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Jason: Top 25 German Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 8: Can you eat 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 Can you eat German food? In German this is
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen?
The first word in the question is
Rilana: kannst
Jason: meaning you can in English.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) kannst
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Rilana: kannst
{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: kannst du
{pause}
And after that
Rilana: deutsches
Jason: meaning German.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) deutsches
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: deutsches
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: kannst du deutsches
{pause}
And next
Rilana: Essen
Jason: meaning food.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) Essen
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: Essen
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Rilana: kannst du deutsches Essen
{pause}
And next
Rilana: essen
Jason: meaning eat.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) essen
Jason: Now repeat.
Rilana: essen
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Rilana: kannst du deutsches Essen essen
{pause}
Jason: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Can you eat German food??
Rilana: Ja, es ist lecker.
Jason: "Yes, it's delicious.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Rilana: (Slow) Ja, es ist lecker.
{pause}
To say "no", in a simple way, just say:
Rilana: Nein, leider nicht.
Jason: Which is like saying No, sorry. in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Rilana: (Slowly) Nein, leider nicht.
Jason: And one more time at normal speed:
Rilana: Nein, leider nicht.
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Rilana: ja
Jason: meaning yes.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) ja
Jason: Now repeat
Rilana: ja
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Rilana: es
meaning it.
Rilana: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jason:Now repeat.
Rilana: es
{Pause}
Jason: Next is
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, Yes, it's delicious., and then repeat.
Rilana: Ja, es ist lecker.
{pause}
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace delicious with good.
Rilana: gut
Jason: good
Rilana: (slow) gut (regular) gut
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with good
Rilana: Ja, es ist gut.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say Yes, it's good.
{pause}
Rilana: Ja, es ist gut.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace good with healthy.
Rilana: gesund
Jason: healthy
Rilana: (slow) gesund (regular) gesund
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with healthy
Rilana: Ja, es ist gesund.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for good. Say Yes, it's healthy.
{pause}
Rilana: Ja, es ist gesund.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace healthy with rich.
Rilana: reichhaltig
Jason: rich
Rilana: (slow) reichhaltig (regular) reichhaltig
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with rich
Rilana: Ja, es ist reichhaltig.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for healthy. Say Yes, it's rich.
{pause}
Rilana: Ja, es ist reichhaltig.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Germany and someone asks if you can eat German food. You want to answer that it is delicious. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen? (five seconds) Ja, es ist lecker.
Jason: Now, you want to say that it's good Respond to the question.
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen? (five seconds) Ja, es ist gut.
Jason: Now, you want to say that it's healthy. . Answer the speaker's question.
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen? (five seconds) Ja, es ist gesund.
Jason: Now, you want to say that it's rich. Respond to the question.
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen? (five seconds) Ja, es ist reichhaltig.
Jason: Now you want to ask someone if they can eat German food. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen?
{pause}
Jason: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Rilana: Kannst du deutsches Essen essen?
{pause}
Jason: This is the end of Lesson 8

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Claire
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Hallo. Ich heiรŸe Claire. Ich komme aus den USA. Deutsches Essen ist sehr gut. Tschรผss!

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Hallo JT,


Thank you for posting! Great to hear that you like German food ??!


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JT
Wednesday at 3:40 am
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ja, es ist gut

Gloria
Wednesday at 12:56 am
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We all learn in many different ways. What works for me may not work for someone else but then again it might work. For example, I make a game out of the Sample Sentences in the PFD. I cover up the German. Then I try to translate the English sentences into German before looking at the German. This really helps me with remembering the vocabulary and with the construction of sentences. The repetition of the sentences in future lessons is especially good for me.

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Hi John,


Thank you for your feedback!


German food is indeed very delicious, please enjoy some when you have a chance :thumbsup:


Just one suggestion, it should be "Das Essen ist gut". Please provide us with the english sentence for "Ich kann Deutsches Essen".


Have a great day! :smile:


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John
Thursday at 7:25 pm
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Ja, Ich kann Deutsches Essen. Die Essen ist gut.

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Dwaine
Thursday at 7:21 am
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In the Vocabulary Expansion section of this lesson, there are 6 example German sentences that do not have speaker icons; therefore I was unable to listen to those example sentences. I felt very disappointed.

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Hi Eric,


Enjoy some German food!

Thanks for writing!


Katrin

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