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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 15. Asking About Ownership.
Maryssa: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about ownership.
PATTERN
Maryssa: For example,
Maryssa: "Whose socks are these?"
Albert: Wessen Socken sind diese?
Albert: [slow] Wessen Socken sind diese?
Maryssa: The pattern for asking about ownership has four elements. First, "Whose".
Albert: Wessen.
Maryssa: Second, "socks".
Albert: Socken.
Maryssa: Third, the conjugated verb for "to be" meaning "are" in this case...
Albert: sind.
Maryssa: And last, "these".
Albert: diese?
Maryssa: Altogether, we have... "Whose socks are these?"
Albert: Wessen Socken sind diese? [slow] Wessen Socken sind diese? [normal] Wessen Socken sind diese?
Maryssa: Start with the conjugated question word "whose", followed by the subject you would like to ask about, and then add the conjugated verb for "to be". Right after that, please end the question with the German word for "this/these".
Albert: Wessen Socken sind diese?
Maryssa: So remember when you want to ask about the ownership, to use "whose", then add the subject and the conjugated verb for "to be", and to end the question, add "this/these".
Maryssa: Here is another example meaning, "Whose car is this?" First, "Whose".
Albert: Wessen.
Maryssa: Second, "car".
Albert: Auto.
Maryssa: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Albert: ist.
Maryssa: And last, "this".
Albert: dies?
Maryssa: Altogether we have...
Albert: Wessen Auto ist dies? [slow] Wessen Auto ist dies? [normal] Wessen Auto ist dies?
Maryssa: "Whose car is this?"
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Auto ist dies?
Maryssa: How do you say - "Whose shoes are these?" To give you a hint, "shoes" is...
Albert: Schuhe. [slow] Schuhe. [normal] Schuhe.
Maryssa: "Whose shoes are these?"
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Schuhe sind diese? [slow] Wessen Schuhe sind diese? [normal] Wessen Schuhe sind diese?
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Schuhe sind diese?
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: "Whose socks are these?"
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Socken sind diese?
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Socken sind diese?
Maryssa: "Whose car is this?"
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Auto ist dies?
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Auto ist dies?
Maryssa: "Whose shoes are these?"
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Schuhe sind diese?
[pause]
Albert: Wessen Schuhe sind diese?
OUTRO
Maryssa: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about ownership, as in...
Albert: Wessen Socken sind diese?
Maryssa: meaning "Whose socks are these?"
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 6:30 pm
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Try translating this question, "Whose is this?"

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Hi Mohsen,


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We hope you will enjoy your German studies and make

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Hallo ! Sher erfreut ! I'm Mohsen Qomi from Iran , north east of it , city of Bojnurd and I'm founder of Facebook group Overland in Iran ! If you're interested you can check it out and even my Instagram account : mohsen.qomi_travel . Since almost 3 years ago I've met many overland travelers here in my place and many of them were German travelers so I'm keen to learn your language as now i have many nice German friends ! Sorry if i can't give 1$ because of sanctions that we cannot send money to abroad but for sure one day I'll come to your beautiful country and will give you my share !


Wish you the best !

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Wessen ist das?