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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 5. Using Adjectives to Describe.
Sydney: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for describing something using an adjective.
PATTERN
Sydney: For example,
Sydney: "The book is interesting."
Albert: Das Buch ist interessant.
Albert: [slow] Das Buch ist interessant.
Sydney: The pattern for describing something using an adjective has four elements. First, the conjugated article for "the", neuter.
Albert: Das.
Sydney: Second, the noun for "book."
Albert: Buch.
Sydney: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Albert: ist.
Sydney: And last, the adjective meaning "interesting."
Albert: interessant.
Sydney: Altogether, we have... "The book is interesting."
Albert: Das Buch ist interessant. [slow] Das Buch ist interessant. [normal] Das Buch ist interessant.
Sydney: When you want to describe something in German by using an adjective, the noun is usually the first element of a sentence followed by the conjugated verb for "to be". It is conjugated according to the noun and whether it is singular or plural. Then, in the end comes an adjective.
Albert: Das Buch ist interessant.
Sydney: So remember, to describe something with an adjective just use a noun, then the conjugated verb "to be", and afterward, simply end the sentence with the adjective of your choice.
Sydney: Here is another example meaning, "The sausage is salty." First, the conjugated article for "the", female.
Albert: Die.
Sydney: Second, the noun for "sausage."
Albert: Bratwurst.
Sydney: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Albert: ist.
Sydney: And last, the adjective meaning "salty."
Albert: salzig.
Sydney: Altogether we have...
Albert: Die Bratwurst ist salzig. [slow] Die Bratwurst ist salzig. [normal] Die Bratwurst ist salzig.
Sydney: "The sausage is salty."
[pause]
Albert: Die Bratwurst ist salzig.
Sydney: How do you say โ€” "This book is funny." To give you a hint, "funny" is...
Albert: lustig. [slow] lustig. [normal] lustig.
Sydney: "This book is funny."
[pause]
Albert: Dieses Buch ist lustig. [slow] Dieses Buch ist lustig. [normal] Dieses Buch ist lustig.
[pause]
Albert: Dieses Buch ist lustig.
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 book is interesting."
[pause]
Albert: Das Buch ist interessant.
[pause]
Albert: Das Buch ist interessant.
Sydney: "The sausage is salty."
[pause]
Albert: Die Bratwurst ist salzig.
[pause]
Albert: Die Bratwurst ist salzig.
Sydney: "This book is funny."
[pause]
Albert: Dieses Buch ist lustig.
[pause]
Albert: Dieses Buch ist lustig.

Outro

Sydney: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for describing something using an adjective, as in...
Albert: Das Buch ist interessant.
Sydney: meaning "The book is interesting."
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 nรคchsten Mal!

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Try describing what you have in front of you now.

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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 Dieses Buch ist lustig.


robert