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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 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. These are five German Historical figures. 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: Albert Einstein
Gina: Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist
Katrin: (slow) Albert Einstein (regular) Albert Einstein
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Albert Einstein
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Albert Einstein, born in 1879, was a theoretical physicist. His research of the structure of space and time and gravity changed the physical world view at a fundamental level.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Albert Einstein erfand die Relativitätstheorie.
Gina: Albert Einstein invented the theory of relativity.
Katrin: (slow) Albert Einstein erfand die Relativitätstheorie.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Friedrich Schiller
Gina: Friedrich Schiller, a poet, philosopher and historian
Katrin: (slow) Friedrich Schiller (regular) Friedrich Schiller
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Friedrich Schiller
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Friedrich Schiller, born in 1759, was a German poet, philosopher, and historian. He was also one of Germany's most significant dramatists.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Friedrich Schiller wurde nach seinem Freund Goethe geboren, starb aber früher.
Gina: Friedrich Schiller was born after, but died before his friend Goethe.
Katrin: (slow) Friedrich Schiller wurde nach seinem Freund Goethe geboren, starb aber früher.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gina: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer
Katrin: (slow) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (regular) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born in 1749, was a German writer. He is seen as Germany's most significant poet.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ist Deutschlands berühmtester Schriftsteller.
Gina: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is Germany's most famous writer.
Katrin: (slow) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ist Deutschlands berühmtester Schriftsteller.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Sophie Scholl
Gina: Sophie Scholl, a member of the anti-Nazi resistance group 'White Rose'
Katrin: (slow) Sophie Scholl (regular) Sophie Scholl
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Sophie Scholl
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: In 1943, Sophia Magdalena Scholl was executed at the age of 22 along with her brother after both of them were found guilty of high treason for distributing anti-war leaflets.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Sophie Scholl kämpfte während ihres kurzen Lebens für Gerechtigkeit.
Gina: Sophie Scholl fought for justice during her short life.
Katrin: (slow) Sophie Scholl kämpfte während ihres kurzen Lebens für Gerechtigkeit.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Konrad Adenauer
Gina: Konrad Adenauer, the first German chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II
Katrin: (slow) Konrad Adenauer (regular) Konrad Adenauer
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Konrad Adenauer
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Konrad Adenauer, born in 1876, was the first German chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Konrad Adenauer war ein sehr charismatischer Mann.
Gina: Konrad Adenauer was a very charismatic man.
Katrin: (slow) Konrad Adenauer war ein sehr charismatischer Mann.
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: Albert Einstein
[pause]Gina: Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist
Katrin: Friedrich Schiller
[pause]Gina: Friedrich Schiller, a poet, philosopher and historian
Katrin: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
[pause]Gina: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer
Katrin: Sophie Scholl
[pause]Gina: Sophie Scholl, a member of the anti-Nazi resistance group 'White Rose'
Katrin: Konrad Adenauer
[pause]Gina: Konrad Adenauer, the first German chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Historical figures 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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Do you know any other famous German historical figures?

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Tuesday at 2:26 am
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Hallo robert groulx,


Danke schön for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know.😄


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robert groulx
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thank you forthe lesson transcript


the only famous celibritie is albert eistein


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Hi Ronn,


Caspar David Friedrich hat sehr schöne Bilder gemalt! (CDF has painted very beautiful pictures)


Well done on the German :)


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Katrin

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Ronn
Friday at 2:22 am
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Friedrich Caspar David. Ich habe von ihm letztes Jahr gelernt. Er war auch sehr berühmt von seinen Bildern, die auf der Insel Rügen gemalt worden sind.