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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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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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. 
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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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German language Game: Wie komme ich?



German Quick Language Game: "Wie komme ich ...?" (How do I get [to a place]?)
You'll learn and practice combining this expression with masculine, feminine, and neuter nouns - by playing a short and fun online language learning game.

Vocabulary in German Language Game

  • der Bahnhof - the train station
  • der Marktplatz - the Market Square
  • das Schloss - the castle
  • das Hotel - the hotel
  • die S-Bahn - the rapid train
  • die Straße - the street
  • Wie komme ich ...? - How do I get (to) ...?
  • zum Bahnhof - to the train station
  • zum Marktplatz - to the Market Square
  • zum Schloss - to the castle
  • zum Hotel - to the hotel
  • zur S-Bahn - to the rapid train
  • zur Sophienstraße - to Sophien Street

Note that "zum" is a contraction of the more emphatic "zu dem".  (Both mean "to the", and go with either masculine or neuter nouns).
The word "zur" is a contraction of the more emphatic "zu der". (Both mean "to the",  and go with feminine nouns).
For example:

  • zum Bahnhof = a contraction of "zu dem Bahnhof" [der Bahnhof]
  • zum Schloss = a contraction of "zu dem Schloss" [das Schloss]
  • zur S-Bahn = a contraction of "zu der S-Bahn" [die S-Bahn]

This may seem complicated because the preposition "zu" takes the "dative case".
But don't even think about that.
Just practice the phrase so that it goes into your ear and brain. You'll then use the correct form automatically.
That's what young kids learning their language do. Believe me, they've never heard about the "dative case".
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German Language Game: Hello Goodbye



In this German Quick Language Game you can learn and review 11 greetings and common phrases.
Even if you learn no other German, these polite phrases are essential for any visit to a German-speaking country.
When you use these German words and expressions, you show you're willing to get out of your own language shell.
And, often they are great conversation openers with locals.
Note that "bitte" has two basic meanings, (as well as a host of others not listed here) - depending on the context.

Words and Phrases in German Language Game 

  • Hallo - Hi
  • Guten Morgen - Good morning
  • Guten Tag - Hello (standard formal greeting)
  • Guten Abend - Good evening
  • Danke - Thanks
  • Vielen Dank - Many thanks
  • Bitte - You're welcome, Please (depending on the context)
  • Gern geschehen - You're welcome (formal)
  • Entschuldigung - Excuse me (to get someone's attention, or apology)
  • Es tut mir leid - I'm sorry
  • Auf Wiedersehen - Goodbye

The key is say the German OUT LOUD after the speaker.
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