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INTRODUCTION
Chuck: Chuck here. Absolute Beginner, Season 2, Lesson 16. Rain or shine, your German will never be dull after this! Hello and welcome to GermanPod101.com, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn German.
Judith: I'm Judith, and thanks again for being here with us for this Absolute Beginner Season 2 Lesson.
Chuck: In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about the weather.
Judith: This conversation takes place at Paul's host family's home.
Chuck: The conversation is between Paul and Mrs. Schneider, his German host.
Judith: The speakers don't know each other well, therefore they'll be speaking formal German.
Chuck: Let's listen to the conversation
DIALOGUES
Judith: Was haben Sie heute noch vor, Herr Martens?
Chuck: Ich möchte heute etwas von der Stadt sehen, und heute Abend werde ich mit einer neuen Freundin in den International Pub gehen.
Judith: Schön! Aber es soll heute regnen. Werden Sie trotzdem die Stadt besichtigen?
Chuck: Es regnet noch nicht. Die Sonne scheint.
Judith: Wir werden später sehen. Morgen soll es auf jeden Fall schön werden.
Chuck: Soll ich morgen die Stadt besichtigen?
Judith: Vielleicht sollten wir morgen zusammen in die Stadt fahren.
Chuck: Ah, das klingt gut.
Judith: Now a bit slowly.
Judith: Was haben Sie heute noch vor, Herr Martens?
Chuck: Ich möchte heute etwas von der Stadt sehen, und heute Abend werde ich mit einer neuen Freundin in den International Pub gehen.
Judith: Schön! Aber es soll heute regnen. Werden Sie trotzdem die Stadt besichtigen?
Chuck: Es regnet noch nicht. Die Sonne scheint.
Judith: Wir werden später sehen. Morgen soll es auf jeden Fall schön werden.
Chuck: Soll ich morgen die Stadt besichtigen?
Judith: Vielleicht sollten wir morgen zusammen in die Stadt fahren.
Chuck: Ah, das klingt gut.
Judith: Now with the translation.
Judith: Was haben Sie heute noch vor, Herr Martens?
Chuck: What are you planning for the rest of the day, Mr. Martins?
Judith: Ich möchte heute etwas von der Stadt sehen.
Chuck: I'd like to see some of the city today.
Judith: heute Abend werde ich mit einer neuen Freundin in den International Pub gehen.
Chuck: In this evening, I'll go to the international pub with a new friend.
Judith: Schön! Aber es soll heute regnen. Werden Sie trotzdem die Stadt besichtigen?
Chuck: Great. But it's supposed to rain today. Will you look around the city despite that?
Judith: Es regnet noch nicht. Die Sonne scheint.
Chuck: It's not raining yet. The sun is shining.
Judith: Wir werden später sehen. Morgen soll es auf jeden Fall schön werden.
Chuck: We'll see later. Tomorrow it's supposed to be nice, in any case.
Judith: Soll ich morgen die Stadt besichtigen?
Chuck: Should I go look around the city tomorrow?
Judith: Vielleicht sollten wir morgen zusammen in die Stadt fahren.
Chuck: Perhaps we should go to the city together tomorrow.
Judith: Ah, das klingt gut.
Chuck: Oh, that sounds good.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Judith: All right. Maybe you talk a bit about the weather in Germany?
Chuck: Well, the weather in Germany is quite typical for its region. As in the other countries of Central Europe, a temporary cool and cloudy weather dominates.
Judith: The weather in the northern part of Germany is influenced by winds from the North Sea most of the time. So, temperatures over 28 Celsius…
Chuck: 82 Fahrenheit...
Judith: …in summer and below 0 degrees in winter...
Chuck: …32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Judith: They're really uncommon.
Chuck: If you want to do winter sports during Christmas time, you either have to visit the southern part of Germany or one of those new indoor skiing centers that have become very popular in recent years in the northern part of Germany.
Judith: There are four distinct seasons. Spring is generally around 10 degrees Celsius.
Chuck: 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Judith: Autumn is the same, except rainier and can sometimes bring storms.
Chuck: Extreme weather phenomena such as hurricanes have been virtually unknown in Germany until recently. Floods may happen along major rivers. Forest fires and earthquakes are not a concern for Germans.
VOCAB LIST
Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is.
Judith: sehen
Chuck: To see.
Judith: sehen.
Chuck: Next.
Judith: schön
Chuck: Nice or pretty.
Judith: schön
Chuck: Next.
Judith: sollen
Chuck: Shall or be supposed to.
Judith: sollen this is a modal verb.
Chuck: Next.
Judith: regnen
Chuck: To rain.
Judith: regnen
Chuck: Next.
Judith: trotzdem
Chuck: Despite that or anyway.
Judith: trotzdem
Chuck: Next.
Judith: besichtigen
Chuck: To tour or inspect.
Judith: besichtigen
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Sonne
Chuck: Sun.
Judith: Sonne
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Sonne and the plural is Sonnen.
Chuck: To shine or seem.
Judith: scheinen
Chuck: Next.
Judith: später
Chuck: Later today.
Judith: später
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Fall
Chuck: Case or fall.
Judith: Fall and the plural is fälle
Chuck: Next.
Judith: werden
Chuck: To become or turn into.
Judith: werden
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Chuck: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Judith: The first phrase we'll look at is heute noch.
Chuck: For the rest of the day.
Judith: heute noch. Then there is „Freundin“.
Chuck: The Female version of „Freund“.
Judith: Yeah. In German, the gender generally has to be indicated. Fortunately, it's not very difficult. Just add -IN to the end of most words. This works for professions, nationalities, and so on. So „Freund, „Freundin. Then there is the expression „auf jeden Fall“.
Chuck: It means "in any case".
Judith: „auf jeden Fall“ is an almost literal translation from the English, so this should not give you any trouble. Finally, we saw „werden“ as a main verb.
Chuck: To become.
Judith: The forms are the same as when you use „werden“ for the future tense. So, don't get confused. You can tell the two apart by seeing if there's an infinitive to go with it. The future tense „werden“ always needs an infinitive. It doesn't make sense alone.

