Italian Language Game: Vieni con me?



Italian Language Game: "Vieni con me?" - Are you coming with me? With this quick game you learn and practice 18 everyday Italian words and phrases as part of a brief story.
Our games and courses are for mid- to high beginners.
In the mini-story, Marco and his cousin Valeria go to Borgo Stretto, a famous shopping street in Pisa.
This episode is also in our Italian 1 course, which is made up of a series of mini-stories. The full course teaches you 750 basic words and phrases. (Play the course for FREE by registering HERE.)

Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD to match your pronunciation to that of the native speaker. This will improve your spoken Italian and your listening comprehension skills.
Note: In Italian, the words for "I, you, we" etc. are often dropped, except when they are needed for emphasis or clarity. 

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • vieni - you come (fam.) [venire]
  • con me - with me
  • dove? - where?
  • devo - I have to [dovere]
  • comprare - to buy
  • qualcosa - something
  • Borgo Stretto - shopping street in Pisa
  • cosa è? - what is it?
  • la strada - the street 
  • i migliori negozi - the best shops
  • della città - of the city
  • forte - cool
  • vengo - I come [venire]
  • con te - with you (fam.)
  • hai bisogno (di) - you need (fam.)
  • anche tu - you too, you also (fam.)
  • ho bisogno (di) - I need
  • una guida turistica - a tourist guide

Learning words in the context of a mini-story will help you remember them.
At this stage, don't worry about grammar rules. In time, you'll begin to notice language patterns that are typical for Italian. You'll build on those when you listen and read Italian more frequently.
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More Than an Italian Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice Italian online for FREE with our 36-Scene Italian 1 Travel-Story: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts. Just login HERE.
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German Language Game: Keine Schule




German Language Game
: "Keine Schule" (No school).
Learn and practice 16 basic German words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Our games are for Mid to High Beginners who are ready to go to the next level.
The context: On a Saturday, Michael and his cousin Julia are walking through the old part of Frankfurt where Julia shows him the famous "Römerberg".

This brief episode is also in our German 1 course, a series of mini-stories about Michael's travels in Germany. In the course, you learn and practice 750 basic everyday words.
(To play the full course for FREE just register HERE.)
As you play, say the words, phrases and sentences OUT LOUD.
It's a good way to improve your conversational German and practice your pronunciation.

Words in German Mini-Story Language Game

  • der nächste Tag - the next day
  • der Samstag - the Saturday
  • sie hat - she has [haben]
  • die Schule - the school
  • keine Schule - no school
  • sie will - she wants [wollen]
  • zeigen - to show
  • sie gehen - they walk, go [gehen]
  • über den Römerberg - across the Römerberg
  • er heißt - his/its (m) name is
  • der Marktplatz - the market square
  • das Gebäude - the building
  • dort drüben - over there
  • das Rathaus - the city hall
  • wirklich - really
  • schön - beautiful

When you learn new words in the context of a simple story, you'll remember them better.
And, writing out words by hand and saying them out loud helps you learn the spelling along with the meaning and the pronunciation.
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More Than a German Language Game

Don't forget: You can practice German online for FREE with our 36-Scene German 1 Story: "Michael in Deutschland" and our 72-Scene German 2 Mystery Story Sequel: "Blüten in Berlin?"
(The literal meaning of "Blüten," is blossoms in German. But the German word Blüten has another meaning that may surprise you.)
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German Language Game: Eine gute Idee



German Language Game: "Eine gute Idee" (A good idea).
Play this mini-story to learn and practice 18 basic German words and phrases in context.
Our games are for Mid to High Beginners.
The setting: The home of Michael's aunt and uncle in Frankfurt.
Michael asks his uncle about family photos and explains why he wants them.

This brief episode is also part of German 1. The course is a series of mini-stories about Michael's travels in Germany. In the course, you learn and practice 750 words.
(You can play the full course for FREE by registering HERE.)
As you play, try to say the words, phrases and sentences ALOUD.
That way you'll improve your conversational German and sharpen your pronunciation.

