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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known German Cities. 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: Berlin
Gina: Berlin, the capital city of Germany
Katrin: (slow) Berlin (regular) Berlin
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Berlin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: After World War II, Berlin was divided into East and West surrounded by the Berlin Wall. In 1989, Berlin was reunified and today is a city of worldwide political and societal importance.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Berlin ist die Hauptstadt Deutschlands.
Gina: Berlin is the capital city of Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Berlin ist die Hauptstadt Deutschlands.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Hamburg
Gina: Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany
Katrin: (slow) Hamburg (regular) Hamburg
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Hamburg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Hamburg sits on the river Elbe and therefore has access to the North Sea. Hamburg harbor not only plays a big role for the city’s economy; it is also a major tourist destination.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Hamburg ist berühmt für seinen Hafen, welcher es in der Vergangenheit zu einer reichen Hansestadt gemacht hat.
Gina: Hamburg is known for its harbor, which made it a rich Hanseatic city in the past.
Katrin: (slow) Hamburg ist berühmt für seinen Hafen, welcher es in der Vergangenheit zu einer reichen Hansestadt gemacht hat.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: München
Gina: Munich, the third largest city in Germany
Katrin: (slow) München (regular) München
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: München
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Munich sits on the river Isar and has a population of some 1.42 million people.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) München ist die Gastgeberstadt des Oktoberfests und berühmt für seine Biergärten.
Gina: Munich is the host city of Oktoberfest, and is known for its beer gardens.
Katrin: (slow) München ist die Gastgeberstadt des Oktoberfests und berühmt für seine Biergärten.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Leipzig
Gina: Leipzig, one of the two largest cities in the federal state of Saxony, eastern Germany
Katrin: (slow) Leipzig (regular) Leipzig
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Leipzig
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Leipzig is becoming a destination for tourists from all over the world.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Leipzig ist in den letzten Jahren eine beliebte Studentenstadt geworden.
Gina: Leipzig has become a popular student city over the last few years.
Katrin: (slow) Leipzig ist in den letzten Jahren eine beliebte Studentenstadt geworden.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Frankfurt am Main
Gina: Frankfurt, the fifth largest city in Germany
Katrin: (slow) Frankfurt am Main (regular) Frankfurt am Main
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Frankfurt am Main
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Frankfurt has many central and commercial banks and transportation businesses headquartered there.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Frankfurt ist das Finanzzentrum Deutschlands.
Gina: Frankfurt is the financial hub of Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Frankfurt ist das Finanzzentrum Deutschlands.
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: Berlin
[pause]Gina: Berlin, the capital city of Germany
Katrin: Hamburg
[pause]Gina: Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany
Katrin: München
[pause]Gina: Munich, the third largest city in Germany
Katrin: Leipzig
[pause]Gina: Leipzig, one of the two largest cities in the federal state of Saxony, eastern Germany
Katrin: Frankfurt am Main
[pause]Gina: Frankfurt, the fifth largest city in Germany

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Cities 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 6:30 pm
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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in Germany, which one would it be?

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Hi Ronn,


Sehr guter Aufsatz! (Very nice essay)

I think you meant to say "Dresden ist nicht weit weg von Prag" (not very war away)?


Keep up the good work.

Dresden is very nice.


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Katrin

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Friday at 2:57 am
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Ich muss sagen, dass Dresden meine Lieblingsstadt Deutschlands. Es ist wirklich keine große Stadt in Deutschland aber nicht sehr klein auch. Der Fluss Elbe fliesst durch die Stadt. Und es ist weit weg von Prag, ungefahr 3 Stunden mit dem Zug.