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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 16: How are you? in German (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for German learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How are you? In German this is
Rilana: Wie geht es dir?
The first word in the question is
Rilana: wie
Jason: meaning how in English.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) wie
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Rilana: wie
{Pause}
Jason: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Rilana: geht
Jason: meaning it goes.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) geht
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: geht
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wie geht
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: es
Jason: meaning it.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: es
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wie geht es
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: dir
Jason: meaning you.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) dir
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: dir
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: wie geht es dir
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How are you??
Rilana: Mir geht es gut.
Jason: "I'm fine.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Mir geht es gut.
{pause}
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Rilana: mir
Jason: meaning me.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) mir
Jason: Now repeat
Rilana: mir
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: geht
meaning go.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) geht
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: geht
{Pause}
Jason: Next is
Rilana: es
meaning it.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: es
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: gut
meaning good.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) gut
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: gut
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, I'm fine., and then repeat.
Rilana: Mir geht es gut.
{pause}
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace fine with sick.
Rilana: schlecht
Jason: sick
Rilana: (slow) schlecht (regular) schlecht
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sick
Rilana: Mir geht es schlecht.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace fine. Say I'm sick.
{pause}
Rilana: Mir geht es schlecht.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace sick with not well.
Rilana: nicht gut
Jason: not well
Rilana: (slow) nicht gut (regular) nicht gut
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with not well
Rilana: Mir geht es nicht gut.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for sick. Say I'm not well.
{pause}
Rilana: Mir geht es nicht gut.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace not well with so sick.
Rilana: so schlecht
Jason: so sick
Rilana: (slow) so schlecht (regular) so schlecht
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with so sick
Rilana: Mir geht es so schlecht.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for not well. Say I'm so sick.
{pause}
Rilana: Mir geht es so schlecht.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany and someone asks you how you are. You are fine. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wie geht es dir? (five seconds) Mir geht es gut.
Jason: Now imagine you are sick Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wie geht es dir? (five seconds) Mir geht es schlecht.
Jason: Imagine you are not well. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Wie geht es dir? (five seconds) Mir geht es nicht gut.
Jason: Imagine you're so sick. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wie geht es dir? (five seconds) Mir geht es so schlecht.
Jason: You want to ask someone how they are doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Wie geht es dir?
{pause}
Jason: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Rilana: Wie geht es dir?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 16

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