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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 4. Basic Greetings. Today we will cover basic greetings for the appropriate time of day. As there are quite a few to cover, let’s jump right in. In German, the phrase hello can be used as a universal greeting. Hello, let’s break it down by syllable. Hello, now let’s hear it once again, hello. In German, good morning is [Guten Morgen] Let’s break it down by syllable [Guten Morgen] Now let’s hear it once again [Guten Morgen] The first word [guten] means good. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time [guten] This is followed by [Morgen] which in English is morning [Morgen] And now once again, [Guten Morgen] In German, good afternoon or good day is [Guten Tag] Let’s break it down by syllable [Guten Tag] Now let’s hear it once again [Guten Tag] The first word [Guten] again means good. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time. [Guten] This is followed by [Tag] which in German is day [Tag, Guten Tag] And finally we have the evening greeting which in German is [Guten Abend] Let’s break it down by syllable [Guten] Now let’s hear it once again [Guten Abend] The first word [Guten] again means good. This is followed by [Abend] which in English is evening. [Abend] Let’s talk a bit about how to use these greetings. The first one hello just like its English counterpart can be used any time of the day and in any circumstance. Like any greeting, it is custom that when one is greeted, one returns the greeting. So if someone says hello to you in Germany, you would say hello or any of the other free greetings we’ve been learning today corresponding to the correct time of the day. [Guten Tag] is by far the most universal. This is a fairly general greeting meaning good day and you will hear it throughout the day. In colloquial German, [Guten] in [Guten Morgen] and [Guten Tag] is often slurred or dropped. Then you will hear just [Tach] and [N´abend].
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: Hello [Hallo] good morning [Guten Morgen] good day [Guten Tag] good evening [Guten Abend]
M: That’s going to do it for today.

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