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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five common animals in Germany. 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: Deutscher Schäferhund
Gina: German Shepherd
Katrin: (slow) Deutscher Schäferhund (regular) Deutscher Schäferhund
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Deutscher Schäferhund
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Originally, the term 'Schäferhund' was used to describe working dogs or sheepdogs. Later, specific races were bred from the working dogs.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Deutsche Schäferhunde werden häufig als Polizeihunde eingesetzt.
Gina: German Shepherds are commonly employed as police dogs.
Katrin: (slow) Deutsche Schäferhunde werden häufig als Polizeihunde eingesetzt.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Forelle
Gina: trout
Katrin: (slow) Forelle (regular) Forelle
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Forelle
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Trout can be found throughout Germany. There are both freshwater and saltwater species.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Forellen können in vielen deutschen Bächen und Flüssen gefunden werden.
Gina: Trout can be found in many German streams and rivers.
Katrin: (slow) Forellen können in vielen deutschen Bächen und Flüssen gefunden werden.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Amsel
Gina: Common Blackbird
Katrin: (slow) Amsel (regular) Amsel
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Amsel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The blackbird is one of the most common birds throughout Europe and Germany. It adapts to changing environments quickly and therefore can be found in residential areas and cities.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Viele Deutsche füttern im Winter Amseln.
Gina: Many Germans feed blackbirds in winter.
Katrin: (slow) Viele Deutsche füttern im Winter Amseln.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Goldfisch
Gina: goldfish
Katrin: (slow) Goldfisch (regular) Goldfisch
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Goldfisch
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Native to Asia, the goldfish has become one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Goldfische sind noch immer beliebt in deutschen Haushalten, da es einfach ist, für sie zu sorgen.
Gina: Goldfish are still popular in German households as they are easy to care for.
Katrin: (slow) Goldfische sind noch immer beliebt in deutschen Haushalten, da es einfach ist, für sie zu sorgen.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Blindschleiche
Gina: blindworm
Katrin: (slow) Blindschleiche (regular) Blindschleiche
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Blindschleiche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The blindworm is one of the most common reptiles in central Europe and therefore, Germany.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Auch wenn sie wie eine Schlange aussieht, ist die Blindschleiche keine.
Gina: Even though it looks like a snake, the blindworm isn't one.
Katrin: (slow) Auch wenn sie wie eine Schlange aussieht, ist die Blindschleiche keine.
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: Deutscher Schäferhund
[pause]Gina: German Shepherd
Katrin: Forelle
[pause]Gina: trout
Katrin: Amsel
[pause]Gina: Common Blackbird
Katrin: Goldfisch
[pause]Gina: goldfish
Katrin: Blindschleiche
[pause]Gina: blindworm

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Animals 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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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in German?

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Hi Abraham,


So many animals - most of them cannot be found in Germany, despite in zoos.


Thank you for writing!


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Hallo Folks!


In my country there are many wild animals, however I just know some of them. The most known here in Mexico are coyote (kojote), armadillo (Gürteltier), rabbit (kaninchen), rattlesnake (Klapperschlange), hummingbird (kolibri) and so on. I just realized that kolibri has the same name in German as in Spanish.


Schönes wochenende!!