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INTRODUCTION
Chuck: Chuck here. Beginner series, Season 2, Lesson #37. On That Lonely German Road, You Will Be Happy to Have Us Along!
Judith: Hello everyone. I am Judith and welcome to germanpod101.
Chuck: With us, you will learn to speak German with fun and effective lessons.
Judith: We also provide you with cultural insights
Chuck: And tips you won’t find in a textbook. In this lesson, you will learn how to express relief and affection in German.
Judith: This conversation takes place on a German country road.
Chuck: The conversation is between Martin and Caroline, two American tourists. Speakers are friends. Therefore they will be speaking informal German.
Judith: Listeners, I have a question.
Chuck: A question?
Judith: Yep. I want to know when was the last time you commented.
Chuck: Ah yes! You haven’t asked that in a while.
Judith: Stop by germanpod101.com, leave us a comment or just say hi.
Chuck: All right. You heard her. Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Caroline: Sieh mal, Martin! Da drüben ist ein blaues Schild. Das könnte die Autobahn sein. Bieg' schnell ab!
Martin: Okay.
Caroline: Das ist es! Das ist die A9 Richtung München! Fahr schnell drauf!
Martin: Ja, ja, hetz' mich nicht! Die Autobahn wird nicht verschwinden.
Caroline: Ich freue mich nur so!
Martin: Guck mal, wir sind gar nicht mal so weit von München.
Caroline: Nicht schlecht! Meinst du, du schaffst es noch, bis nach München zu fahren? Oder sollen wir ein Hotel auf dem Weg suchen?
Martin: Ich schaffe das noch.
Caroline: Du bist ein Schatz! Ich bin froh, dass ich dich habe.
Judith: Now it’s slowly.
Caroline: Sieh mal, Martin! Da drüben ist ein blaues Schild. Das könnte die Autobahn sein. Bieg' schnell ab!
Martin: Okay.
Caroline: Das ist es! Das ist die A9 Richtung München! Fahr schnell drauf!
Martin: Ja, ja, hetz' mich nicht! Die Autobahn wird nicht verschwinden.
Caroline: Ich freue mich nur so!
Martin: Guck mal, wir sind gar nicht mal so weit von München.
Caroline: Nicht schlecht! Meinst du, du schaffst es noch, bis nach München zu fahren? Oder sollen wir ein Hotel auf dem Weg suchen?
Martin: Ich schaffe das noch.
Caroline: Du bist ein Schatz! Ich bin froh, dass ich dich habe.
Judith: Now with the translation.
Caroline: Sieh mal, Martin! Da drüben ist ein blaues Schild. Das könnte die Autobahn sein. Bieg' schnell ab!
Caroline: Martin, have a look! There is a blue sign over there. That could be the interstate. Turn quickly!
Martin: Okay.
Martin: Okay.
Caroline: Das ist es! Das ist die A9 Richtung München! Fahr schnell drauf!
Caroline: That's it! This is the interstate 9 in direction of Munich! Enter it quickly!
Martin: Ja, ja, hetz' mich nicht! Die Autobahn wird nicht verschwinden.
Martin: Yeah yeah, don't hurry me! The interstate will not disappear.
Caroline: Ich freue mich nur so!
Caroline: I'm just so happy!
Martin: Guck mal, wir sind gar nicht mal so weit von München.
Martin: Look, we're not even that far from Munich.
Caroline: Nicht schlecht! Meinst du, du schaffst es noch, bis nach München zu fahren? Oder sollen wir ein Hotel auf dem Weg suchen?
Caroline: Not bad! Do you think you'll manage to drive to Munich? Or should we search for a hotel on the way?
Martin: Ich schaffe das noch.
Martin: I will manage.
Caroline: Du bist ein Schatz! Ich bin froh, dass ich dich habe.
Caroline: You're a treasure! I'm glad to have you.
CULTURAL SECTION
Chuck: How about we talk about affection in terms in German?
Judith: Sounds good.
Chuck: So you won’t ever hear sugar or honey
Judith: Or the equivalent German words. You can’t call somebody [Zucker] or [Honig]. Sounds weird. However, you can call them [Süßer] or [Süße] especially [Mein Süßer, meine Süße].
Chuck: It’s sweetie!
Judith: Yeah sweetie. That works or also [Liebling]
Chuck: Darling.
Judith: Or [Schatz]
Chuck: Treasure.
Judith: Or [Schatzi] is a cuter version of it.
Chuck: Yeah in the south, you might hear [Schätzel] or [Schätzle]
Judith: Or [Schätzchen] in the north.
Chuck: You might even hear some words for animals usually with the [Chen] diminutive.
Judith: Like [Mäusschen]
Chuck: A little mouse. And a lot of times, they don’t make sense derived from people’s names or from things that people said. Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
Judith: First word [Drauf]
Chuck: On to it.
Judith: [Drauf, drauf] Next [Hetzen]
Chuck: To hurry somebody along.
Judith: [Hetzen, hetzen] Next [Verschwinden]
Chuck: To disappear.
Judith: [Verschwinden, verschwinden] Next [Weit]
Chuck: Wide, large or far.
Judith: [Weit, weit] Next [Meinen]
Chuck: To mean or think.
Judith: [Meinen, meinen] Next [Hotel]
Chuck: Hotel.
Judith: [Hotel, Hotel] This word is neuter and the plural is [Hotels] Next [Weg]
Chuck: Way or path.
Judith: [Weg, Weg, der Weg] And the plural is [Wege]. Next [Schatz]
Chuck: Treasure.
Judith: [Schatz, Schatz, der Schatz] And the plural is [Schätze] and the last word for today is [Froh]
Chuck: Glad.
Judith: [Froh, froh]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Chuck: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases for this lesson.
Judith: The first phrase we will look at is [Sie mal]. There is also [Guck mal] Both are ways for you to get people’s attention in German or to point out something. And they use the expression [Auf dem Weg]
Chuck: On the way.
Judith: You should know this. It comes up a lot. [Auf dem Weg]

