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Lesson 3

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 = whereWo ist die Post?Where is the post-office?
Was = whatWas kostet es?What does it cost ?(How much is it?)
Wie = howWie geht es Dir?
(Wie heißen Sie? Wie spät ist es?)
How are you?
(What is your name? What time is it?)
Wer = whoWer bist Du?Who are you?
Warum = whyWarum kostet dies mehr als das?Why is this more expensive than that?
Woher = where fromWoher kommst Du? / Wo kommen Sie her?Where are you from?
Wann = whenWann 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 pronounsEnglish 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

siebzig 70

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. :-))

Good luck!

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