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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 8! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular German Food Souvenirs. 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: Christstollen
Gina: Christmas stollen
Katrin: (slow) Christstollen (regular) Christstollen
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Christstollen
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: ‘Christstollen’ is a bread-like fruit cake containing dried fruit, nuts and spices and usually covered with powdered sugar.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Christstollen ist ein beliebter Kuchen während der Weihnachtszeit.
Gina: Christmas stollen is a popular cake during the Christmas season.
Katrin: (slow) Christstollen ist ein beliebter Kuchen während der Weihnachtszeit.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Lübecker Marzipan
Gina: Lübeck marzipan
Katrin: (slow) Lübecker Marzipan (regular) Lübecker Marzipan
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Lübecker Marzipan
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: ‘Lübecker Marzipan’ is made of marzipan and sugar and is available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Lübecker Marzipan ist berühmt für seine hohe Qualität.
Gina: Marzipan from Lübeck is famous for its high quality.
Katrin: (slow) Lübecker Marzipan ist berühmt für seine hohe Qualität.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Baumkuchen
Gina: Baumkuchen
Katrin: (slow) Baumkuchen (regular) Baumkuchen
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Baumkuchen
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Baumkuchen is a layered cake that’s made up of 15 to 20 layers of batter and baked on a spit.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Traditionell gebackener Baumkuchen hat die Form eines Baumes.
Gina: Traditionally-baked ‘Baumkuchen’ has the shape of a tree.
Katrin: (slow) Traditionell gebackener Baumkuchen hat die Form eines Baumes.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Vollkornbrot
Gina: whole grain bread
Katrin: (slow) Vollkornbrot (regular) Vollkornbrot
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Vollkornbrot
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: German whole grain bread is made from both rye meal and cracked whole rye grains.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Vollkornbrot ist ein Aushängeschild für die deutsche Backkunst.
Gina: Whole grain bread is a figurehead for the German art of baking.
Katrin: (slow) Vollkornbrot ist ein Aushängeschild für die deutsche Backkunst.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: süßer Senf
Gina: sweet mustard
Katrin: (slow) süßer Senf (regular) süßer Senf
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: süßer Senf
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is a typical Bavarian sweet mustard traditionally eaten with white sausage. It is made from ground mustard seeds sweetened with sugar or honey.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Die meisten deutschen Menschen mögen scharfen Senf lieber als süßen Senf.
Gina: Most German people prefer hot mustard to sweet mustard.
Katrin: (slow) Die meisten deutschen Menschen mögen scharfen Senf lieber als süßen Senf.
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: Christstollen
[pause]Gina: Christmas stollen
Katrin: Lübecker Marzipan
[pause]Gina: Lübeck marzipan
Katrin: Baumkuchen
[pause]Gina: Baumkuchen
Katrin: Vollkornbrot
[pause]Gina: whole grain bread
Katrin: süßer Senf
[pause]Gina: sweet mustard

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Food Souvenirs 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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