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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 45, Do you have an English information guide.
M: In today’s lesson, we will introduce you to a crucial phrase for travelers who are interested in learning more about the tourist attractions you are going to visit. Learning about the history and the cultural significance of places you visit can be just as rewarding as seeing them. Together we will cover, do you have an English information guide? In German, do you have an English information guide is [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] Let’s break it down by syllable [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] Now let’s hear it once again [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] The first word [Haben] means have. Let’s break down this word by syllable and hear it once more [Haben] Next is [Sie] which means you in the formal level of speech. Let’s hear it one more time [Sie] This is followed by [eine] which in English means A. Then you have [Informationsbroschüre] which means information guide. Let’s break it down by syllable [Informationsbroschüre] So to recap here, we have [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre] Literally this means do you have an information guide. Let’s take a look at the next word. We have [auf] which is in and finally you have [Englisch] English. Let’s break it down by syllable [Englisch] and now let’s hear it one more time, English. So altogether we have [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] Literally this means do you have an information guide in English. So of course, if you want to practice German and buy a German guide, you can simply accomplish this by asking [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Deutsch] This literally means, do you have an information guide in German. Also to ask for any other language, you can just replace the word for English with any other word for the language and it works just fine. Let’s try French in German. Do you have a French information guide is [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Französisch] The only thing that changes is the thing you are looking for, in this case, it’s [Französisch]. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time [Französisch] Let’s try this now with a Japanese guide. It’s not so unlikely that info guides can be even in Japanese because Germany is visited every year and in every time of the year by a huge number of Japanese tourists. So do you have a Japanese information guide is [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Japanisch] Japanese in German is [Japanisch]. Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time [Japanisch] So altogether we have [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Japanisch]. As you can see, in these phrases, we were in the formal level of speech and for this reason, we used the third plural person [Haben Sie] Do you have. In many cases, it can be correct even if you use the second person plural for referring to the person who you are talking to as a group. So you could also ask [Habt ihr eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] which also means, do you have an English information guide. The only things that change are the verb and the personal pronoun [Sie] you at the beginning of the phrase. Here we have [Habt ihr] in place of [Haben Sie] Let’s break down these words and hear them one more time [Habt ihr] So altogether we have [Habt ihr eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] and maybe one more tip before the end of today’s lesson. While [Informationsbroschüre] is the correct translation of information guide, it’s also a very long and formal word. The clerks in the museum fun park or other attraction you are going to visit will also understand the word [Guide] guide. So you can easily say [Habt ihr einen Guide auf Englisch] Do you have an English guide?
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.
Do you have a German information guide [Haben Sie eine Infomationsbroschüre auf Deutsch] Do you have a French information guide [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Französisch] Do you have a Japanese information guide [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Japanisch] Do you have an English information guide [Haben Sie eine Informationsbroschüre auf Englisch] and the less formal version, do you have an English guide [Habt ihr einen Guide auf Englisch]
That’s going to do it for today.

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Getting the English and German version is also a great way to compare and contrast and learn a bit more about German.

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Hi yrshcn,


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Usually, I sign in ,then browse lessons,then click "Absolute biginners", then click “Survival Phrases", then click the No. 44. It take me a lot time.

Question: Could I click the lesson which I am studying straightforwardly? . It would save me a lot time.

Sorry, my English is not good. I hope you can understand what I wrote.