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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 13: Do you have any brothers or sisters? in German (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 Do you have any brothers and sisters? In German this is
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister?
The first word in the question is
Rilana: hast
Jason: meaning you have in English.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) hast
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Rilana: hast
{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: du
Jason: meaning you.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) du
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: du
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: hast du
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: Geschwister
Jason: meaning siblings.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) Geschwister
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: Geschwister
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: hast du Geschwister
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you have any brothers and sisters??
Rilana: Ich habe eine Schwester.
Jason: "I have a sister.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Ich habe eine Schwester.
{pause}
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Rilana: ich
Jason: meaning I.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) ich
Jason: Now repeat
Rilana: ich
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: habe
meaning I have.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) habe
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: habe
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: eine
meaning one.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) eine
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: eine
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: Schwester
meaning sister.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) Schwester
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: Schwester
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, I have a sister., and then repeat.
Rilana: Ich habe eine Schwester.
{pause}
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace a sister with a brother.
Rilana: einen Bruder
Jason: a brother
Rilana: (slow) einen Bruder (regular) einen Bruder
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a brother
Rilana: Ich habe einen Bruder und eine Schwester.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace a sister. Say I have a brother and a sister.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich habe einen Bruder und eine Schwester.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace a brother with a brother and a sister.
Rilana: einen Bruder und eine Schwester
Jason: a brother and a sister
Rilana: (slow) einen Bruder und eine Schwester (regular) einen Bruder und eine Schwester
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a brother and a sister
Rilana: Ich habe einen Bruder und eine Schwester.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for a brother and a sister. Say I have a brother and a sister.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich habe einen Bruder und eine Schwester.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace a brother and a sister with no siblings.
Rilana: keine Geschwister
Jason: no siblings
Rilana: (slow) keine Geschwister (regular) keine Geschwister
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with no siblings
Rilana: Ich habe keine Geschwister.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for a brother and a sister. Say I have no siblings.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich habe keine Geschwister.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany and someone asks you if you have any brothers or sisters. You want to say you have (a) a sister. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister? (five seconds) Ich habe eine Schwester.
Jason: Now imagine you have (a) a brother Respond to the question.
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister? (five seconds) Ich habe einen Bruder und eine Schwester.
Jason: Imagine you have (a) a brother and a sister. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister? (five seconds) Ich habe einen Bruder und eine Schwester.
Jason: Imagine you have (a) no siblings. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister? (five seconds) Ich habe keine Geschwister.
Jason: You want to ask someone is they have any brothers or sisters. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister?
{pause}
Jason: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Rilana: Hast du Geschwister?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 13

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Thursday at 11:32 pm
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Hallo JT,


Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar. Gut gemacht ?.


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JT
Wednesday at 6:25 am
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Ich habe zwei Brüder und eine Schwester

GermanPod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 11:43 pm
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Hello Ya,


Thank you very much for posting!

That sounds very nice. We hope you can enjoy the time together with your brothers.

Viel Spass! Please let us know if you have any questions.


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Albert

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Ya
Tuesday at 7:12 pm
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Ich habe zwei Brüder.

Gloria
Wednesday at 8:41 am
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Thank you so very much Jennifer for correcting my mistakes and for reminding me that the plural of Bruder is Brüder.

Germanpod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 3:12 pm
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Hallo Gloria,


If you would like to say "We do not havel any brothers (plural) in German, it has to be: "Wir haben keine Brüder (plural of Bruder (masc.)". The rest oft your writings were correct!


Best,


Jennifer

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Gloria
Tuesday at 10:19 am
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Ich habe nur eine Schwester und sie hat eine Katze. Wir haben keinen Bruder.

(I have only one sister and she has a cat. We do not have any brothers.)

TeamGermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 1:21 pm
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Hallo Oktunc,


Danke für deinen Kommentar!


Ich habe zwei Brüder, einer ist älter und einer ist jünger als ich.


Vielen Dank!


Clara

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Oktunc
Friday at 8:07 pm
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Bruder Martin, Bruder Martin

Schläfst du noch? Schläfst du noch?

Hörst du nicht die Glocken?

Ding dang dong, ding dang dong


:) :) :)


By the way, Ich habe einen Bruder.

GermanPod101.comVerified
Friday at 4:29 am
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Hi Jéssica,


Well done! A small correction:


"Ich habe zwei Brüder, einer ist jünger und einer älter, und eine ältere Schwester."


:)


Regards,

Katrin

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