Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

M: Hello and welcome to German Survival Phrases brought to you by germanpod101.com, this course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Germany. You will be surprised at how far a little German will go. Now before we jump in, remember to stop by germanpod101.com and there you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.
F: German Survival Phrases. Lesson 14, Restaurant Part 3. Today we will cover getting out of the restaurant. First you may have to get a hold of the staff. Again you can accomplish this by saying [Verzeihung] Let’s break it down by syllable [Verzeihung] Now let’s hear it once again [Verzeihung] Once at your table, your waiter will probably ask you, did you like it or [Hat es geschmeckt?] Literally this means did it taste. Let’s break that down and hear it again. The first word [Hat] means has. [Hat] Next we have [es] Finally last word [geschmeckt] which literally means tasted. [geschmeckt] Now if you’d like to tell them how good the food is or maybe if you are eating with someone and you want to let them know how good you feel the food is, you can say [Es ist sehr lecker] Let’s break down this phrase and hear it one more time. [Es ist sehr lecker] The first word is [Es] which in English is it [Es] The second word is [ist] which in English is, is [ist] and [ist] The next word is [sehr] meaning very. [sehr] The last word [lecker] means yummy in English. [lecker] So altogether we have [Es ist sehr lecker] it’s very yummy. Now you can ask for the check. In German, check please is [Die Rechnung bitte] Let’s break it down by syllable. [Die Rechnung bitte] Now let’s hear it once again. [Die Rechnung bitte] The first word [die Rechnung] means the check. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time [die Rechnung] This is followed by [bitte] which in English is please [bitte] Don’t forget to say thank you. After you ask for the check, the waiter asks [Zahlen Sie zusammen oder getrennt] In English this means are you paying together or separate. Let’s break this down. The first word [zahlen] means pay in English. Next we have the formal you in German [Sie] translates to together [zusammen] The second word [oder] means or [oder]. The last word [getrennt] means separate. [getrennt] Altogether we have [Zahlen Sie zusammen oder getrennt?] In Germany, it is more common to do the latter and pay separately.
M: Okay to close our today’s lesson, we’d like you to practice what you’ve just learned. I provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So [Viel Glück] which means good luck in German.
F: Excuse me [Verzeihung] did you like it [Hat es geschmeckt?]
M: That’s going to do it for today.

9 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters. Got a complicated question? Try asking your teacher using My Teacher Messenger.
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters.

user profile picture
GermanPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

That's strange, but today's show is not showing up in "my feed"... Vielleicht könnten Sie es beheben ?

user profile picture
GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 7:41 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Emily,


You almost answered your own question perfectly.😄


Entschuldigung can be used it both situations, when you

are asking for something and when you hurt someone's feeling or

did something inadequate.

Verzeihung is mostly used when you did something wrong: Ich bitte um Verzeihung.

There still are people who would say "Verzeihen Sie bitte..." wenn they ask something,

but it's usually older generations.


Thank you.


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


Kind regards,

Reinhard

Team GermanPod101.com


user profile picture
Emily
Sunday at 12:11 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

What is the difference between Verzeihung and Entschuldigung ? Can I use Entschuldigung when asking for the bill? Danke.

user profile picture
GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 11:22 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Diana V,


Thank you very much for posting!?

If it would be past tense it is "Es war sehr lecker". "Es ist sehr lecker" is present tense, you can use it while eating to emphasize how delicious it is. I hope this helps.


Please let us know if you any questions.


Sincerely,


Albert

Team GermanPod101.com

user profile picture
Diana V
Wednesday at 10:39 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Shouldn't "Es ist sehr lecker" be past tense, since they already had the meal?

user profile picture
Germanpod101.com
Friday at 5:39 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Dot,


Thanks for your comment. Would you be so kind and let me know which more questions you recognized on the audio which are missing on the PDF?


Thanks,


Jennifer


Team GermaPod101.com

user profile picture
Dot
Wednesday at 9:04 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

There were only two questions on the PDF but quite a few questions in the lesson. :open_mouth:

user profile picture
GermanPod101.com
Thursday at 12:07 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hallo Davi,


Thank you for your comment and question!


"geschmeckt" is a past tense form of "schmecken". There are a few verbs that use "ge" when forming the past tense, for example "helfen - geholfen" (to help), "tun - getan" (to do), "wählen - gewählt" (to vote).


I hope this helps!


Vielen Dank!


Clara

Team GermanPod101.com

user profile picture
Davi
Friday at 8:09 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Guten Morgen, können Sie mir erklären, warum "geschmeckt"? wenn "to taste" ist schmecken? Warum die GES vor dem Wort?


Dank