German Language Story: Michaels Reise 5



German Language Story: In the fifth part of Michael's trip to Germany, (Michaels Reise 5), he travels to Munich where he checks into a hotel. (photo by Philipp Bachhuber on unsplash)
He does some sightseeing and spends a day at the Deutsches Museum, famous for its masterpieces of science and technology.
In the evening, he meets up with friends to eat at the Hofbräuhaus.
Later, they take the subway to the trendy Schwabing neighborhood.
Hear and read Part 5 of his journey in German. It contains about 120 essential words and phrases in context.
Play the story as many times as you like.
To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence after or along with the speaker.
After the story, you can go through Flash Cards to recall the 10 key verbs below.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Michaels Reise 5

  • sehen - to see
  • helfen - to help
  • aussteigen - to get off (a vehicle)
  • brauchen - to need
  • aufschreiben - to write down
  • besichtigen - to look at, tour
  • hinaufgehen - to go up
  • versuchen - to try
  • verbringen - to spend (time)
  • anrufen - to call (by phone)

Deutsches Museum

Founded in 1903, the German Museum in Munich - Deutsches Museum - is the world's largest museum of science and technology. It's located on a small island - Museumsinsel - in the river Isar.  For anyone interested in science and technology, this is a must.
Note: In German, "Deutsches Museum" changes to "das Deutsche Museum" when you add the article "the" (das).

A translation is available on the computer when you roll over a sentence. (But German only on a phone or tablet).
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German Language Story: Michaels Reise 4



German Language Story: In the fourth part of Michael's trip through Germany (Michaels Reise 4), he goes to his friend Karl's place in Heidelberg.
There he meets Karl's girlfriend and is invited to use the informal "du".
Hear and read German Part 4 of Michael's journey through Germany. It's about 4 minutes long, and contains 145 words and phrases in context.
Speak every sentence after (or along with) the native speaker to practice the rhythm of naturally spoken German.
After the story, you can go through Flash Cards to recall the 10 key verbs below.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Michaels Reise 4

  • erklären - to explain
  • suchen - to look for
  • folgen - to follow
  • öffnen - to open
  • begrüßen - to greet (someone)
  • sich freuen - to be pleased, glad
  • duzen - to say "du", use informal "you"
  • treffen - to meet, get together
  • denken - to think
  • bestellen - to order

A translation is available on the computer when you roll over a sentence. (German only on a phone or tablet).
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German Language Story: Michaels Reise 3



German Language Story: In the third part of Michael's trip to Germany (Michaels Reise 3), he stays for a few days in Frankfurt.
He walks through the city and goes to a café with his cousin Julia.
After a couple more days of sightseeing, he takes a train to Heidelberg.
There he calls a friend he had met back home.
Hear and read Part 3 of Michael's journey through Germany. It's about 4 minutes long, and contains 140 words and phrases in context.
After the story, you can go through flash cards to recall the 10 key verbs below.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Michaels Reise 3

  • zahlen - to pay
  • fragen - to ask
  • spazieren - to walk, stroll
  • nehmen - to take
  • fahren - to go (by vehicle)
  • gehen - to go, walk
  • warten - to wait
  • lesen - to read
  • hören - to hear
  • ankommen - to arrive

As you follow the story, repeat every sentence after, or along with the native speaker.
You can see the translation on the computer by rolling over a sentence.
(On a phone or tablet you can hear and see only the German story.)
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German Language Story: Michaels Reise 2



German Language Story: In the second part of Michael's trip to Germany, (Michaels Reise 2), he visits his aunt and uncle in Frankfurt.
His cousin Julia shows him around the city.
Hear and read Part 2 of Michael's journey in German. It contains 130 words and phrases in context.
Practice your pronunciation by repeating every sentence after, or at the same time as the native speaker.
After the story, you can go through flash cards to recall the 10 key verbs below.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Michaels Reise 2

  • essen - to eat
  • kommen - to come
  • zeigen - to show
  • bringen - to bring, take
  • schlafen - to sleep
  • wecken - to awaken
  • rufen - call
  • schreiben - to write
  • gehen - to go
  • heißen - to be called

On the computer you can see the translation by rolling over a sentence (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice and recall the individual words and phrases contained in this story, register or log in and go to German 1, Michael in Deutschland.


German Language Story: Michaels Reise 1



German Language Story: In the first part of Michael's trip to Germany, (Michaels Reise 1), he flies from Boston to Frankfurt.
Hear and read the first part of his journey in German. It contains 125 essential words and phrases in context.
Play the story as many times as you like.
To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence after, or even along with the speaker.
After the story, you can go through flash cards to recall the 10 key verbs below.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Michaels Reise 1

  • trinken - to drink
  • sprechen - to speak
  • üben - to practice
  • lernen - to learn
  • fliegen - to fly
  • besuchen - to visit
  • bleiben - to stay
  • abholen - to pick up, get
  • wohnen - to live, reside
  • winken - to wave

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