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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 14! In this lesson, you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known German Geographical features. 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: Brocken im Harz
Gina: Brocken of Harz Mountains
Katrin: (slow) Brocken im Harz (regular) Brocken im Harz
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Brocken im Harz
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Many legends about devils and witches are connected to the Brocken.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Der Brocken im Harz ist der höchste Berg Norddeutschlands.
Gina: The Brocken, in the Harz Mountains, is northern Germany's highest mountain.
Katrin: (slow) Der Brocken im Harz ist der höchste Berg Norddeutschlands.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Loreley
Gina: Loreley
Katrin: (slow) Loreley (regular) Loreley
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Loreley
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Loreley is a rock on the eastern bank of the river Rhine. It’s located near St. Goarshausen, and is a well-known tourist attraction because of its beautiful surroundings, and the legends related to it.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Viele Schiffe sanken, weil Loreley die Seemänner abgelenkt hatte.
Gina: Many ships sank because Loreley had distracted the sailors.
Katrin: (slow) Viele Schiffe sanken, weil Loreley die Seemänner abgelenkt hatte.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Nord- und Ostsee
Gina: North Sea and Baltic Sea
Katrin: (slow) Nord- und Ostsee (regular) Nord- und Ostsee
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Nord- und Ostsee
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The North Sea and the Baltic Sea are Germany's only outlets to the sea.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Sowohl Nord-, als auch Ostsee sind beliebte Urlaubsziele, besonders für Familien.
Gina: Both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea are popular holiday destinations, especially for families.
Katrin: (slow) Sowohl Nord-, als auch Ostsee sind beliebte Urlaubsziele, besonders für Familien.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Partnachklamm
Gina: Partnach Gorge
Katrin: (slow) Partnachklamm (regular) Partnachklamm
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Partnachklamm
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Partnach Gorge is located in the Reintal valley near Garmisch-Patenkirchen in southern Germany.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Die Partnachklamm ist eine Touristenhochburg in Süddeutschland.
Gina: The Partnach Gorge is a popular tourist destination in southern Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Die Partnachklamm ist eine Touristenhochburg in Süddeutschland.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Lüneburger Heide
Gina: Lüneburg Heath
Katrin: (slow) Lüneburger Heide (regular) Lüneburger Heide
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Lüneburger Heide
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Named after the town of Lüneburg, the Lüneburg Heath is located in Northern Saxony, which is in northern Germany. The area is mostly a natural reserve.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Die Lüneburger Heide ist ein beliebtes Ausflugsziel für Wanderer.
Gina: The Lüneburg Heath is a popular destination for hikers.
Katrin: (slow) Die Lüneburger Heide ist ein beliebtes Ausflugsziel für Wanderer.
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: Brocken im Harz
[pause]Gina: Brocken of Harz Mountains
Katrin: Loreley
[pause]Gina: Loreley
Katrin: Nord- und Ostsee
[pause]Gina: North Sea and Baltic Sea
Katrin: Partnachklamm
[pause]Gina: Partnach Gorge
Katrin: Lüneburger Heide
[pause]Gina: Lüneburg Heath

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Geographical features 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What is the most interesting geographical feature in Germany for you?

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Tuesday at 02:31 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
Monday at 01:04 AM
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thank for your lesson transcript


Brocken of Harz Mountains ( i would prefer the swiss alps for the scenery )


robert

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Thursday at 03:25 PM
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Hallo Ronn,


Da war ich auch schon! Wunderschön. Sehr gutes Deutsch - gut gemacht!

(I've been there, too! Wonderful! Very good German - well done!)


Regards,

Katrin

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Ronn
Friday at 02:49 AM
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Ich habe die Kreidefelsen und den Königsstuhl auf der Insel Rügen gefunden, sehr schön zu sein.