel.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'It'
Albert: [Normal] Das [Slow] Das
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Albert: [Normal] ist [Slow] ist
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'a,’ or ‘an'
Albert: [Normal] ein [Slow] ein
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'funny'
Albert: [Normal] lustiges [Slow] lustiges
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'game'
Albert: [Normal] Spiel [Slow] Spiel
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'It is a funny game.'
Albert: [Slow] Das ist ein lustiges Spiel. [Normal] Das ist ein lustiges Spiel.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'It is a great game.'
Albert: [Normal] Das ist ein tolles Spiel.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'It'
Albert: [Normal] Das [Slow] Das
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Albert: [Normal] ist [Slow] ist
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'a, an'
Albert: [Normal] ein [Slow] ein
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'great' or ‘nice’
Albert: [Normal] tolles [Slow] tolles
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'game'
Albert: [Normal] Spiel [Slow] Spiel
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'It is a great game.'
Albert: [Slow] Das ist ein tolles Spiel. [Normal] Das ist ein tolles Spiel.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: If you want to insist on an adjective in German, you can use the words sehr and wirklich before the adjective, such as sehr schön, which is "very beautiful" or wirklich lecker meaning "really delicious."

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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi listeners! Let's practice these adjectives in the comments!

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Tuesday at 8:40 am
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Hi Elizabeth,


Always a pleasure!😉


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


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Elizabeth
Wednesday at 10:05 pm
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Dankeschön! You made me feel so good about myself!

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Wednesday at 6:44 am
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Hi Elizabeth,


Wow! Nice work.👍

And yes, "sehr" and "wirklich" are more or less

equivalent to "very" and "really".


Thank you.


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Elizabeth
Wednesday at 10:20 pm
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Yea! I'm so happy to practice these! I know there are more layers to adjectives, so it is so great to just practice a section. Free free to correct me. 😁


Er ist ein attraktiver Mann.

Sie ist eine brillante Frau.

Das ist ein aufregendes Spiel.


So, is the cultural insight saying that "sehr" and "wirklich" don't change forms like other adjectives? So that's why "sehr" and "wirklich" doesn't change in the following sentences?


Sie ist ein schöne Frau.

Sie ist ein sehr schöne Frau.


Das ist ein leckerer Kuchen.

Das ist ein wirklich leckerer Kuchen.

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Hello Melodramatic,


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Unfortunately our system doesn't show the post date.


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How can I see the date in which the comments were posted?

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Danke David!:thumbsup:


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David Kreutzer
Friday at 8:16 am
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Die ist eine lustige Lehrstunde. .- David