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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 38, The Hotel Checkin is Only Half the Battle.
M: In today’s lesson, we will introduce you to some more useful phrases for hotels and alike. Besides that, we will also cover a crucial phrase for all of you travelers out there who like to bring electrical appliances. So you made it to Germany but you neglected to bring a power converter with you. In today’s phrases, we will also look at asking if a store has a power converter. The first phrase is, what time is check out which in German is [Wann wir ausgecheckt] Let’s break it down by syllable [Wann wird ausgecheckt]. Now let’s hear it once again, [Wann wird ausgecheckt]. The first word the adverb [Wann] means when. Let’s hear it one more time [wann] This is followed by [wird], which in German means will be, the third person singular present form of “werden”. Let’s hear it once again [Wann] Then you have [wird ausgecheckt] which means to check out. As you may have realized, check out is one more word we have adopted in our vocabulary and we often use it very easily but in this case, we use the Germanized past participle form of the verb [auschecken] to check out. [aus] means out and [ge] indicates the participle. Let’s break it down by syllable [ausgecheckt] Now let’s hear it once again [ausgecheckt] So to recap here, we have [Wann wird ausgecheckt]. Literally, this means when will be checkout?
Now that we know at what time to leave the hotel, let’s take a look at some words you could need while staying in the hotel because there will be times when you need more of certain things. Let’s try towels, in German [Handtücher] The question, can I have some more towels in German is [Kann ich noch mehr Handtücher bekommen] Let’s break it down and hear it one more time [Kann ich noch mehr Handtücher bekommen] The first word is [Kann] and it means can. Let’s hear it one more time [Kann] Next you have [ich] I [ich] Then you have the adverbs [noch mehr] some more. Let’s break down these words and hear them one more time [noch mehr] and [noch mehr] the next word is the thing you are looking for [Handtücher] towels, the plural form of [Handtuch] let’s break down this word [Handtücher] and hear it once more [Handtücher] finally you have [bekommen] to get, to have [bekommen] and [bekommen] So altogether we have [Kann ich noch mehr Handtücher bekommen] which literally means, can I some more towels to get. There are a few more words that might come in handy, use the phrase as before. Just substitute [Handtücher] towels with one of the following words. Soap [Seife] and [Zahnpasta] Toothpaste [Zahnpasta] Shampoo, in German [Shampoo] The abovementioned phrase works for things you don’t count like soap, toothpaste, shampoo. If you are asking for a specific number of things that you would like to have. For example, a toothbrush, then you have to ask, can I have a toothbrush [Kann ich eine Zahnbürste bekommen] Instead of using [noch mehr] some more, you will use the indefinite article a in German [a] for masculine and neutral nouns or [eine] for feminine nouns. So in this case, if you are asking for a toothbrush, we have [Kann ich eine Zahnbürste bekommen] a toothbrush [eine Zahnbürste] and [eine Zahnbürste] Let’s try it with a pen [einen Stift] a pen. [Kann ich einen Stift haben] Before we wrap up this lesson, here is another phrase that might come in handy if you take your laptop, camera or any other electrical appliance with you to Germany. In Germany, the electrical system operates at 230 watts. Therefore we will introduce you to a crucial phrase for all of you travelers out there who would like to bring electrical appliances thousands of miles to die a fiery death in on foreign soil. Imagine you are in a store and you are searching for a power converter, you have to ask, do you have a power converter which in German is [Haben Sie einen Spannungsumwandler] Let’s break it down by syllable [Haben Sie einen Spannungsumwandler] Now let’s hear it once again [Haben Sie einen Spannungsumwandler] The first word [Haben] means have got and it’s the third person plural form of the verb [haben] to have. The next word is the personal pronoun [Sie] which means you in the formal way of speech. Let’s hear it one more time [Sie] This is followed by masculine indefinite article [einen] a and the thing you are looking for [Spannungsumwandler] power converter. Let’s break it down and hear it once again [Spannungsumwandler] and [Spannungsumwandler] So altogether we have [Haben Sie einen Spannungsumwandler] which literally means have got you a power converter and it’s translated as do you have a power converter.
Okay to close our today’s lesson, we would like you to practice what you’ve just learned. I will 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.
What time is check out? [Wann wird ausgecheckt?]
Can I have some more towels? [Kann ich noch mehr Handtücher bekommen?]
Can I have a toothbrush? [Kann ich eine Zahnbürste bekommen?]
Do you have a power converter? [Haben Sie einen Spannungsumwandler?]
That’s going to do it for today.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi listeners!

I always forget my toothbrush when I'm travelling!

What do you usually forget to bring?

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Hello Amerikanerin,


Thank you for commenting! You are absolutely right.


In "Wann wird ausgecheckt?“ "wird” is the third person singular present form of “werden”. It's a passive sentence.


There's a mistake in the script. We're very sorry for the inconvenience and will fix it as soon as possible.


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Hi!


Question: He says, "Wann wird ausgecheckt" and claims that "wird" is the 3rd person future singular form of "sein". Isn't "wird" the third person present singular form of "werden", to become? Future 1, according to my conjugation chart, is "wird sein". I'm confused, could you please explain?

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This is great

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Contents of this lesson is quite interesting. The way you explain parts of the sentence are clear and understandable. I ll go back to find all previous lessons.


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