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Hallo, ich bin Laura. Hi everybody! I’m Laura.
Welcome to GermanPod101.com’s “Deutsch in 3 Minuten”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn German.
In the last lesson, we learned how to use the verb lieben.
In this lesson, we will learn how to use kommen, the fourth verb in our series dedicated to the most common German verbs.
Kommen means "to come" in German, and we use it a lot! So let’s go! Los geht’s!!
Imagine a friend of yours is organizing a road trip and he asks you: Kommst du mit uns? That means "Are you coming with us?"
So supposing you want to go too, you will say, Ja, ich komme mit euch! That means "Yes I’m coming with you!"
[slowly] Ja, ich komme mit euch.
So let’s break down this answer:
First we had:
Ja, which is simply "Yes."
Then ich, which is "I" in German.
After that we have komme, which is the 1st person of the verb kommen in present indicative tense.
Finally we had mit euch which is "with you" as euch is the plural pronoun for "you."
So, all together it is Ja, ich komme mit euch.
In German, kommen is exactly the same as "to come."
The basic meaning is "to go somewhere with someone", or to join other people.
It is a very common verb that you should be careful not to mix up with gehen, which only means "to go to", as we’ve seen before.
Kommen is often used to suggest an invitation to someone. If you are organizing a party, for example, you can invite your guests by asking them Kommt ihr zu meiner Party? That is "Are you coming to my party?"
To answer this question, you can add something after this verb, as in Ja, ich komme mit Freunden. Here you said "Yes, I am coming with some friends." The common expression to say you are coming with your boyfriend or girlfriend is Ja, ich komme mit Begleitung which literally means "Yes I’m coming with some company."
The verb kommen is also often used as an order or as motivational advice, as in Komm mit mir! "Come with me!" Or Komm, gehen wir joggen! That is, "Let’s go for a jog, come on!"
In German, we have another very useful verb that is very similar that can be used to say "to come back" or "to come again". This verb is zurückkommen, you just add zurück at the end of the sentence.
For example, if you want to say "I'll come back tomorrow", it is just Ich komme morgen zurück!
Now it’s time for Laura’s insights.
When using the verb kommen together with other verbs like “come and see” you always use the infinitive form kommen. For example, kommen und gehen - “come and go” or, kommen und sehen - “come and see”. And what’s more, when you combine verbs in this way it actually functions like a noun!
In this lesson, we learned how to use the verb kommen to ask people to join others!
So now, our lessons series about common German verbs is over, and from the next lesson, we will jump into some very important interrogative German words!
Do you know how to ask questions starting with "What" in German?
I’ll be waiting for you in the next Deutsch in 3 Minuten.
Bis bald!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Monday at 1:57 am
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Hello Edler,


Thank you very much for your comment! :smile:

You are welcome! Yes, you are absolutely right with that phrase! :thumbsup:

Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.


Thank you,


Albert

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Edler
Thursday at 5:36 pm
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Thanks for your kind reply.


I write it if I understood.


So,you meant it.


kommen und gehen(combining verbs like that.) = A phrase which mean "coming and going"


Am I right?? :)

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Tuesday at 12:26 am
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Hello Edler,


Thank you very much for your question! :smile::thumbsup:

It was meant that for example in the phrase "come and go", which is usually consisting of "kommen" and "gehen", will turn into the German noun phrase "Kommen und Gehen". Because if you combine verbs in that way they will turn into the nouns "Das Kommen" and "Das Gehen". Another example would be "come and see" which turns into "Kommen und Sehen". I hope this helps!


Please let us know if you have any question.


Kind regards,


Albert

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Edler
Saturday at 3:56 pm
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Hallo! Ich mag die Antwort.

Laura spach...

" what’s more, when you combine verbs in this way it actually functions like a noun! "


Was ist " It actually functions like a noun!"???


I didn't understand this meaning.

Would you happen to reply in English?

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Tuesday at 8:01 pm
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Hello Richard,


Thank you very much for asking! :thumbsup:

"joggen" in German is pronounced as in English, with the same "J" sound. There are some other words in German that are not following the rule you mentioned. One other example would be "Jonglieren" (to juggle). It happens infrequently and there is unfortunately no fixed rule for it.


I hope this helps,


Kind regards,


Albert

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Richard
Tuesday at 11:09 pm
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In the lesson materials, the verb "joggen" comes up, the pronunciation in the recording has a hard "j" similar to how "jogging" would be pronounced in English, but I was expecting something like "yoggen". Which is correct? Are there some words in German that do not follow the rule of J -> Y or is it just different dialects?


Thanks!

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Thursday at 2:48 pm
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Hello Chris,


Thank you for posting.

Let me suggest you using the dictionary in this case:

https://www.germanpod101.com/german-dictionary/

Here, you can type the word Begleitung and you'll get the result ' accompaniment '.

You can select the word (click the box on it's left) and add it to your wordbank (bottom of the dictionary page), what you can then sync to your Flashcard Deck.


We hope it helps.


Let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Lena

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Chris
Thursday at 10:48 pm
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Thank you for your reply Jennifer. I knew about the example within the video lesson. I was asking because the vocabulary expansion lacks Begleitung and any examples for that word. Because of that, when studying flash cards you only see the English words "Company/Some company" and that triggered in my mind "Business/Some business" instead of bringing a person as company with you to an event, or party. Having a proper example for that word should further clarify the meaning of Begleitung when studying outside of the actual lesson.


Thank you

Chris

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Saturday at 9:34 am
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Hi Chris,


Thank you for your comment.

There is an example mentioned in the video lesson: Ja, ich komme mit Begleitung. ("Yes, I am coming with some company.) It means that you bring your girl- or boyfriend.


Please let me know if you have any further questions.


Cheers,


Jennifer

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Chris
Tuesday at 6:59 am
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Haben Sie irgendwelcher Beispiel mit "Begleitung"?


Do you have any examples using "Begleitung"?


Danke