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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, you’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question, "What are you doing during the holiday?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your holiday plans.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Was machst du am Pfingstmontag?
Ich plane, an den Strand zu gehen.
Once more with the English translation.
Was machst du am Pfingstmontag?
“What are you doing for Whit Monday?”
Ich plane, an den Strand zu gehen.
“I'm planning to go to the beach.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What are you doing for Whit Monday?”
That's: Was machst du am Pfingstmontag?
Whit Monday is a religious holiday that falls on the Monday after Pentecost, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the earliest members of the Christian church.
Listen to it again: Was machst du am Pfingstmontag?, Was machst du am Pfingstmontag?
“What are you doing for Whit Monday?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Ich plane, [plan].
“I’m planning to [plan].”
For example:
“I'm planning to go to the beach.”
Ich plane, an den Strand zu gehen., Ich plane, an den Strand zu gehen.

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Can you tell us your holiday plans in German?

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Tuesday at 03:41 PM
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Hello Gary and Ali,


Thank you for your patience.

The issue of the Lesson Transcript section is fixed.


We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Ali

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Wednesday at 09:15 AM
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Hi Gary & Ali,


Thank you for your feedback, and for pointing

out the error in the script. I will let the team know and

have it fixed as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for

the inconvenience. 😞


@ Ali: Thanks for your suggestion of adding some more examples. While I am not

sure whether it can be done in case of a completed lesson (recording), I will ask them for it. 😉


If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us again.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Ali Al Ajmi
Friday at 09:48 PM
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Hi,

Nice Lesson but have a suggestion. Can you please add more examples to the dialogue? We have 2 examples.

- And in the lesson transcript, can you correct the lesson transcript?

Gary Doherty
Friday at 07:06 AM
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In the above text, 'First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How's your mother?” ' should be '“What are you doing for Whit Monday?”', unless I'm missing something