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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 2. You are welcome. During your travels in Germany, it is more probable that you will hear rather than use the phrase, you are welcome. In German, you are welcome is [Bitteschön]. Let’s break it down by syllable. [Bitteschön] Let’s hear it once again [Bitteschön]. The first word [Bitte] means please or also you are welcome. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time. [Bitte]. This is followed by [schön] which in German is beautiful. [Schön], so to recap here, we have [Bitteschön] literally this means beautiful request. Another way of responding to a phrase of gratitude is [gern geschehen] which means with pleasure. [Gern geschehen] Let’s break it down by syllable. [Gern geschehen]. The first word [gern] means with pleasure or gladly. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time [gern] This is followed by [geschehen] which in German is to happen or to occur. [geschehen] So to recap here, we have [Gern geschehen] literally this means done with pleasure. Let’s take a look at an example of how to use this lesson’s phrases. For example, you are walking to meet someone on a cold day. All of a sudden, a gust of wind comes and blows the scarf of a passerby; you pick up the scarf and hand it to them. They reply with the thankful [dankeschön] to which you reply [bitteschön] Another example is let’s say Anna invited you to her house for dinner. As is custom, you present her with flowers. She says, [Dankeschön] and you reply, [Gern geschehen]
M: Okay. To close our today’s lesson, we would 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: You are welcome [bitteschön]. With pleasure [Gern geschehen].
M: That’s going to do it for today.

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So this is the second Survival Phrases lesson. How do you like them so far?

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bitte ende das Januar 21

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?dunke a new words today many thanks

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Hi, is there any way to make the lessons play automatically one by one? I would like to listen to study these while I am heading home driving...

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Hello Nuno,


Thank you very much for your comment! :smile:

The "r" in "Gern" is pronounced, but if you pronounce it quickly the "r" sound becomes a little bit softer.

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Nuno
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Gern


Is the "r" pronounced?

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Hi AMNA,


Gern geschehen! :smile:


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AMNA
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Ich danke Ihnen :) :thumbsup: