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Hallo, ich heiße 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 the phrase wie viel kostet das? How much is it? In this lesson let’s see how we could answer that question by counting Euros in German. In Germany the currency is the EURO.
Please pay attention to this word's pronunciation.
EURO.
Let’s try to say prices in German. Start by trying to say "26 Euros and 56 cents."
Sechsundzwanzig Euro und sechsundfünfzig Cent.
[slowly] Sechsundzwanzig Euro und sechsundfünfzig Cent.
Ein Cent is “one cent” and zehn Cent is “ 10 cents”. You don’t use the plural form no matter how many Euros or cents you have.
It's really straightforward. First, we say the number of Euros, then "Euro", then the number of cents, and finally "Cent".
Let’s try another example:
"34 Euros and 60 cents."
Vierunddreißig Euro und sechzig Cent.
[slowly] Vierunddreißig Euro und sechzig Cent.
Get ready for the next example:
"99 Euros and 99 cents."
Neunundneunzig Euro und neunundneunzig. Cent.
[slowly] Neunundneunzig Euro und neunundneunzig Cent.
That takes a lot of effort to say, doesn’t it! You can shorten it in two ways. First, you don’t need to say “und”. You also don’t have to say Cent.
Neunundneunzig Euro neunundneunzig .
99 Euro 99
If it’s obvious that you are talking about Euros, you don’t even have to say “Euro”. Just say the amount and that’s it.
Now it’s time for Laura’s Insights.
The euro has been the German currency since 2002, when most countries of the European Union adopted it. Before the Euro, the currency in Germany was the D-Mark, the Deutsche Mark.
Even though many countries use the Euro, the backside of the coin still shows the country of origin. So you’ll find some coins from Germany as well as from France or Italy and you can use them everywhere.
You should ask your friends in Germany if they want to go shopping with you to practice these phrases! But first you’ll have to check if they have other plans or not. Do you know how to ask that in German? If not, I’ll see you in the next Deutsch in 3 Minuten lesson!
Bis bald!

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Tuesday at 08:51 AM
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Hi Ivarr,


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Ivarr Vinter
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Es war eine sehr spannende Lektion, Laura. Danke sehr.

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Hi Siddharth,


Thank you for your feedback.


I was a little surprised at your comment and checked several

lessons in this series including number 25. I was able to see

the videos. I consequently come to the conclusion that the issue

might be at your end (?).

If you still can't see the videos now, would you be able to provide us

with some more details as to the hardware and operating system you use?

We will then pass that information on to our tech team for further investigation. 😉


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Siddharth Dobhal
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Hallo GermanPod101!

I have reached this level 10 of currency and was going really smooth and amazing.

But suddenly, there are no videos showing in next lessons, only audio lessons, from Guten Tag of lesson 11.

Instructor Laura said in the end of Level 10 video, that videos will continue further and suddenly there are only audio lessons.

Can you please clear my doubts? It would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

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Hi Vivek,


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Vivek`
Friday at 12:18 PM
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Vielen Danke 😄

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Hi Julie,


Thank you for you nice feedback.


Always a pleasure! 😉


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Julie
Friday at 11:45 AM
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Danke, GermanPod101!

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Hi Ariana,


Thank you for your kind words!❤️️


We have quite a few great teachers here at GermanPod101,

but I agree, Laura is great.👍


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Ariana
Wednesday at 08:04 PM
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Laura ist die beste Lehrerin! Ich danke ihnen,❤️️😄