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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Katrin: And I’m Katrin!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential German Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. These are five German National Holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GermanPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Katrin, what’s our first word?
Katrin: Tag der Deutschen Einheit (3. Oktober)
Gina: German Unity Day (October 3rd)
Katrin: (slow) Tag der Deutschen Einheit (3. Oktober) (regular) Tag der Deutschen Einheit (3. Oktober)
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Tag der Deutschen Einheit (3. Oktober)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is Germany’s national holiday, which is celebrated on October 3rd to commemorate the reunification of the country after the Berlin Wall came down.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Am 3. Oktober denken die Menschen zurück an die Zeit, als Deutschland in Ostdeutschland und Westdeutschland geteilt war.
Gina: On October 3rd, people think back to the time when Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Am 3. Oktober denken die Menschen zurück an die Zeit, als Deutschland in Ostdeutschland und Westdeutschland geteilt war.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Tag der Arbeit (1. Mai)
Gina: Labor Day (May 1st)
Katrin: (slow) Tag der Arbeit (1. Mai) (regular) Tag der Arbeit (1. Mai)
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Tag der Arbeit (1. Mai)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is a national holiday on May 1st, known for its mass demonstrations organized by the labor movement.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Am 1. Mai, dem Tag der Arbeit, werden viele Demonstrationen in Berlin abgehalten.
Gina: On May 1st, Labor Day, many demonstrations are held in Berlin.
Katrin: (slow) Am 1. Mai, dem Tag der Arbeit, werden viele Demonstrationen in Berlin abgehalten.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Christi Himmelfahrt (39 Tage nach Ostersonntag)
Gina: Feast of the Ascension (39 days after Easter Sunday)
Katrin: (slow) Christi Himmelfahrt (39 Tage nach Ostersonntag) (regular) Christi Himmelfahrt (39 Tage nach Ostersonntag)
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Christi Himmelfahrt (39 Tage nach Ostersonntag)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Feast of the Ascension is a public holiday celebrated on a Thursday 39 days after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Christi Himmelfahrt und Vatertag finden in Deutschland am selben Tag statt.
Gina: The Feast of the Ascension and Father's Day take place on the same date in Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Christi Himmelfahrt und Vatertag finden in Deutschland am selben Tag statt.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Neujahrstag (1. Januar)
Gina: New Year's Day (January 1st)
Katrin: (slow) Neujahrstag (1. Januar) (regular) Neujahrstag (1. Januar)
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Neujahrstag (1. Januar)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is a public holiday celebrated on the 1st of January and marks the start of a new calendar year.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Viele Deutsche verbringen den Neujahrstag mit ihren Familien und genießen einen Spaziergang in der Natur.
Gina: Many Germans spend New Year's Day with their families and enjoy a walk in nature.
Katrin: (slow) Viele Deutsche verbringen den Neujahrstag mit ihren Familien und genießen einen Spaziergang in der Natur.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Karfreitag (Freitag vor Ostern)
Gina: Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
Katrin: (slow) Karfreitag (Freitag vor Ostern) (regular) Karfreitag (Freitag vor Ostern)
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Karfreitag (Freitag vor Ostern)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Good Friday is a public holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus. Most Christians do not eat meat on that day in remembrance of Jesus sacrificing his body at the cross.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Karfreitag markiert den Beginn der Osterzeit.
Gina: Good Friday marks the beginning of the Easter period.
Katrin: (slow) Karfreitag markiert den Beginn der Osterzeit.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Katrin will give you the German – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Katrin: Tag der Deutschen Einheit (3. Oktober)
[pause]Gina: German Unity Day (October 3rd)
Katrin: Tag der Arbeit (1. Mai)
[pause]Gina: Labor Day (May 1st)
Katrin: Christi Himmelfahrt (39 Tage nach Ostersonntag)
[pause]Gina: Feast of the Ascension (39 days after Easter Sunay)
Katrin: Neujahrstag (1. Januar)
[pause]Gina: New Year's Day (January 1st)
Katrin: Karfreitag (Freitag vor Ostern)
[pause]Gina: Good Friday (Friday before Easter)

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five National Holidays in Germany! We have more vocab lists available at GermanPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Katrin: Bis bald.

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How do you celebrate New Year's in your country?

robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


we celebrate christmas on dec25


robert😄