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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 23: Whose is this? 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 Whose is this? In German this is
Rilana: Wem gehört das?
The first word in the question is
Rilana: wem
Jason: meaning whose in English.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) wem
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Rilana: wem
{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: gehört
Jason: meaning belong.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) gehört
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: gehört
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wem gehört
{pause}
Next is
Rilana: das
Jason: meaning that.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) das
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: das
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: wem gehört das
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Whose is this??
Rilana: Das gehört mir.
Jason: "It's mine.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Das gehört mir.
{pause}
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Rilana: das
Jason: meaning that.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) das
Jason: Now repeat
Rilana: das
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: gehört
meaning belong.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) gehört
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: gehört
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: mir
meaning me.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) mir
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: mir
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, It's mine., and then repeat.
Rilana: Das gehört mir.
{pause}
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace mine with yours.
Rilana: dir
Jason: yours
Rilana: (slow) dir (regular) dir
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with yours
Rilana: Das gehört dir.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace mine. Say It's yours.
{pause}
Rilana: Das gehört dir.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace yours with my girlfriend's.
Rilana: meiner Freundin
Jason: my girlfriend's
Rilana: (slow) meiner Freundin (regular) meiner Freundin
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with my girlfriend's
Rilana: Das gehört meiner Freundin.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for yours. Say It's my girlfriend's.
{pause}
Rilana: Das gehört meiner Freundin.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace my girlfriend's with my boyfriend's.
Rilana: meinem Freund
Jason: my boyfriend's
Rilana: (slow) meinem Freund (regular) meinem Freund
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with my boyfriend's
Rilana: Das gehört meinem Freund.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for my girlfriend's. Say It's my boyfriend's.
{pause}
Rilana: Das gehört meinem Freund.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany, and someone asks you who something belongs to. You want to say It's mine.. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wem gehört das? (five seconds) Das gehört mir.
Jason: Now, you want to say it's It's yours. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wem gehört das? (five seconds) Das gehört dir.
Jason: Now, you want to say it's It's my girlfriend's.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Wem gehört das? (five seconds) Das gehört meiner Freundin.
Jason: Now, you want to say It's my boyfriend's.. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wem gehört das? (five seconds) Das gehört meinem Freund.
Jason: Imagine that you find something, and you want to know who it belongs to. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Wem gehört das?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 23

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Monday at 07:35 AM
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Hi Emelyne,


Depending on the case, it would be:

Es ist seiner.(m) Es ist seine.(f) Es ist seins.(n)


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Emelyne
Saturday at 04:43 PM
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Hallo,

Ich habe eine Frage.

Wie sagt man "It is his." auf Deutsch?

Danke!

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Thursday at 01:11 AM
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Hello Yujohnsonyu,


Thank you very much for your comment! :smile::thumbsup:

Please let me correct one little mistake:


"Das gehört meine Eltern" should be "Das gehört meinen Eltern". I hope this helps!


Please let us know if you have any questions.


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Albert

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yujohnsonyu
Thursday at 02:12 PM
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Das gehört ihm.

Das gehört meine Eltern.