German Language Game: Ich suche...



Quick German Language Game: "Ich suche..." - (I'm looking for...)
A quick online German game to learn and practice 16 words and phrases in the context of a brief story.
Michael has arrived by train in Heidelberg.
Now he's looking for the street where his friend lives.
He asks a passerby, who gives him directions.

Asking for and understanding basic directions in German should really be part of your essential toolkit for traveling in a German-speaking country. 
Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD, right after or along with the speaker.
It's an excellent way to improve your pronunciation and internalize grammar without thinking about it.
For example: folgen + dative case.
- die Straße = the street
- Sie folgen der Straße = you follow the street
No need to "learn" this structure ("die" becomes "der" with some verbs). Just be aware of it.
After it comes up a few times, it will seem quite familiar.

Words in German Language Game

  • Entschuldigung - Excuse me
  • ich suche - I'm looking for [suchen]
  • die Straße - the street
  • sie ist nicht weit - it's not far [ref. die Straße]
  • gut - good
  • laufen - to walk
  • dann bin ich richtig gelaufen - then I took the right route 
  • Sie folgen der Endemannstraße - you follow Endemann Street
  • nach links - to the left
  • ich sehe - I see [sehen]
  • dann geradeaus - then straight ahead
  • nach rechts - to the right
  • auf die Schillerstraße - onto Schiller Street
  • das ist einfach - that's easy
  • vielen Dank - many thanks
  • gern geschehen - you're welcome

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German Language Game: Ist hier noch frei?



Quick German Language Game: "Ist hier noch frei?" - (Is this spot/seat/chair free?)
With this quick online German game, you can learn and practice 17 words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
On the train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, Michael finds a seat at the window.
As he reads his travel guide, he hears a familiar inquiry as someone is looking for a seat: "Ist dieser Platz noch frei?" (Is this seat still free?)
This is a very useful phrase to have when traveling in Germany. Especially because it is customary to share tables at a casual restaurant, beer hall, café outside, etc. 
Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD, right after or along with the speaker. It's an excellent way to improve your pronunciation and internalize grammar without thinking about it.
For example: Typical German contractions.
- "zum" = zu + dem [er geht zum Gleis - he goes to the track]
- "im" = in + dem [im Zug - in the train]
- "am" = an + dem [am Fenster - at the window]

Words in German Language Game

  • er geht - he goes [gehen]
  • zum Gleis zwölf - to track 12
  • er fragt - he asks [fragen]
  • er muss nicht lange warten - he doesn't have to wait long
  • bis der Zug kommt - until the train comes
  • im Zug findet er - in the train he finds [finden]
  • sofort - right away
  • einen Platz am Fenster - [finds] a seat at the window
  • gerade als - just as
  • er beginnt - he begins [beginnen]
  • der Reiseführer - the travel guide
  • lesen - to read
  • er hört - he hears [hören]
  • Ist dieser Platz noch frei? - Is this seat still free?
  • eine junge Frau - a young woman
  • sie setzt sich - she sits down [sich setzten]
  • ihm gegenüber - across from him

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Spanish Language Game: ¿Cuándo sale el tren?



Spanish Language Game: "¿Cuándo sale el tren?" (When does the train leave?) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 13 Spanish words and phrases, in the context of a mini-story. 
David has just bought a ticket from Barcelona to Granada.
Now he asks the "vendedora de billetes" when the next train will leave and from what track.
This short episode also comes up in our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (which we call scenes).
In the 36 scenes of the course you learn and practice 750 useful words.
(The full Spanish 1 course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
Mini-stories are a great way to get more familiar with Spanish vocabulary and Spanish pronunciation.
Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • David toma - David takes [tomar]
  • su billete - his ticket
  • entonces - then
  • le pregunta a la vendedora de billetes - he asks the ticket agent
  • ¿cuándo sale el próximo tren? - when does the next train leave?
  • en siete minutos - in seven minutes
  • a las ocho en punto - at eight on the dot
  • ¿tengo que? - do I have to
  • hacer transbordo - to change trains
  • el tren va directo - the train goes direct
  • ¿sabe? - do you know (formal)
  • por que vía - on what track
  • por la vía doce - on track twelve

Note: In the sentence: 'Entonces le pregunta a la vendedora de billetes', the pronoun "le" (her) is redundant and just specifies the person David is asking.
At the end of the game, you'll hear the story again. Listen to it without translating.

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Italian Language Game: È libero questo posto



Italian Language Game: È libero questo posto? - Is this seat free?
In this quick Italian online game, you'll learn and practice 16 Italian phrases in the context of a mini-story.
This brief episode tells about Marco's train trip from Pisa to Florence.
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
As you play the game, say the Italian OUT LOUD.
Once you know the words, don't translate, just try to understand! 
After you've practiced and recalled some of the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again.
This time "shadow" the sentences, by saying them together with the speaker in natural speed.
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.

Phrases in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • va - he goes [andare]
  • al bianario tre - to track three
  • non deve - he doesn't have to
  • aspettare a lungo - to wait long
  • prima che il treno arrivi - before the train arrives [prima che + subjunctive]
  • sul treno - on the train
  • trova subito - he finds right away [trovare]
  • un posto al finestrino - a seat at the (train) window
  • proprio mentre - just as
  • inizia a leggere - he begins to read
  • la guida turistica - the travel guide
  • sente - he hears [sentire]
  • È libero questo posto? - Is this seat free?
  • una giovane donna - a young woman
  • si siede - (she) sits down [sedersi]
  • di fronte a lui - opposite to him

After playing the game, look at the words again and read them aloud.
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Italian Language Game: Quando parte...?



Italian Language Game: Quando parte il prossimo treno? - When does the next train leave?
In this quick online game, you'll practice 13 Italian words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Marco has just bought a ticket to take the train from Pisa to Florence.
He asks the ticket agent when the train will leave and from what track. 
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
Always say the words, phrases, and sentences OUT LOUD.
Don't translate, and try to understand as you speak! 
After you've practiced and recalled the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again.
This time "shadow" the sentences, by saying them together with the speaker in natural speed.

Phrases in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • prende - s/he takes [prendere]
  • il suo biglietto - his ticket
  • poi - then
  • chiede alla biglietteria - he asks the ticket agent [chiedere]
  • quando parte il prossimo treno? - when does the next train leave?
  • il treno regionale veloce - the fast regional train
  • tra sette minuti - in seven minutes
  • alle dieci e diciotto - at ten eighteen
  • devo cambiare treno? - do I have to change trains?
  • no, non deve - no, you don't have to [dovere]
  • sa - you know (formal) [sapere]
  • da quale binario - from which track
  • dal binario tre - from track three

After playing the game, look at the words again and read them aloud.
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More Than an Italian Language Game

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