In the last two lessons, you've already used some "interrogatives" like "wo" and "wie". Here you find all of them together with some common questions, in which they are used.
|Wo = where||Wo ist die Post?||Where is the post-office?|
|Was = what||Was kostet es?||What does it cost ?(How much is it?)|
|Wie = how||Wie geht es Dir?|
(Wie heißen Sie? Wie spät ist es?)
|How are you?|
(What is your name? What time is it?)
|Wer = who||Wer bist Du?||Who are you?|
|Warum = why||Warum kostet dies mehr als das?||Why is this more expensive than that?|
|Woher = where from||Woher kommst Du? / Wo kommen Sie her?||Where are you from?|
|Wann = when||Wann fährt der Zug/Bus ab?||When does the train/bus leave? |
You may have noticed that these words are used differently in both language. Sometimes it is simply not possible to translate an English sentence word-by-word. If you do this, you will have the laughter on your side :-), but people will probably understand you nevertheless. So
have courage and try to use all the words you know in the German language.
Another very important word is "have = haben".
|How you use the word "haben" together with the personal pronouns||English translation|| exceptions and specialities of the German language|
|ich habe zwei Kinder.||I have two kids.||Ich habe Hunger. = I am hungry.|
|du hast kein Geld.||You don't have money.|| Du hast keine Lust = you are in no mood for it.|
|Sie haben den Job.||You have the job.|| |
|er hat es geschafft.||He has done it! he made it!|| |
|sie hat nur zehn Röcke.||She only has ten skirts.|| |
|es hat eine gelbe Tür.||It has a yellow door.||Es hat drei Etagen = there are three floors.|
|wir haben viel Spaß.||We have a lot of fun.|| |
|Ihr habt Zimmer Nummer einhundert.||You have room number 100.|| |
|sie haben dieselben Eltern.||They have the same parents.|| |
And now some usefull little words, that can be used in all the sentences, that you already know. You put it directly after the first verb, for example:
I only have two kids = Ich habe nur zwei Kinder. Did you get it? Then here are the words:
only - nur
already - schon
still - noch
always - immer
never - nie
soon - bald
And now some numbers
Can you figure out how the other numbers are put together in German? Easy as this:
zwei-und-dreißig = 32
drei-und-vierzig = 43
vier-und-fünfzig = 54
If everything is more or less clear now, then you can proceed with the Test.
You might need a dictionary for it. And as we aren't in school here, that is allowed. :-))
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