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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and around town. These are five Frequently used modes of transportation 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: Auto
Gina: car
Katrin: (slow) Auto (regular) Auto
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Auto
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Germany is the world's leading car manufacturer.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Das Auto ist das Lieblingsspielzeug des Mannes in Deutschland.
Gina: The car is a man's favorite toy in Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Das Auto ist das Lieblingsspielzeug des Mannes in Deutschland.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Zug
Gina: train
Katrin: (slow) Zug (regular) Zug
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Zug
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Germany's national railway company is Deutsche Bahn. The railway infrastructure is wide, and for the most part, reliable.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Viele Züge der Deutschen Bahn haben Verspätung.
Gina: Many Deutsche Bahn trains are delayed.
Katrin: (slow) Viele Züge der Deutschen Bahn haben Verspätung.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Fahrrad
Gina: bicycle
Katrin: (slow) Fahrrad (regular) Fahrrad
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Fahrrad
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Many Germans who live in big cities, especially students, go to their workplaces by bike.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Fahrradfahren gewinnt bei den Deutschen immer mehr an Beliebtheit.
Gina: Cycling is gaining more and more popularity among Germans.
Katrin: (slow) Fahrradfahren gewinnt bei den Deutschen immer mehr an Beliebtheit.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Bus
Gina: bus
Katrin: (slow) Bus (regular) Bus
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Bus
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Many people from smaller villages, who do not have direct access to a train station, use the bus.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Es sind nur noch wenige Buslinien übrig, die Dörfer mit Städten verbinden.
Gina: There are only a few bus lines left that connect villages with cities.
Katrin: (slow) Es sind nur noch wenige Buslinien übrig, die Dörfer mit Städten verbinden.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Straßenbahn
Gina: tram, streetcar
Katrin: (slow) Straßenbahn (regular) Straßenbahn
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Straßenbahn
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Trams are a popular means of public transport within bigger cities. However, due to rising prices, many people switch to bicycles.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Straßenbahnen können in jeder größeren Stadt in Deutschland gefunden werden.
Gina: Trams can be found in every major city in Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Straßenbahnen können in jeder größeren Stadt in Deutschland gefunden werden.
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: Auto
[pause]Gina: car
Katrin: Zug
[pause]Gina: train
Katrin: Fahrrad
[pause]Gina: bicycle
Katrin: Bus
[pause]Gina: bus
Katrin: Straßenbahn
[pause]Gina: streetcar

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Frequently used modes of transportation 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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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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What is your favorite German mode of transportation?

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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 7:38 am
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Hi Mahsh,


Thank you for your feedback.

It's a difficult word, but I like the Straßenbahn too.

It's quiet and reminds me of the olden times.

Be careful not to forget the "n" at the end: Straßenbahn.😉


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Mahsh
Friday at 1:11 am
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Mein Liebling für mich ist Straßenbah.

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Hallo Diana,


Thank you for the cute emoticons! ❤️️


We hope you liked the lesson!


Let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Diana Atsula
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