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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 3: Where do you live? 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 Where do you live? In German this is
Rilana: Wo wohnst du?
The first word in the question is
Rilana: wo
Jason: meaning where in English.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) wo
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Rilana: wo
{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: wohnst
Jason: meaning live.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) wohnst
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: wohnst
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wo wohnst
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: du
Jason: meaning you.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) du
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: du
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: wo wohnst du
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where do you live??
Rilana: Ich wohne in New York.
Jason: "I live in New York.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Ich wohne in New York.
{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 after that
Rilana: wohne
meaning live.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) wohne
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: wohne
{Pause}
Jason: Next is
Rilana: in
meaning in.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) in
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: in
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: New York
which is New York.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) New York
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: New York
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
Rilana: Ich wohne in New York.
{pause}
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace New York with Frankfurt.
Rilana: Frankfurt
Jason: Frankfurt
Rilana: (slow) Frankfurt (regular) Frankfurt
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Frankfurt
Rilana: Ich wohne in Frankfurt.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York. Say I live in Frankfurt.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich wohne in Frankfurt.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace Frankfurt with Hamburg.
Rilana: Hamburg
Jason: Hamburg
Rilana: (slow) Hamburg (regular) Hamburg
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Hamburg
Rilana: Ich wohne in Hamburg.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Frankfurt. Say I live in Hamburg.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich wohne in Hamburg.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace Hamburg with Munich.
Rilana: München
Jason: Munich
Rilana: (slow) München (regular) München
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Munich
Rilana: Ich wohne in München.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Hamburg. Say I live in Munich.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich wohne in München.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wo wohnst du? (five seconds) Ich wohne in New York.
Jason: Imagine you live in Frankfurt Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wo wohnst du? (five seconds) Ich wohne in Frankfurt.
Jason: Imagine you live in Hamburg. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Wo wohnst du? (five seconds) Ich wohne in Hamburg.
Jason: Imagine you live in Munich. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wo wohnst du? (five seconds) Ich wohne in München.
Jason: Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Wo wohnst du?
{pause}
Jason: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Rilana: Wo wohnst du?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 3

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Hallo JT,


Thank you for posting! New York must be a great city?!


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Hallo Camila,


Thank you for posting! Ich wäre auch gerne in Brasilien ?.


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JT
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Ich wohne in New York

Camila M Oliveira
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Ich wohne in Joinville, in Brasilien.

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Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe !

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Hallo Anirudh,


Thank you very much for posting!

Doha sounds like a nice place, we hope your dream will become true!

Please let me correct one mistake that I found:


"mochte zukunftig" should be "möchte zukünftig". I hope this helps!


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Anirudh
Friday at 6:49 am
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Hallo,

Ich heiße Anirudh.

Ich wohne jetzt in Doha, in Katar.

Ich mochte zukunftig in Deutschland wohnen und studieren.

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Hallo Mary,


Nice to meet you!


Looking forward to seeing you often here.:)


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Mary
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Ich heiße Mary und ich wohne in Baltimore.