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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Team Germanpod
Monday at 12:07 PM
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Hi Hämisch,


Well observed! Thank you very much for pointing this out! We appreciate your help!:smile::thumbsup:


Thanks

Jennifer

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Hämish
Friday at 05:06 PM
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Hi,


I spotted a minor mistake in this video.


"Das Mädchen"; The picture shows as feminine. It should be neutral.


Hämish

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Friday at 10:47 AM
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@Barry: The easiest way to understand the present participle is to keep in mind that for example: "Ich bin gegangen", "Ich bin gefahren", "Ich bin gelaufen". All sentences are related to a movement, therefore you use "sein". In contrary, "haben", like "Ich habe nachgedacht", "Ich habe telefoniert", it´s not a movement, right?

I hope this makes sense to you. Let me know if you have any other difficulties.

Jennifer

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Mohamed Al Barry
Saturday at 02:44 AM
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Vielen Vielen Dank

German is not easy language But I am happy to learn with you.

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Friday at 03:08 PM
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Hi Mohamed,


Thanks for your message!


Let me explain you the difference between the usage of "sein" and "haben":


1. Die Leute (sind) nach Los Angeles gegangen.

"Sein" is used in context of any (body) movements. "Sein" (conjugated) plus Partizip Perfekt "gegangen".

Other examples are:

Ich bin nach Hause gelaufen,

Die Menschen sind nach Paris gefahren.


2. Die Telefonistin (hat) mit einem Kunden gesprochen.

For all other sentences you use "haben" (conjugated) plus Partizip Perfekt "gesprochen".

Other examples are:

Ich habe letztes Jahr geheiratet.

Hast du mich vorhin angerufen?


I hope I could make it more understable for you now!

Let me know if you have any further questions!


Thank you.


Best,


Jennifer


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Mohamed Al Barry
Thursday at 07:17 AM
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Hello every one,

any answer to my question down below :flushed:


Thank you

Best regards

Barry

Mohamed Al Barry
Wednesday at 06:35 PM
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Hello every one,

Thank you for your nice useful site.

Would you please inform me why we use the verb (to be) (sein) to build the past tense and some times using the verb (to have) (haben) to build it.?

Die Leute (sind) nach Los Angeles gegangen.

Die Telefonistin (hat) mit einem Kunden gesprochen.


Thank you

Best regards

Barry

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Tuesday at 12:06 PM
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Hallo Glückmeister,


Vielen Dank für den Kommentar!


Erst einmal herzlichen Glückwunsch zu dem neuen Job! Alles Gute! (Congratulations on the new job. All the best!)


Wir hoffen, dass du bald wieder Deutsch mit uns lernst! :) (We hope you study German with us again soon!)


Vielen Dank!


Clara

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Glückmeister
Saturday at 09:55 AM
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Hallo Team GermanPod101.com,


Ich komme aus den USA und bekam gestern in Deutschland einen Job.


Ich genoss die Kurse, aber leider kann ich nicht mehr teilnehmen, weil meine Testphase beendet ist.


Ich war sehr beschäftigt in dieser Woche mit Vorstellungsgesprächen und mein Interesse verworfen. Ich habe nicht einmal die türkische Lernprogramm versucht. Ich wünschte, ich sah mehr. zu viel in der gleicher Zeit.


Ich teilnehme bei einem Deutschkurs, wollte aber etwas Gutes zu Hause.


Ich habe im moment gar nicht geld auszugeben, es ist aber möglich, dass ich später wieder kommen könnte.


Vielen Dank für die Einführung!


grüße aus Lübeck,


Glückmeister

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Thursday at 12:55 PM
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Hi Luebs,


Thank you for commenting!


"nach" is part of the verb "nachdenken", which is split in this sentence. When verbs are split, they move to second and last position in the sentence.


There is no particular rule. "sich" means "yourself" or "oneself" and is part of some verbs, and sometimes only in certain contexts. You would say "Er fühlt die Wärme der Heizung." (He feels the warmth of the heater.) but "Er fühlt sich traurig." (He feels sad.) because one is him feeling something externally, the warmth from the heater, and one is an internal feeling, which is why "sich" is used.


I hope this helps!


Vielen Dank!


Clara

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