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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 7. Using the Expression "My favorite."
Sydney: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for talking about what you like the most.
PATTERN
Sydney: For example,
Sydney: "My favorite food is roasted leg of pork."
Albert: Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
Albert: [slow] Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
Sydney: The pattern for talking about what you like the most has four elements. First, the conjugated pronoun "my" in nominative singular.
Albert: Mein.
Sydney: Second, the noun for "favorite food."
Albert: Lieblingsessen.
Sydney: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Albert: ist.
Sydney: And last, the noun for "roasted leg of pork."
Albert: Schweinshaxe.
Sydney: Altogether, we have... "My favorite food is roasted leg of pork."
Albert: Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe. [slow] Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe. [normal] Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
Sydney: If you would like to express in German what you like the most, use a conjugated pronoun in the beginning, followed by a word combination of the word "favorite" and a noun, and then put the word for "is" right after it and conclude the sentence with another noun.
Albert: Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
Sydney: So remember, to describe what you like just use "I" then "favorite" in conjunction with a noun, and then put "is" and another noun to conclude the sentence.
Sydney: Here is another example meaning, "My favorite sport is soccer." First, the conjugated pronoun "my" in nominative singular.
Albert: Mein.
Sydney: Second, the noun for "favorite sport."
Albert: Lieblingssport.
Sydney: Third, the verb for "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Albert: ist.
Sydney: And last, the noun for "soccer."
Albert: Fußball.
Sydney: Altogether we have...
Albert: Mein Lieblingssport ist Fußball. [slow] Mein Lieblingssport ist Fußball. [normal] Mein Lieblingssport ist Fußball.
Sydney: "My favorite sport is soccer."
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssport ist Fußball.
Sydney: How do you say — "My favorite singer is Udo Lindenberg." To give you a hint, "singer" is...
Albert: Sänger. [slow] Sänger. [normal] Sänger.
Sydney: "My favorite singer is Udo Lindenberg."
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssänger ist Udo Lindenberg. [slow] Mein Lieblingssänger ist Udo Lindenberg. [normal] Mein Lieblingssänger ist Udo Lindenberg.
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssänger ist Udo Lindenberg.
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: "My favorite food is roasted leg of pork."
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
Sydney: "My favorite sport is soccer."
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssport ist Fußball.
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssport ist Fußball.
Sydney: "My favorite singer is Udo Lindenberg."
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssänger ist Udo Lindenberg.
[pause]
Albert: Mein Lieblingssänger ist Udo Lindenberg.

Outro

Sydney: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for talking about what you like the most, as in...
Albert: Mein Lieblingsessen ist Schweinshaxe.
Sydney: meaning "My favorite food is roasted leg of pork."
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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