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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 7: Where did you learn 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 did you learn German? In German this is
Rilana: Wo hast du Deutsch gelernt?
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: hast
Jason: meaning have.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) hast
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: hast
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wo hast
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: du
Jason: meaning you.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) du
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: du
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wo hast du
{pause}
And next
Rilana: Deutsch
Jason: meaning German.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) Deutsch
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: Deutsch
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: wo hast du Deutsch
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: gelernt
Jason: meaning learned.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) gelernt
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: gelernt
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: wo hast du Deutsch gelernt
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where did you learn German??
Rilana: Ich habe es in der Schule gelernt.
Jason: "I learned it in school.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Ich habe es in der Schule gelernt.
{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 have.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) habe
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: habe
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: es
meaning it.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: es
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: in
meaning in.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) in
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: in
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Rilana: der
meaning the.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) der
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: der
{Pause}
Jason: Next is
Rilana: Schule
meaning school.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) Schule
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: Schule
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: gelernt
meaning learned.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) gelernt
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: gelernt
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, I learned it in school., and then repeat.
Rilana: Ich habe es in der Schule gelernt.
{pause}
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace in school with at university.
Rilana: in der Universität
Jason: at university
Rilana: (slow) in der Universität (regular) in der Universität
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with at university
Rilana: Ich habe es in der Universität gelernt.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace in school. Say I learned it at university.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich habe es in der Universität gelernt.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace at university with in language school.
Rilana: in der Sprachschule
Jason: in language school
Rilana: (slow) in der Sprachschule (regular) in der Sprachschule
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in language school
Rilana: Ich habe es in der Sprachschule gelernt.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for at university. Say I learned it in language school.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich habe es in der Sprachschule gelernt.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace in language school with at home.
Rilana: zuhause
Jason: at home
Rilana: (slow) zuhause (regular) zuhause
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with at home
Rilana: Ich habe es zuhause gelernt.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for in language school. Say I learned it at home.
{pause}
Rilana: Ich habe es zuhause gelernt.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany and someone asks you where you learned German. You learned German in school. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wo hast du Deutsch gelernt? (five seconds) Ich habe es in der Schule gelernt.
Jason: Now, imagine you learned it at university Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wo hast du Deutsch gelernt? (five seconds) Ich habe es in der Universität gelernt.
Jason: Imagine you learned it in language school. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Wo hast du Deutsch gelernt? (five seconds) Ich habe es in der Sprachschule gelernt.
Jason: Imagine you learned it at home. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Wo hast du Deutsch gelernt? (five seconds) Ich habe es zuhause gelernt.
Jason: Now you want to ask someone where they learned German. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Wo hast du Deutsch gelernt?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 7

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Wow! I am counting five languages, unless you are hiding

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I can't tell what percentage of our lessons use the familiar form, but

I have to say I was surprised to see how casual Germany has become

when I, after many years abroad, recently returned to my home country

for a visit.

I personally use the "Sie" a lot more myself, but language is a living thing.😉


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Tale ALLAHVERDIYEV
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Hallo!) Ich heiße Tarik und komme ich aus Zypern. Ich lerne Deutsch seit ein Jahr bei Germanpod101.com. Ich spreche Russisch, Englisch, Türkisch und ein bisschen Französisch. Ich glaube schon ja Deutsch). Ich lerne es in der Germanpod101.com.

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Linda
Wednesday at 12:49 PM
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I find it very annoying that only the familiar form of you is used in most of the lessons. My German friends use Sie. I can figure it out but I don't have the proper pronunciation available to practice.

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Claire
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Hallo. Ich heiße Claire. Ich komme aus den USA. Ich habe es online gelernt.

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Hallo JT,


Thank you for posting.

Let me correct your sentence: "Ich habe es in das Internet gelernt" should be "Ich habe es im Internet gelernt."


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Mir geht es gut, danke ?.

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soraya
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Ich lerne Deutch auf dem Internet mit Germanpod zum ersten Mal .Danke an meinen Bruder ,der mich vorgestellt hat.