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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Hi everyone, I'm Sydney.
Albert: And I'm Albert.
Sydney: And welcome to Must-Know German Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 4. Using Prepositions of Place.
Sydney: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for giving the location of something.
PATTERN
Sydney: For example,
Sydney: "The pen is on the floor."
Albert: Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
Albert: [slow] Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
Sydney: The pattern for giving the location of something has four elements. First, the conjugated article for "the", male.
Albert: Der.
Sydney: Second, the noun for "pen."
Albert: Kugelschreiber.
Sydney: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the present indicative.
Albert: ist.
Sydney: And last, the location meaning "on the floor."
Albert: auf dem Fußboden.
Sydney: Altogether, we have... "The pen is on the floor."
Albert: Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden. [slow] Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden. [normal] Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
Sydney: To describe the location of something in German, usually the noun comes in the beginning of a sentence, right after the appropriate article for "the." Then the verb follows, which is in this case the verb for "to be" in its present indicative form. It is then followed by a preposition and a noun to indicate the location of the object.
Albert: Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
Sydney: So remember, to give the location of something just use a noun, plus the verb "to be", and then conclude with the location by using a preposition and noun.
Sydney: Here is another example meaning, "The car is in the garage." First, the conjugated article for "the", neuter.
Albert: Das.
Sydney: Second, the noun for "car."
Albert: Auto.
Sydney: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the present indicative.
Albert: ist.
Sydney: And last, the location meaning "in the garage."
Albert: in der Garage.
Sydney: Altogether we have...
Albert: Das Auto ist in der Garage. [slow] Das Auto ist in der Garage. [normal] Das Auto ist in der Garage.
Sydney: "The car is in the garage."
[pause]
Albert: Das Auto ist in der Garage.
Sydney: How do you say — "My pan is in the kitchen." To give you a hint, "the kitchen" is...
Albert: die Küche. [slow] die Küche. [normal] die Küche.
Sydney: "My pan is in the kitchen."
[pause]
Albert: Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche. [slow] Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche. [normal] Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche.
[pause]
Albert: Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche.
REVIEW
Sydney: 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.
Sydney: "The pen is on the floor."
[pause]
Albert: Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
[pause]
Albert: Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
Sydney: "The car is in the garage."
[pause]
Albert: Das Auto ist in der Garage.
[pause]
Albert: Das Auto ist in der Garage.
Sydney: "My pan is in the kitchen."
[pause]
Albert: Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche.
[pause]
Albert: Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche.

Outro

Sydney: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for giving the location of something, as in...
Albert: Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.
Sydney: meaning "The pen is on the floor."
Sydney: 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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Where is your cell phone?

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Tuesday at 07:58 AM
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Hi Olive,


Good question!👍


The preposition "in" can be used in connection with

dative and accusative. Accusative when describing dynamic situations,

dative for static conditions. "der" is dative.

But I think it is easier with examples:

Ich stehe in der Küche. (static, dative)

Ich gehe in die Küche. (dynamic, accusative)


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


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Reinhard

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Olive
Tuesday at 09:29 AM
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why is it "Meine Pfanne ist in der Küche" and not "Meine Pfanne ist in die Küche"?

Thanks for the lessen!

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Wednesday at 09:20 AM
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Hi Chloe,


Well spotted!👍


I will have it fixed as soon as possible, and

sorry for the inconvenience.😉


Thank you.


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Chloe
Monday at 05:33 AM
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Hi, I just want to point out that under Vocabulary example for Auto (under Expansion in the Innovative mobile app), it is showing:


Der Auto ist in der Garage.

instead of

Das Auto ist in der Garage.


Thanks :)

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Thursday at 10:23 PM
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Hallo robert groulx,


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


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Levente

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robert groulx
Wednesday at 12:54 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Der Kugelschreiber ist auf dem Fußboden.


robert

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Thursday at 02:57 PM
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Hi Manu,


Well done!👍


Thank you.


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Manu
Wednesday at 02:33 AM
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Wo ist dein Handy?