Auf Wiedersehen und viel Spass noch!

Our little German course is now complete.  Thank you for learning along with us.

Auf Wiedersehen … until the next time.

Soo x


Tying together all the loose ends – quizzes

The quizzes are designed to help you revise everything you have learnt over the past nine sessions.

Quiz 1
1. When do you say ‘tschüβ’?
2. How do you reply if someone asks ‘wie heiβen Sie’?
3. When do you say ‘wie, bitte’?
4. What is the German for ‘pleased to meet you’?
5. It’s midnight and you’re leaving a party. What do you say?
6. How do you ask someone how they are?
7. The shop assistant says ‘guten Morgen’. What time of day is it?
8. Fill in the missing numbers: ‘drei, …, fünf, sechs, …, acht.
9. If you order ‘Kaffee mit Milch’ will it be white or black?
10. ’Rotwein, Weiβwein’. Which is red wine?

Quiz 2
1. ‘Noch drei Bier, bitte’. What have you just ordered?
2. Name 2 other alcoholic drinks in German.
3. What will you get if you order drinks ‘mit Sahne’?
4. You want a pot of tea. Do you ask for ‘eine Tasse’?
5. If someone says ‘freut mich’ how do you respond?
6. If someone says ‘ich bin achtzehn Jahre alt’ is he 18 or 80?
7. You want a chemist’s. Is it ‘Bahnhof’, ‘Apotheke’ or ‘Bank’?
8. How do you say I don’t understand in German?
9. When would you say ‘nicht so schnell, bitte’?
10. Would you say ‘was kostet’ or ‘was kosten’ to ask the price of a) eine Ananas b) 5 Brötchen c) eine Dose Cola?

Quiz 3
1. At the market how would you ask if they have tomatoes?
2. How many Cent are there in a Euro?
3. If a ‘Schinkenbrötchen’ is a ham roll, how would you ask for a tomato one?
4. How much wine would you get in a ‘Viertelliterglas’.
5. If you asked for ‘zehn Orangen’ what would you expect to get?
6. Would you buy ‘Apfelsaft’ in ‘eine Dose’, ‘ein Päckchen’ or ‘ein Karton’?
7. Which day of the week follows ‘Dienstag’?
8. How would you say that’s nice in German?
9. What is the shop assistant telling you: ‘wir sind mittwochs geschlossen’?
10. What are you asking if you say ‘wann ist Frühstück’?

Quiz 4
1. What do you do if someone asks ‘wie schreibt man das’?
2. If someone says ‘Entschuldigung’ what could that mean?
3. What do you say at the start of a meal in Germany?
4. In what order do these appear on a menu: ‘Nachspeise’, ‘Vorspeise’, ‘Hauptgericht’?
5. How do you tell someone that you enjoyed your meal?
6. Which of these would a vegetarian choose: ‘Hähnchen’, ‘Zwiebelsuppe’ or ‘Schinkenomelett’?
7. When do you say ‘das ist für Sie’?
8. What does it mean if today is ‘Ruhetag’?
9. How do you know when a theatre is closed?
10.What’s the German word for midnight?

Quiz 5
1. What would you expect to find near a sign saying ‘erste Hilfe’?
2. If the waiter asks ‘sonst noch etwas’ how do you reply?
3. What would you buy in a ‘Flasche’?
4. Your meeting starts at ‘halb vier’. What time is that?
5. If someone asks ‘wie geht’s’ how do you respond?
6. How do you say 199 in German?
7. Give your partner your car number in German.
8. What is ‘Schwarzwälderkirschtorte’? Can you pronounce it?
9. How many different meanings do you know for ‘bitte schön’?
10. Wie ist das Wetter heute in England?

The days of the week in German

Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag, Sonntag

To say ‘on Monday’ etc, use:
Montags, Dienstags, Mittwochs, Donnerstags, Freitags, Samstags, Sonntags

We also revised telling the time using the 24 – hour clock.

To say what time a shop is open, say:

Von … bis

Offen – geschlossen

Going shopping for food and drink

In session 9 we learnt to buy things in appropriate quantities.  For example:

Vier Orangen, eine Ananas, sechs Tomaten, zwei Brötchen

We learnt to buy things by weight, eg:
Ein Kilo Äpfel, 250 Gramm Trauben

We learnt to buy things in containers, eg:
Eine Flasche Wein, eine Dose Cola, ein Karton Apfelsaft, ein Päckchen Kekse

Watch out! – Vorsicht!

In preparation for our tour of the German mill, we looked at health and safety warnings.  Most of the signs we expect to see around the site are fairly self explanatory, but these words will be very useful:

Vorsicht!  –  careful!

Halt!  –  stop!

Gefährlich  –  dangerous

Greetings on arrival at the German mill

Follow this link to the BBC course for a reminder about greetings from Henning Wehn Henning Wehn explains etiquette

Here are some of the phrases we learnt to help with introductions:
Herzlich willkommen.  Darf ich … vorstellen?  Welcome.  May I introduce … ?

(Es) freut mich (auch)  –  Pleased to meet you (too)

Ebenfalls –  Likewise

Herzlich willkommen in …   –  You’re very welcome to …

Danke schön  –  Thank you

Das ist … / darf ich … vorstellen?  –  This is / May I introduce … ?

The Site Visit – Vocabulary

die Fabrik – the mill

der Eingang – entrance

In session 8 we learnt vocabulary to help us find our way around the German mill site.

das Büro – office

das Wartezimmer – waiting room

die Kantine – canteen

der Parkplatz – car park

das Warenhaus – warehouse

der Empfang – reception

die Toiletten – the toilets

die Wache – the security gate

Ordering Food and Drink in a German Restaurant

Next we got to order some food, too, and moved from the cafe and bar into a restaurant.  Here is the additional language we learnt.

Die Speisekarte, bitte            the menu, please

Als Vorspeise                          for starter

Als Hauptgericht                    for main course

Als Nachspeise                       for pudding

Guten Appetit!                       enjoy your meal

Hat’s geschmeckt?                did you enjoy your meal?

Ja, es hat gut geschmeckt     yes, it was good

Die Rechnung, bitte               the bill, please

Das ist für Sie                         something for you (when giving a tip)

Follow the link to the BBC’s Talk German programme to see and hear German people ordering food and drink in a restaurant: ordering drinks

Ordering Drinks in a German café

Here is all the basic language we covered to get us by when ordering drinks in a café:

Was möchten Sie (trinken)?                    What would you like (to drink)?

Ich möchte …                                             I’d like …

…einen Apfelsaft

…eine Cola

…ein Bier  

Ich hätte gern…                                          I’d like …

…eine Tasse Kaffee

… mit Milch, mit / ohne Zucker, mit Sahne

…ein Bier

Für mich…                                                  For me …

…einen Apfelsaft

…ein Bier

…eine Cola

…nichts, Danke                                          Nothing, thanks

Darf ich Ihnen noch was bringen?          Can I get you anything else?

Ja, …

…noch ein Bier

…noch eine Cola

Wir möchten bitte zahlen.                       Can we pay, please?

Geht das zusammen oder getrennt?      Is that together or separately?

Das macht achtzehn Euro fünfzig, bitte.         That’s E18.50, please.