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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “What's the matter?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to make complaints and ask someone else if they’re having any issues.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Ist alles in Ordnung?
Das Büro ist heiß.
Once more with the English translation.
Ist alles in Ordnung?
“What's the matter?”
Das Büro ist heiß.
“The office is hot.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What's the matter?”
That's: Ist alles in Ordnung?
Listen to it again: Ist alles in Ordnung?, Ist alles in Ordnung?
“What's the matter?”
This German sentence literally translates into "Is everything in order?,” but it means “What's the matter?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Das Büro ist {adjective}.
“The office is {adjective}.”
For example:
“The office is hot.”
Das Büro ist heiß., Das Büro ist heiß.