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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 18! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People and Homes. These are five common household items 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: Kamin
Gina: chimney
Katrin: (slow) Kamin (regular) Kamin
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Kamin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Some chimneys found in German homes are electric, while others require wood.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Einen Kamin kann man in vielen deutschen Haushalten finden.
Gina: A chimney can be found in many German households.
Katrin: (slow) Einen Kamin kann man in vielen deutschen Haushalten finden.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Porzellan
Gina: porcelain
Katrin: (slow) Porzellan (regular) Porzellan
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Porzellan
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Almost every German household owns a set of porcelain for special occasions. Sometimes it is passed on from generation to generation.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Das berühmteste Porzellan kommt aus Meißen nahe Dresden im Osten Deutschlands.
Gina: The most well-known porcelain is from the city of Meissen near Dresden, eastern Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Das berühmteste Porzellan kommt aus Meißen nahe Dresden im Osten Deutschlands.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Kuckucksuhr
Gina: cuckoo clock
Katrin: (slow) Kuckucksuhr (regular) Kuckucksuhr
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Kuckucksuhr
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Originally from the Black Forest region, cuckoo clocks have become old-fashioned, although they are still a popular souvenir for tourists.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Kuckucksuhren sind typisch für Süddeutschland.
Gina: Cuckoo clocks are typical for southern Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Kuckucksuhren sind typisch für Süddeutschland.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Badewanne
Gina: bathtub
Katrin: (slow) Badewanne (regular) Badewanne
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Badewanne
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: It is normal for private home owners to have a big bathroom with a shower and a separate bathtub in Germany.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Deutsche mögen es, nach einem langen Arbeitstag in der Badewanne zu entspannen.
Gina: Germans like to relax in the bathtub after a long work day.
Katrin: (slow) Deutsche mögen es, nach einem langen Arbeitstag in der Badewanne zu entspannen.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Zentralheizung
Gina: central heating
Katrin: (slow) Zentralheizung (regular) Zentralheizung
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Zentralheizung
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Central heating is a general term to describe different heating methods in German homes.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Die meisten deutschen Haushalte haben eine Zentralheizung.
Gina: Most German households have a central heating system.
Katrin: (slow) Die meisten deutschen Haushalte haben eine Zentralheizung.
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: Kamin
[pause]Gina: chimney
Katrin: Porzellan
[pause]Gina: porcelain
Katrin: Kuckucksuhr
[pause]Gina: cuckoo clock
Katrin: Badewanne
[pause]Gina: bath tub
Katrin: Zentralheizung
[pause]Gina: central heating

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Common items found in German homes! 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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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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What else are you expecting to find inside a German home?

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GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 3:54 pm
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Hello Gary,


Thank you for your input.

That's a great idea and I will pass it on to our team.


If you have any further questions or suggestions, please let us know.


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Reinhard

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Monday at 9:51 pm
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I think it would be helpful to include the article when introducing new nouns. I had to deduce Badewanne was die Badewanne from the dative use "in der Badewanne" in your sentence. However if a student was not aware that 'in' takes the dative, it may have had them concluding the wrong article. Just a thought I hope might help.


-gary

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Monday at 8:03 am
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Hi Joe,


Thank you for your feedback.

Yes, Germany can get chilly at times. 😉


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Reinhard

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Joe B.
Friday at 3:13 am
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Hi, Katrin


I would imagine a gas or electric stove would be a necessity!


( It's always a joy to hear German spoken!)


Thanks to all Team members.


♥ Joe B.🗽😊

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Friday at 3:19 pm
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Hi Rico,


Thank you for writing!


To be quite honest, I have never seen such a thing inside a house - but maybe I am not old enough of that?!


Regards,

Katrin

Team GermanPod101.com

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Rico_gonzalez@msn.con
Tuesday at 2:34 pm
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I use to go to a German bakery called, Hanas! And they use to have a wall cabinet full of these old coffee makers... they were all no larger than 12" i would say! Very antique and cool looking! So I thought to myself.... maybe in Germany it was a custom to have these??


-Rico

Modesto CA