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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 25! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Fine Arts. These are five well-known German Writers. 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: Bertolt Brecht
Gina: Bertolt Brecht, a playwright and lyricist
Katrin: (slow) Bertolt Brecht (regular) Bertolt Brecht
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Bertolt Brecht
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Bertolt Brecht’s most popular play is "The Threepenny Opera".
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Bertolt Brecht war berüchtigt für seinen rigorosen Schreibstil.
Gina: Bertolt Brecht was renowned for his rigorous style of writing.
Katrin: (slow) Bertolt Brecht war berüchtigt für seinen rigorosen Schreibstil.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Franz Kafka
Gina: Franz Kafka, a famous writer
Katrin: (slow) Franz Kafka (regular) Franz Kafka
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Franz Kafka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Franz Kafka’s main works include three novels ("The Trial", "The Castle" and "Amerika") and numerous novels.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Franz Kafkas Romane können unterschiedlich interpretiert werden.
Gina: Franz Kafka's novels can be interpreted in many ways.
Katrin: (slow) Franz Kafkas Romane können unterschiedlich interpretiert werden.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Frank Schätzing
Gina: Frank Schätzing, a famous modern writer
Katrin: (slow) Frank Schätzing (regular) Frank Schätzing
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Frank Schätzing
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Born in 1957, Frank Schätzing is a popular German writer, his main novel being "The Swarm".
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Frank Schätzing ist ein beliebter Autor der Gegenwart.
Gina: Frank Schätzing is a popular author of the present day.
Katrin: (slow) Frank Schätzing ist ein beliebter Autor der Gegenwart.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Günter Grass
Gina: Günter Grass, a writer, sculptor and painter
Katrin: (slow) Günter Grass (regular) Günter Grass
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Günter Grass
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Born in 1927, Günter Grass is one of the most renowned German writers of the present day. In 1999, he received the Nobel prize in literature.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Günter Grass' berühmtestes Werk ist "Die Blechtrommel".
Gina: Günter Grass's most famous work is "The Tin Drum".
Katrin: (slow) Günter Grass' berühmtestes Werk ist "Die Blechtrommel"
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Thomas Mann
Gina: Thomas Mann, a writer and narrator
Katrin: (slow) Thomas Mann (regular) Thomas Mann
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Thomas Mann
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Thomas Mann, born in 1875, was a German writer and one of the most influential narrators in Germany. In 1929, he received the Nobel prize in literature for his debut novel Buddenbrooks. (buddenbrogs)
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Thomas Mann und sein Bruder Heinrich waren bedeutende deutsche Schriftsteller.
Gina: Thomas Mann and his brother Heinrich were significant German writers.
Katrin: (slow) Thomas Mann und sein Bruder Heinrich waren bedeutende deutsche Schriftsteller.
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: Bertolt Brecht
[pause]Gina: Bertolt Brecht, a playwright and lyricist
Katrin: Franz Kafka
[pause]Gina: Franz Kafka, a famous writer
Katrin: Frank Schätzing
[pause]Gina: Frank Schätzing, a famous modern writer
Katrin: Günter Grass
[pause]Gina: Günter Grass, a writer, sculptor and painter
Katrin: Thomas Mann
[pause]Gina: Thomas Mann, a writer and narrator

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Writers 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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Have you read the works of any famous German writer?

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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
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thank you for the lesson transcript


Thomas Mann und sein Bruder Heinrich waren bedeutende deutsche Schriftsteller.


robert

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Hi,


That's great. He is definitely one of the most famous German writers.


Thank you!


Clara

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Tuesday at 01:40 PM
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Yes! Wolfgang Goethe!