Lesson focus

Chuck: The grammar focus of this lesson are the accusative forms of personal pronouns.
Judith: The accusative of personal pronouns is used when a personal pronoun is used as the direct object of sentence. For example in [Hetz mich nicht]
Chuck: Don’t hurry me.
Judith: Or [Ich bin froh das ich dich habe]
Chuck: I am glad to have you. I am glad I have you. We’ve seen the accusative forms all over the course. Now let’s have the full overview.
Judith: All right. For [Ich], there is [Mich]
Chuck: Me.
Judith: For [Du] similarly [Dich]
Chuck: You.
Judith: For [Er, Ihn]
Chuck: Him.
Judith: For [Es, Es]
Chuck: It.
Judith: It doesn’t change. For [Sie, Sie]
Chuck: She, it also doesn’t change.
Judith: For [Wir], there is [Uns]
Chuck: Us.
Judith: It is the same form as for the dative. For [Ihr] there is [Euch]
Chuck: You all.
Judith: Same as for the dative and for the [They] or for the formal you, there is [Sie]
Chuck: Which also doesn’t change.

Outro

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Judith: All right.
Chuck: See you next week.
Judith: [Bis nächste Woche].

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Hi Robert,


Thanks for posting and no worries! 😄 We are happy to have you here and that you are a regular learner of German!

If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Hi Arun Kapoor,


Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We have just compared the audio and the text and you are right! Two examples are indeed missing from the text. We will update the content as soon as possible, thank you very much for letting us know. We wish you much success in improving your German and if you ever have any questions or other comments, please let us know. :)


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Hallo Lynda,


Thank you so much for your funny story and your kind words, we really enjoyed reading it! 😁 Seems you have just got yourself some strong motivation to win over German grammar. Don't worry, you are doing great! And indeed, never forget to revise, that is probably the most important part of it all. See you in the next lessons, keep up the good work! 😉


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


Tschüss,

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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


i forgot ifi did this before, (sorry for the confusion)


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


robert

Arun Kapoor
Wednesday at 12:26 PM
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Hallo team


The lesson notes (Cultural Insights) is incomplete. Kindly check.


Many thanks for building such a nice way of learning Deutsch.


Best regards

Arun Kapoor

Lynda
Tuesday at 08:10 PM
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Hallo! I saw a German article on April Fool's Day and it said that all gender words and endings were to be removed from the German language in 2016 , to make it easier to learn. I read this yesterday and of course had forgotten about April 1st. I was surprised at my emotion!!!I didn't want German to change I wanted its distinctive rhythm and sound. So now I will try not to complain when I am struggling with endings and gender Ha ha Ich kann dass nicht in Deutsch schreiben weil ich ein Anfanger bin ODER Ich kann nicht all das sagen, denn ich bin nur ein Anfänger.


Ich genieße den Unterricht. Ich bin ungeduldig, um zu lernen, aber ich sollte die Lehren zu überarbeiten und vielleicht werde ich erinnere mich mehr

I enjoy your lessons . I am impatient to learn but I should revise the lessons and perhaps I will remember more

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Hi Roger,


Thank you for the nice feedback!


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roger
Saturday at 09:23 PM
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Hello ,chuck und Judith. Ich heise Roger.danken Sie fur ire hielfe. Ich bin froh dass Ich Sie habe.:smile:

Salivia_Baker
Monday at 06:21 PM
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gern geschehen.


*hehe* sehr gut. Most German students I've met always get a headache with the flexibility because it's easier to remember something if it can only be in one way not 3 or 4 or 5.