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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide.
Youve made it to the last lesson! Do you feel more confident about speaking in German now?
In the previous lessons, you've learned all the core elements of German pronunciation. In this lesson, we'll bring everything together and practice making complete sentences in German!
Let's practice! Make sure to practice out loud with this lesson!
You know all the parts and pieces, but can you speak German with a natural accent?
If you've been quiet up until now, be sure to speak out loud with Alisa's examples!
We're making the jump to real phrases that you might use in Germany. Let's go!
How would you pronounce this sentence? Give it a shot!
Das Zebra rennt in den Stall. (The zebra runs into the stall)
Das Zebra rennt in den Stall. {slowly} (The zebra runs into the stall)
The letter Z should be pronounced like the TS sound at the end of the word 'cats'.
What about the German R? Remember that it's pronounced at the throat using the back of the mouth.
Try one more time after Alisa.
Das Zebra rennt in den Stall. {slowly} (The zebra runs into the stall)
pause
Das Zebra rennt in den Stall. (The zebra runs into the stall)
How about this one?
Take a moment to try and figure out how to pronounce this phrase. Remember everything you learned about consonant and vowel sounds!
Das Kätzchen springt sehr weit. (The kitten jumps very far)
Das Kätzchen springt sehr weit. {slowly} (The kitten jumps very far)
Did you pronounce the CH correctly? Remember, you should be using the blade of your tongue to restrict the airflow at the roof of your mouth.
What about the pronunciation of the letter S? Did you get it right? Remember that the letter S turns into a sh sound when it is following a p or t and is the first syllable of a word.
Try once more.
Das Kätzchen springt sehr weit. {slowly} (The kitten jumps very far)
pause
Das Kätzchen springt sehr weit. (The kitten jumps very far)
"Before we move on, are you pronouncing these out loud? If you are, then great!
If not, then you need to be!
Make sure to pratice aloud with Alisa!"
Here's the next one.
Am Straßenrand sitzen ein paar Kinder. (Children are sitting on the roadside)
Am Straßenrand sitzen ein paar Kinder. {slowly} (Children are sitting on the roadside)
When you're unsure where to place the stress, the general rule is the stress the first syllable of a word. Emphasize the syllable by saying it a little bit louder and longer than the following syllable, which as a result, is softened and shortened.
Listen to Alisa and try again.
Am Straßenrand sitzen ein paar Kinder. {slowly} (Children are sitting on the roadside)
Am Straßenrand sitzen ein paar Kinder. (Children are sitting on the roadside)
Here's your final sentence. Think for a while and try saying it out loud.
Wir sind heute ziemlich spät dran, nicht wahr? (We are quite late today, right?)
Wir sind heute ziemlich spät dran, nicht wahr? {slowly} (We are quite late today, right?)
While most of the time, the pitch rises at the end of a question, but if it's a what/why/when/where question that is asserting something, the pitch will fall instead.
Try once more. Wir sind heute ziemlich spät dran, nicht wahr? {slowly} (We are quite late today, right?)
Wir sind heute ziemlich spät dran, nicht wahr? (We are quite late today, right?)
How did it go? Do you feel like you have a better accent than you did at the beginning of this series?
You've reached the end of this series. Do you feel more confident about German pronunciation now? What parts of German pronunciation are still difficult for you?
Good luck as you continue learning German! Bye!

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Hi Mohamed,


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The answer to your question, I guess, depends a lot on your

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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Das Zebra rennt in den Stall.


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