Words in German Mini-Story Language Game

  • das Mittagessen - the lunch
  • beim Mittagessen - at lunch
  • er fragt - he asks [fragen]
  • der Onkel - the uncle
  • du hast - you have (familiar) [haben]
  • die Bilder - the pictures [das Bild, n]
  • die Großeltern - the grandparents
  • von deinen Großeltern - of your grandparents
  • warum? - why?
  • ich möchte - I'd like [mögen]
  • die Geschichte - die Geschichte
  • unsere Familiengeschichte - our family story
  • die Idee - the idea
  • eine gute Idee - a good idea
  • das Fotoalbum - the photo album
  • alt - old
  • unser altes Fotoalbum - our old photo album
  • der Großvater - the grandfather

Grammar Tips: Don't focus on grammar, just learn to become aware of typical language patterns.
As you continue to read and listen to German, such patterns will become more and more familiar.

Word order in yes-no questions: 

  • Du hast Bilder. - You have pictures.
  • Hast du Bilder? - Do you have pictures?

    Note: you invert subject and verb.

    Bei - meaning "at":

    • das Mittagessen - the lunch
    • beim Mittagessen - at lunch [beim = bei dem]

    Compound words:

    • die Familie + die Geschichte = die Familiengeschichte (the family story)
    • das Foto + das Album = das Fotoalbum (the photo album)
    • der Mittag + das Essen = das Mittagessen (the lunch)
    • groß + der Vater = der Großvater (the grandfather)

    Note: the last part of a compound word determines the gender.

    To best remember new words at this level is to learn them in chunks (phrases) and in the context of a simple story.
    Writing them out is a good way to learn the spelling as well as the meaning.
    And always say the words and phrases out loud.
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    More Than a German Language Game

    Don't forget: You can practice German online for FREE with our 36-Scene German 1 Story: "Michael in Deutschland" and our 72-Scene German 2 Mystery Story Sequel: "Blüten in Berlin?"
    (The literal meaning of "Blüten," is blossoms in German. But the German word Blüten has another meaning that may surprise you.) Just login HERE.
    And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


    German Language Game: lesen



     

    German Quick Language Game: "lesen" (to read). 

    In this fun interactive game, you'll learn and practice:

    • the irregular present tense of "lesen" (ich lese, du liest, er liest)
    • the conversational past (ich habe gelesen, du hast gelesen)
    • the conditional form (ich würde lesen)

    You'll also put together simple sentences.

    Always say the German OUT LOUD. This game is for Mid Beginners.

    Vocabulary in Quick Language Game

    • lesen - to read
    • ich lese - I read
    • du liest - you read (familiar)
    • er liest - he reads
    • wir lesen - we read
    • ich habe gelesen - I have read
    • du hast gelesen - you have read
    • ich würde lesen - I would read
    • noch nicht - not yet
    • auch - also
    • das Buch - the book
    • die Zeitung - the newspaper
    • der Roman - the novel

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    More Than a German Language Game

    And don't forget: You can practice German online for FREE with our 36-Scene German 1 Story: "Michael in Deutschland" and our 72-Scene German 2 Mystery Story Sequel: "Blüten in Berlin?".
    (And - if you already know that "Blüten" means blossom in German - you'll learn that Blüten has still another meaning...).
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    If you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


    Spanish Language Game: Extraordinario



    Spanish Language Game "Extraordinario" (Extraordinary) 
    Learn and practice 16 Spanish words and phrases as part of a mini-story.
    The context: David and his cousin María walk around Barcelona.
    This mini- story is also in our Spanish 1 course, which takes you through a series of brief stories.
    In the course you learn and practice 750 basic Spanish words. (You can play the full Spanish 1 course for FREE by registering HERE.)
    If you repeat (or anticipate) the Spanish OUT LOUD every time, your pronunciation and intonation will improve dramatically.
    To hear the Spanish sentences again just click on them. 

    Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

    • el próximo día - the next day
    • el sábado - the Saturday
    • la escuela - the school
    • no tiene - s/he doesn't have [tener]
    • quiere - s/he wants [querer]
    • enseñar - to show
    • están caminando - they're walking [caminar]
    • alrededor - around
    • el nombre - the name
    • la iglesia - the church
    • cuál - which, what
    • el arquitecto - the architect
    • se llama - his/her name is
    • el edificio - the building
    • realmente - really
    • extraordinario - extraordinary (m)

    Note the sentence: "Ella quiere enseñarle Barcelona a David". Literally: "She wants to show him Barcelona to David" (where "him" also refers to "David").
    This is the doubling of the indirect object, typical for Spanish. (The direct object of the sentence is "Barcelona".)
    Note also: Personal pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella, etc) are often dropped in Spanish unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
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    More than a Spanish Language Game

    If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE.
    You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
    Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.

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