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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. These are five examples of German Pop and Traditional Culture. 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: Volksmusik
Gina: folk music
Katrin: (slow) Volksmusik (regular) Volksmusik
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Volksmusik
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Folk music is a term to describe several kinds of traditional German music. It is mainly related to the Alpine regions and usually involves a heavy dialect.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Viele ältere Menschen lieben deutsche Volksmusik, da sie so friedlich ist.
Gina: Many elderly people love German folk music because it is so peaceful.
Katrin: (slow) Viele ältere Menschen lieben deutsche Volksmusik, da sie so friedlich ist.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Oktoberfest
Gina: Oktoberfest (annual beer festival in Munich)
Katrin: (slow) Oktoberfest (regular) Oktoberfest
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Oktoberfest
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: ‘Oktoberfest’ is a 16-day beer festival in Munich with more than 6 million visitors annually. It’s been held since 1810.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Auf dem Oktoberfest trinken einige Menschen zu viel Bier.
Gina: At the Oktoberfest, some people drink too much beer.
Katrin: (slow) Auf dem Oktoberfest trinken einige Menschen zu viel Bier.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Schlager
Gina: Schlager music (literally, 'hit' music)
Katrin: (slow) Schlager (regular) Schlager
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Schlager
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Schlager music is a style of pop music that became very popular in Germany during the 1950s and 60s.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Schlager sind berühmt für ihre sehr albernen Texte.
Gina: Schlager music is renowned for its very silly lyrics.
Katrin: (slow) Schlager sind berühmt für ihre sehr albernen Texte.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Kabarett
Gina: cabaret
Katrin: (slow) Kabarett (regular) Kabarett
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Kabarett
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: In Germany, ‘cabaret’ describes a form of entertainment
in which artists talk ironically or sarcastically about current events and politics.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Im deutschen Kabarett geht es nicht ums Tanzen, es geht um Politsatire.
Gina: German cabaret is not about dancing, it is political satire.
Katrin: (slow) Im deutschen Kabarett geht es nicht ums Tanzen, es geht um Politsatire.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Augsburger Puppenkiste
Gina: Augsburger Puppenkiste (a marionette theater in Augsburg, Germany)
Katrin: (slow) Augsburger Puppenkiste (regular) Augsburger Puppenkiste
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Augsburger Puppenkiste
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Augsburger Puppenkiste is a marionette theater in Augsburg, Germany.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Das berühmteste Stück der Augsburger Puppenkiste ist "Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer."
Gina: The most famous play of the ‘Augsburger Puppenkiste’ is "Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver".
Katrin: (slow) Das berühmteste Stück der Augsburger Puppenkiste ist "Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer."
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: Volksmusik
[pause]Gina: folk music
Katrin: Oktoberfest
[pause]Gina: Oktoberfest (annual beer festival in Munich)
Katrin: Schlager
[pause]Gina: Schlager music (literally, 'hit' music)
Katrin: Kabarett
[pause]Gina: cabaret
Katrin: Augsburger Puppenkiste
[pause]Gina: Augsburger Puppenkiste (a marionette theater in Augsburg, Germany)

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five examples of Pop and Traditional Culture 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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Which one of this lesson’s traditional activities would you like to watch when you go to Germany?