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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Hi everyone, I'm Maryssa.
Albert: And I'm Albert.
Maryssa: And welcome to Must-Know German Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 12. Asking about a choice.
Maryssa: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about a choice.
PATTERN
Maryssa: For example,
Maryssa: "Which car are you going to buy?"
Albert: Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
Albert: [slow] Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
Maryssa: The pattern for asking about a choice has four elements. First, "Which car."
Albert: Welches Auto.
Maryssa: Second, the verb for "will" conjugated in indicative present.
Albert: wirst.
Maryssa: Third, the pronoun, in this case for "you."
Albert: du.
Maryssa: And last, the complement, in this case, the verb "to buy."
Albert: kaufen?
Maryssa: Altogether, we have... "Which car are you going to buy?"
Albert: Welches Auto wirst du kaufen? [slow] Welches Auto wirst du kaufen? [normal] Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
Maryssa: To ask about a choice in German, please use the conjugated word for "which" followed by a noun. Then put a conjugated verb for "will" or "like" in combination with the subject and add the complement, to end the question right afterward.
Albert: Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
Maryssa: So remember to use the German word for "which", followed by a noun, and then use "will" or "like" in combination with the subject, and put a complement in the end to ask about a choice.
Maryssa: Here is another example meaning, "Which main dish are you going to eat today?" First, "Which main dish."
Albert: Welche Hauptspeise.
Maryssa: Second, the verb for "will" conjugated in indicative present.
Albert: wirst.
Maryssa: Third, the pronoun, in this case for "you."
Albert: du.
Maryssa: And last, the complement for "to eat today."
Albert: heute essen?
Maryssa: Altogether we have...
Albert: Welche Hauptspeise wirst du heute essen? [slow] Welche Hauptspeise wirst du heute essen? [normal] Welche Hauptspeise wirst du heute essen?
Maryssa: "Which main dish are you going to eat today?"
[pause]
Albert: Welche Hauptspeise wirst du heute essen?
Maryssa: How do you say โ€” "Which class do you like?" To give you a hint, "class" is...
Albert: Klasse. [slow] Klasse. [normal] Klasse.
Maryssa: "Which class do you like?"
[pause]
Albert: Welche Klasse magst du? [slow] Welche Klasse magst du? [normal] Welche Klasse magst du?
[pause]
Albert: Welche Klasse magst du?
REVIEW
Maryssa: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in German. Here we go.
Maryssa: "Which car are you going to buy?"
[pause]
Albert: Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
[pause]
Albert: Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
Maryssa: "Which main dish are you going to eat today?"
[pause]
Albert: Welche Hauptspeise wirst du heute essen?
[pause]
Albert: Welche Hauptspeise wirst du heute essen?
Maryssa: "Which class do you like?"
[pause]
Albert: Welche Klasse magst du?
[pause]
Albert: Welche Klasse magst du?

Outro

Maryssa: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about a choice, as in...
Albert: Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?
Maryssa: meaning "Which car are you going to buy?"
Maryssa: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on GermanPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Albert: Bis zum nรคchsten Mal!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try translating this question, "Which one do you like?"

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Hallo robert groulx,


Danke schรถn for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know.๐Ÿ˜„


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Welches Auto wirst du kaufen?


robert