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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 18. Giving Advice.
Maryssa: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for giving advice.
PATTERN
Maryssa: For example,
Maryssa: "You should work more."
Albert: Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
Albert: [slow] Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
Maryssa: The pattern for giving advice has three elements. First, "You should".
Albert: Du solltest.
Maryssa: Second, the adverb for "more".
Albert: mehr.
Maryssa: Third, the verb for "to work".
Albert: arbeiten.
Maryssa: Altogether, we have... "You should work more."
Albert: Du solltest mehr arbeiten. [slow] Du solltest mehr arbeiten. [normal] Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
Maryssa: To give advice in German, you need to use the German phrase for "you should" in the beginning, followed by the adverb you intend to use. Then to conclude, add the correct verb in it's infinitive tense.
Albert: Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
Maryssa: So remember, for giving advice, use the German word for "you should", followed by an adverb, and end the sentence with a verb.
Maryssa: Here is another example meaning, "You should wake up earlier." First, "You should".
Albert: Du solltest.
Maryssa: Second, the adverb for "earlier".
Albert: früher.
Maryssa: Third, the verb for "to wake up".
Albert: aufstehen.
Maryssa: Altogether we have...
Albert: Du solltest früher aufstehen. [slow] Du solltest früher aufstehen. [normal] Du solltest früher aufstehen.
Maryssa: "You should wake up earlier."
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest früher aufstehen.
Maryssa: How do you say - "You should think faster." To give you a hint, "to think " is...
Albert: denken. [slow] denken. [normal] denken.
Maryssa: "You should think faster."
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest schneller denken. [slow] Du solltest schneller denken. [normal] Du solltest schneller denken.
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest schneller denken.
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: "You should work more."
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
Maryssa: "You should wake up earlier."
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest früher aufstehen.
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest früher aufstehen.
Maryssa: "You should think faster."
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest schneller denken.
[pause]
Albert: Du solltest schneller denken.

Outro

Maryssa: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for giving advice, as in...
Albert: Du solltest mehr arbeiten.
Maryssa: meaning "You should work more."
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 nächsten Mal!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try giving some advice using this pattern!

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Monday at 05:55 AM
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Hallo robert groulx,


Danke schön for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know.😄


Kind regards,

Levente

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robert groulx
Saturday at 12:59 AM
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thank you forthe lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Du solltest schneller denken.


robert


ps.thank you maryssa😄

GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 08:07 AM
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Hi Lynn,


To your first question: Yes, er soll / sie soll / es soll.👍


As to the second one: "Du sollst..." is much stronger. It's basically an order

to do something.

"Du solltest ..." is more like a suggestion or a friendly reminder.


Thank you.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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lynn
Tuesday at 09:43 AM
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In the Lesson Notes the conjugation for du is shown as "du sollst" but the transcript reads "du solltest". I'm guessing "du solltest" is correct, oder?

lynn
Tuesday at 09:29 AM
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he/she/it...

er soll/sie soll/es soll ?

GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 07:24 AM
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Hi Gail,


You are close!👍

"Sie sollten...", but remember that it might

be tricky to give advice to someone you are on formal terms with.


Thank you.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

Team GermanPod101.com


Gail
Friday at 02:27 PM
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Sie sollen for Formal?