German Language Game: Wann fährt ...?



Quick German Language Game: "Wann fährt der Intercity?" - (When does the Intercity train leave?)
With this quick online German game, you can learn and practice 13 words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
At the Central Train Station in Frankfurt, Michael has just bought a ticket to Heidelberg, and now inquires when the next train will leave and from what track. He also asks whether he'll have to change trains.
With such vocabulary, you'll have an easier time navigating the train system in a German-speaking country, especially if you're outside of a larger city.
Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD, after or together with the speaker. It's an excellent way to improve your pronunciation and to internalize grammar without thinking about it.
For example: irregular present tense of verbs.
The verb "fahren" - to go (by vehicle), takes an umlaut in the third person singular: "ich fahre" but "er fährt".
The verb "nehmen" - to take, changes the stem vowel from "e" to "i": "ich nehme" but "er nimmt". 

Words in German Language Game

  • die Fahrkarte - the ticket (train, bus, subway)
  • er nimmt - he takes [nehmen]
  • er fragt - he asks [fragen]
  • Wann fährt ...?  - When does ... leave?
  • in sieben Minuten - in seven minutes
  • um zehn Uhr achtzehn - at 10:18 a.m.
  • muss ich? - do I have to? [müssen]
  • umsteigen - to change trains, transfer
  • Er fährt direkt. - It's direct. (er = der Zug)
  • wissen Sie? - do you know? (formal) [wissen]
  • auf welchem Gleis - on what track
  • einen Moment - just a moment
  • auf Gleis zwölf - on track twelve/12

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(If you already know that "Blüten" means blossom in German - you'll learn that Blüten has still another meaning...).
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German Language Game: On the phone



Quick German Language Game: On the phone
Play this quick online German game, and practice 10 "phone" words and phrases.

Words in German Language Game

  • das Handy - the cell phone
  • wählen - to dial, choose
  • er wählt die Nummer - he dials the number
  • auf seinem Handy - on his cell phone
  • ich kann - I can
  • sprechen - to speak
  • Kann ich mit Karl sprechen? - Can I speak with Karl?
  • Es tut mir leid. - I'm sorry.
  • Er ist nicht da. - He's not here.
  • Dann fragt sie: - Then she asks:
  • Wer ist am Apparat? - Who's calling?
  • Ich bin Michael Mueller. - I'm Michael Mueller.
  • ein Freund aus Boston - a friend from Boston
  • Ich bin Karls Freundin. - I'm Karl's girlfriend.

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(If you already know that "Blüten" means blossom in German - you'll learn that Blüten has still another meaning...).
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German Language Game: Einen Kaffee bitte



Quick German Language Game: Einen Kaffee bitte.  - A coffee please.
Play this short online German game, and practice 12 words and phrases in the context of a quick mini-story.
Michael is in Frankfurt and together with his cousin Julia he goes to a café.
Learn and practice German in small chunks. With this game, you'll understand why you say "einen Kaffee" when you ask for a coffee (and not "ein Kaffee").
This mini-story is also part of our German 1 course. 
(You can play the full course for FREE by registering HERE.)

Words in Mini-Story Language Game

  • sie machen - they make [machen]
  • ihre Einkäufe - their purchases
  • sie sitzen - they sit [sitzen]
  • in einem Café - [sit] in a café
  • ich lade dich ein - I invite you (familiar) [einladen
  • du möchtest - you'd like (familiar) [mögen]
  • Was möchtest du? - What would you like? (familiar)
  • Einen Kaffee. - [I'd like] a coffee.
  • ich nehme - I'll take [nehmen]
  • einen Espresso - [I'll take] and espresso
  • Entschuldigung! - Excuse me!
  • Ja bitte? - What can I get you?/ Yes, please?

With this mini-story you learn and practice German in small chunks. 
It also helps you to see how the language is put together. (agreement, conjugations, separable prefix)
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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?".
(If you already know that "Blüten" means blossom in German - you'll learn that Blüten has still another meaning...).
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German Language Game: Kommst du mit?



Quick German Language Game: Kommst du mit?  - Are you coming along? 
With this short online German game, you learn and practice 12 words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Michael is in Frankfurt where he visits his aunt and uncle.
His cousin Julia invites him to go with her into town.
This mini-story is also part of our German 1 course. 
(You can play the full course for FREE by registering HERE.)

Words in Mini-Story Language Game

  • mitkommen - to come along
  • du kommst mit - you're coming along (familiar)
  • ich komme mit - I'm coming along
  • Wohin? - Where to?
  • müssen - to have to, must
  • ich muss - I have to
  • etwas kaufen - to buy something
  • Was ist das? - What is that?
  • bekannt - well-known
  • die Einkaufsstraße - the shopping street
  • unsere bekannte Einkaufsstraße - our well-known shopping street
  • brauchen - to need
  • du brauchst - you need (familiar)
  • ich brauche - I need
  • der Reiseführer - the travel guide
  • ich brauche einen Reiseführer - I need a travel guide

With this mini-story you learn and practice German in small chunks. 
It also helps you to see how the language is put together. (agreement, conjugations, separable prefix)
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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?".
(If you already know that "Blüten" means blossom in German - you'll learn that Blüten has still another meaning...).
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German Language Game: Ich bin froh




German Language Game
: "Ich bin froh" - I'm glad. 
Learn and practice 12 German words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
The setting is the arrival hall of the Frankfurt International Airport.
Michael meets his aunt who's come to pick him up at the airport.

This mini-story is also part of our German 1 course. (You can play the full course for FREE by registering HERE.)
As you play, say the words, phrases, and sentences OUT LOUD.

Words in German Mini-Story Language Game

  • ich bin froh - I'm glad
  • dass - that (conjunction)
  • du bist hier - you're here (familiar)
  • es ist nett - it's nice
  • von dir - of you (von +dative)
  • mich - me (direct object)
  • du holst mich ab - you're picking me up
  • mein Neffe - my nephew
  • das erste Mal - the first time
  • viele Grüße - many greetings (m, pl)
  • von meinen Eltern - from my parents (von +dative pl)
  • danke schön - thank you very much

The best way to memorize new vocabulary is to learn the words in chunks, in a context that you can remember.
Writing them out on a sheet of paper or on small index cards is also good.
And, say the words and phrases out loud whenever you can.
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More Than a German Language Game

A quick reminder: 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?"
("Blüten," of course, means blossoms in German. But the German word Blüten has still another meaning that may surprise you.)
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And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!

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