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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 10: How is the German food? (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for German learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How is it? (food) In German this is
Rilana: Wie ist es?
The first word in the question is
Rilana: wie
Jason: meaning how in English.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) wie
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Rilana: wie
{Pause}
Jason: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Rilana: ist
Jason: meaning is.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) ist
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: ist
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wie ist
{pause}
Next is
Rilana: es
Jason: meaning it.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: es
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: wie ist es
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How is it? (food)?
Rilana: Es ist lecker.
Jason: "It's delicious.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Es ist lecker.
{pause}
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Rilana: es
Jason: meaning it.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jason: Now repeat
Rilana: es
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: ist
meaning is.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) ist
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: ist
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: lecker
meaning delicious.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) lecker
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: lecker
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, It's delicious., and then repeat.
Rilana: Es ist lecker.
{pause}
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with good.
Rilana: gut
Jason: good
Rilana: (slow) gut (regular) gut
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with good
Rilana: Es ist gut.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say It's good.
{pause}
Rilana: Es ist gut.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace good with hearty.
Rilana: herzhaft
Jason: hearty
Rilana: (slow) herzhaft (regular) herzhaft
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with hearty
Rilana: Es ist herzhaft.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for good. Say It's hearty.
{pause}
Rilana: Es ist herzhaft.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace hearty with salty.
Rilana: salzig
Jason: salty
Rilana: (slow) salzig (regular) salzig
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with salty
Rilana: Es ist salzig.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for hearty. Say It's salty.
{pause}
Rilana: Es ist salzig.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany and someone asks you your opinion on the food you're eating. You want to say it's delicious. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wie ist es? (five seconds) Es ist lecker.
Jason: Now, you want to say it's good Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wie ist es? (five seconds) Es ist gut.
Jason: you want to say it's hearty. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Wie ist es? (five seconds) Es ist herzhaft.
Jason: You want to say it's salty. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wie ist es? (five seconds) Es ist salzig.
Jason: Now you want to know what -that- person thinks of the meal. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Wie ist es?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 10

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Hi Juno,


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Juno
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Es ist sehr gut!

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Friday at 3:20 pm
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Hi Uzochukwu Iwuagwu,


Thank you for writing!


You can ask "Wie ist deutsches Essen?" but "Wie schmeckt deutsches Essen?" (How does German food taste?) sounds better.


"Ich mag deutsches Essen." is fine! Good job! Please note that deutsch/deutsches etc. is spelled deutSch(es).


I hope this helps!


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Uzochukwu Iwuagwu
Wednesday at 6:37 am
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Ich mag deutches Essen.

Uzochukwu Iwuagwu
Tuesday at 4:44 pm
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Is this correct?


ich mag deutches Essen?

Uzochukwu Iwuagwu
Tuesday at 4:38 pm
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Is this correct?


Wie ist Deutches Essen?

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Hi Dwaine,


We apologize for the missing audio.

We have fixed those sentences.


Thank you,

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Dwaine
Thursday at 8:05 am
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In the Vocab Expansion section of this lesson, at least half of the example German sentences have no speaker icon, so I cannot listen to those sentences. This is really annoying.

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Saturday at 3:57 am
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Hi Eric,


In Berlin, where I'm from, Frikadellen are called Bulletten :)


Katrin

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Eric
Tuesday at 10:19 am
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Katrin,


Eintopf, Kartoffelpuffer, Rote Gurtze, Sauerbaten, Brezel, Bratwurst, Schnitzel, Currywurst und Frikkadels est ist gut, herzhaft und sehr, sehr lecker!


Bis bald!

Eric T.