EASY WAY TO LEARN GERMAN LANGUAGE.

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German Language can easily be learnt if the learner speaks/understands English language.

German and English have a lot of similarities and differences as well. They borrow from each other.

For example, the German language shares 60% of the English Vocabulary.

German language makes use of the 26 letters in the English Alphabet with extra 4 new letters, making it 30 letters of the German Alphabet.

Now, let’s learn some of the common words in German .

1.  THE DAYS OF THE WEEK / DIE TAGE DES WOCHEN

We have 7 days in a week and they are:-

English / German

Monday (Mon) / Montag (Mo)

Tuesday (Tues) / Dienstag (Di)

Wednesday(Wed) / Mittwoch (Mi)

Thursday (Thurs) / Donnerstag (Do)

Friday (Fri) / Freitag (Fr)

Saturday (Sat) / Samstag (Sa)

Sunday (Sun) / Sonntag (So)

* Sat + Sun = The Weekend

* Sa + So = Das Wochenende

2.  MONTHS OF THE YEAR / DIE MONATEN DES JAHRE

January / Januar

February / Februar

March / März

April / April

May / Mai

June / Juni

July / Juli

August / August

September / September

October / Oktober

November / November

December / Dezember

COMMON GREETINGS / BEGRÜSUNG

Good Morning / Guten Morgen

Good Afternoon / Guten Tag

Good Evening /  Guten Abend

Good Night / Gute Nacht

Hello / Hallo

Yes / Ja….’J’ is seen as ‘y’, so it sounds like ‘ yaa’

No / Nein

Bye bye / Tschüs

See you again / Aufwiedersehen

Hear from you again / Aufwiederhören

See you soon / Bis Bald

See you later / Bis Später

Excuse me / Entischuldigung

I’m sorry / Es tut Mir leid

Thanks / Danke

Thanks very much / Vielen Dank

Thanks a lot / Danke Schon

Welcome /  Willkommen…. ‘w’ is seen as ‘ v’…. So it will sound like ‘villkommen’

4.   BIRTHDAY SONG / GEBURTSTAG LIED

Happy birthday to you / Zum Geburtstag viel Glück

Happy birthday to you / Zum Geburtstag viel Glück

Happy birthday / Zum Geburtstag 

Happy birthday …. to you / Zum Geburtstag … viel Glück

* Many more  years / Noch Viele Jahre.

5.  DIE ZAHLEN….THE NUMBERS

0 – Null

1 – Eins

2 – Zwei

3 – Drei

4 – Vier

5 – Fünf

6 – Sechs

7 – Sieben

8 – Acht

9 – Neun….’eu’ sound ‘oi’…like noin

10 – Zehn

11 – Elf

12 – Zwölf

13 – Dreizehn

14 – Vierzehn

15 – Fünfzehn

16 – Sechzehn…..’s’ goes out

17 – Siebzehn…”en’ goes away

18 – Achtzehn

19 – Neunzehn

20 – Zwanzig…..’ig’ sounss ‘sh’

30 – Dreißig….’ ß’ has ‘s’ sound, b.c is double ‘s’… ẞ = ss.

40 – Vierzig

50 – Fünfzig

60 – Sechzig

70 – Siebzig

80 – Achtzig

90 – Neunzig

100 – (ein) hundert

1000 – (ein) tausend…. ‘d’ sounds ‘t’

 

59 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Tante,

    Thank you for providing a platform for German learning amidst this pandemic. You’re remarkable. You’ve made the world a better place through this act of kindness. You’re the best.

    Vielen Dank Tante.

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