German Language Memo 1

This is a German language course memo, I wrote this down to make myself review what I have learned and share with the same beginner.

A1 Level – Introduction – Name, From

Person1: Guten Tag! Ich bin Frau Fox. Ich bin ihre Lehrerin. Wie ist ihr Name. 

Good day!, I am (Mr) Fox, I am your teacher. What is your name?

 ‘Guten Tag’  is a general term of greeting, whatever the time you meet your somebody. it is not referring to any specific time

For specific time greeting, use:

 Guten Morgen  – good morning
 Guten Abend  – good evening
 Gute Nacht  – good night.

Person2: Hallo, mein Name ist Cem. 

Hello, my name is Cem.

 ‘Hallo’  is also a general greeting words in daily life, basically the same with Guten Tag! , but I think the  Guten Tag!  is more german way.

Person1:   Und woher kommen Sie?  

And where do you coming from?
 Und   means and,  woher  literally means where from,  Kommen  means come,  Sie  means you, but in some context,  Sie  also mean She

Person2: (Ich Komme) Aus der Türkei.  

(I come) from Turkey.

 Aus  means from,  der  is definite article and would be changed based on Nom/Gen/Dat/Akk (the position of the words) and M/N/F/Pl (gender and plurals)

Here is the definite article matrix

Gender. m. n. f. pl.
Nom. der das die die
Gen. des des der der
Dat. dem dem der den
Akk. den das die die

Person1:  Wie heißen Sie?  

What is you called? (What is your name)

This is another way to ask one’s name as   Wie ist ihr Name. 

Person3: Ich heiße Lena. 

I am called Lena (My name is Lena)

Person3: Ich Komme aus Russland. 

I come from Russian

Person1: Und wer sind Sie? 

And who are you?
 wer  means who, this is a general way to ask name or coming from.

Person4: Ich bin Herr Tang. Ich Komme aus China. 

A1 Level – Introduction – live

Person1: Herr Gül, wo wohnen Sie jetzt? 

Mrs.Gül, where do you live now?

Person2: Ich wohne in Frankfurt. 

I live in Frankfurt.

Person1: Frau Sánche, wo wohnen Sie? 

Mr.Sánche, where do you live?

Person3: Auch in Frankfurt. 

Also, in Frankfurt.

Person1: Wo wohnt Herr Tang? 

Where does Mr.Tang live?

Person2:< Er wohnt in Bad Homburg 

He lives in Bad Homburg.

A1 Level – coffee or Tea

Person1: Entschuldigung, ist hier noch frei? 

Excuse me, is here still free?

 Entschuldigung  means Excuse me, it is very common to use before a new conversation,

Person2: Ja klar, bitte. Sind sie auch im Deutschkurs.  

Yes, sure (of course), Please. are you also in the German Course?

 Ja  means yes,  nein  means no.  klar  means surely, certainly,  bitte  mean please, also it can be used for you’re welcome.  im  means in the.

Person1: Ja. Ich heiße Astrud Jobim. Ich komme aus Brasilien, Und Sie? 

I am called Astrud Jobin, I come from Brazil and you?

Person2: Ich bin Katja. Ich Komme aus der Slowakei.Ich wohne jetzt in Berlin. 

I am Katja, I came from Slovakia. I live in Berlin now.

Person1: Was Trinken Sie? 

What do you drink?

Person2: Tee. 


Person1: Zwei Tee,bitte. 

Two Tea, please.

 Zwei  means Two.

Another number 1-10 should be:

 eins 1
 zwei 2
 drei 3
 vier 4
 fünf 5
 sechs 6
 sieben 7
 acht 8
 neun 9
 zehn 10
 elf 11
 zwölf 12

A1 Level – plural you and we

Person1: Grüß dich, Julia, Das sind Emir und Alida. 

Hello,there, Julia, this is Emir and Alida.

 Grüß dich  means hello there, it is a common way to say hello, old fashion people would say  Grüß Gott , but not in use in daily life.  Das sind  means this is

Person2: Hi, Woher Kommt ihr? 

Hi where do you come from?

 ihr  means plural you

Person1: Wir Kommen aus Indien. Und du? Whoher kommst du? 

We come from India, and you? where do you came from?

 Wir  means we, and  du  is the informal way of saying  Sie  (Be aware of  sie  means she/or plural she.)

Person2: Aus Berlin. 

From Berlin.

Person1: Was möchtest du trinken? Kaffee oder Tee? 

what do you want to drink? coffee or tea>

möchtest means want trinken means drink

Person2: Lieber Latte Macchiato 

Prefer the latte Macchiato

 Lieber  means prefer or rather, the similar work would be  gern , means would like to, glad to

Person3: Ich auch. 

So do I.

Person1: Zwei Kaffee und Zwei Latte Macchiato, bitte. 

Two coffee, and two latte macchiato.

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