Lesson focus

Chuck: The focus of this lesson is sollen and sollten.
Judith: „sollen“ is a modal verb. German modal verbs behave almost exactly like regular verbs.
Chuck: There are just two changes. The I and the he/she or it form are both just the verb stem. So, „soll“ in this case.
Judith: Instead of the expected „ich solle“ and „er sollt“, you get „ich soll“ and „er soll“. The complete conjugation is ich soll, du sollst, er soll, wir sollen, ihr sollt, sie sollen.
Chuck: „sollen“ is used to talk about things you have to do.
Judith: For example, „meine Eltern sagen, ich soll heute viel lernen“.
Chuck: My parents say I shall study a lot today. When saying what somebody else should do, it's more polite to use the conditional form, however, which is „sollte“.
Judith: Yeah, with an extra "TE" „sollte“ like „er sollte gehen“.
Chuck: He should go.
Judith: Without knowing the conditional tense, you can just conjugate „sollte“ the same as „sollen“. The endings are the same in this case.
Chuck: There's one final use case we should mention now. „es soll“ is also used for "it's supposed to" particularly when talking about the weather.
Judith: „Morgen soll die Sonne scheinen“
Chuck: Tomorrow the sun is supposed to shine.
Judith: This makes „sollen“ unavoidable when talking about the weather report. Definitely remember this verb.

Outro

Chuck: That just about does it for today.
Judith: Dear listeners, ever pressed for time?
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Judith: These audio tracks only contain the target lesson dialog.
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Judith: But you'll still pick up key German phrases along the way.
Chuck: Go to GermanPod101.com.
Judith: And listen to this lesson's dialog-only audio track.
Chuck:So, see you next week!
Judith:Also, bis nächste Woche!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Wie ist das Wetter bei euch? Und wie soll es morgen werden?

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Julian
Friday at 3:42 pm
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Hallo GermanPod101.com,


I dont understand,why in the text ``und heute Abend werde ich mit einer neuen Freundin in den International Pub gehen``

,,einer´´ it´s in DATIV case and ,,neunen`` it´s in the Akusativ case ?


Am 11 Uhr soll ich zu schule gehen. :smile:


Viele Grüße,

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Friday at 3:33 pm
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Hi Orkhan,


Very well done! Keep up the good work!


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Orkhan
Thursday at 5:41 pm
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Hallo


Heute ist es kalt, aber morgen wird es nicht so kalt.


Mit besten Grüßen,


Orkhan

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Friday at 6:17 pm
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Hi Ali,


Well done! Keep up the good work!

Heute ist es kalt, und morgen auch.


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Wednesday at 2:07 pm
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heute ist Kalt und auch morgen