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Beginner Lesson S2
You Don't Work Here!

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German
English
Vocabulary
Phrase Usage
Grammar Points
Cultural Insight

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M
M
V (annoyed)
M
V
M

So, ich habe jetzt pfel und mehrere Flaschen Bier. Es fehlt noch
Marzipan.
Entschuldigung, haben Sie hier Marzipan?
Natrlich haben wir Marzipan!
Wo finde ich es?
Warum fragen Sie mich?? Lassen Sie mich hier arbeiten!
Arbeiten Sie wirklich hier??

English
M
M
V (annoyed)
M
V
M

Alright, I now have apples and several bottles of beer. Marzipan is still
missing.
Excuse me, do you have marzipan? (Does this supermarket sell
marzipan?)
Of course we have marzipan!
Where do I find it?
Why do you ask me?? Let me work here!
Do you really work here??

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Vocabulary
German
so

English
so

jetzt
Apfel
mehrere
Flasche

now
apple
several
bottle

adverb
noun

es
fehlen
Marzipan
wo
finden

it
to be missing
marzipan
where
to find

personal pronoun
verb
noun
question word
verb

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noun

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Notes
"so" as a conjunction
would be "also"!
masculine; plural: pfel
feminine; plural:
Flaschen
weak verb
neuter
ich finde, ich fand, ich
habe gefunden

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fragen
wirklich

to ask
really

verb
adverb

weak verb

Vocabulary Sample Sentences

Wieso ist das so?


Ich mchte jetzt gehen.
Wo wohnst du jetzt?
Meine Mutter macht unglaublich leckere
Apfelkuchen.
Mchtest du Orangensaft oder lieber Apfelsaft?
Es fehlen noch mehrere Sachen.
Wo finde ich die Flaschen?
Es gibt viele Cafs hier.
Es ist schn, dass Sie da sind.
Es ist frh am Morgen.
Es ist ein sonniger Morgen.
Es fehlen noch mehrere Sachen.
Wo wohnst du jetzt?
Hast du den Treffpunkt gut gefunden?
Ich finde dieses Lied wirklich langweilig.
Ich werde den Lehrer fragen.
Diese Stadt ist wirklich gro.
Das war wirklich lecker.

Why is that so?


I want to go now.
Where do you live now?
My mother makes incredibly delicious apple pies.
Do you want orange juice or rather apple juice?
Several things are still missing.
Where do I find the bottles?
There are many cafs here.
Its nice that youre there.
It is early in the morning.
It's a sunny morning.
Several things are still missing.
Where do you live now?
Did you easily find the meeting-point?
I find this song to be really boring.
I will ask the teacher.
This city is really big.
This was really yummy.

Vocabulary Phrase Usage


1. fehlen - This verb can be used either personally, as in Paul fehlt noch (Paul is still missing), or
impersonally, as in Es fehlt (mir) noch Marzipan. (I am still missing marzipan). 2. haben - In addition
to the literal and figurative usages you have seen so far, you can also use haben to ask whether a shop
sells something. In this case, you'd ask any salesperson Haben Sie ..., as if that salesperson
themselves had what you're looking for.

Grammar Points
The focus of this lesson is the plural.

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So, ich habe jetzt pfel und mehrere Flaschen Bier.


"Alright, I now have apples and several bottles of beer."

German plurals can be a mouthful, because there are different groups of words that form the plural
differently. Today we will look at two types. But before that, please note that the German definite
article is always die for plural nouns no more worrying about der, die or das!
Type 1 - no new ending. All nouns ending in -er, -en or -el do not add any ending. This easy group
includes some very common types of words, such as nationalities and professions (Amerikaner,
Japaner, Designer, Programmierer) and diminutives (Bierchen little beer, Bchchen little book,
etc.). However, just because these words don't add any ending doesn't mean that they remain entirely
unchanged. Some of them add an Umlaut to their stem vowel. For example: Apfel pfel.
Type 2 add -n or -en. This means most feminine nouns (e. g. Flasche, Sache, Suppe), many foreign
words (e. g. Nationalitt - Nationalitten), as well as masculine nouns ending in e or describing a
living being (der Deutsche die Deutschen).

Cultural Insight

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Service can be very bad, hence the coined term Servicewste Deutschland (service desert
Germany), which Germans use to describe the situation
Service is especially bad from clerks, who get neither tips nor a share in profits, not so commonly
from waiters
Waiters also won't generally make friendly chitchat, they are supposed to be invisible until you need
them
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Some waiters and some restaurants are not committed to good service, e. g. if they refuse to give you
a free replacement if a fly fell in your glass, or to give you any kind of compensation if you had to
wait for your order unduly long
Most clerks, just like workers in general, strictly adhere to closing hours or end-of-shift times. They
may refuse service even if you've been waiting in line, because they only get a fixed amount per shift.

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