Deutsch: Meeting a New Friend
When getting to know a person the two most commonly asked questions are:
1. What’s your name? How do you call yourself?
A. Wie heißen Sie? (Formal)
B. Wie heißt Du? (informal)
This question can be answered in two ways:
A. Ich heiße Mica
B. Mein name ist Mica
2. Where do you come from?
A. Woher kommen Sie? (formal)
B. Woher kommst Du? (informal)
Here is how you answer this question:
A. Ich komme aus Deutschland.
Unlike in English, some languages have two constructions; the formal and the informal constructions. The formal construction is used when speaking to a person older than you, a person you are not really close with, or a person in authority. The informal construction, on the other hand, is used when speaking to younger people, or to people who are close to you like your friends and siblings,
Now here’s a sample conversation, imagine that these two ladies met in a coffee shop:
Prada: Guten morgen!
Lucy: Guten morgen! Wie heiße Sie?
Prada: Ich heiße Prada. Wie heiße Sie?
Lucy: Ich heiße Lucy. Woher kommen Sie Prada?
Prada: Ich komme aus Deutschland. Sie?
Lucy: Ich komme aus France.
Some German words are almost similar to the English language like the simple English greeting, hello.
Here are some greetings used when meeting people:
Guten Morgen-good morning
Guten Tag-good day (used throughout the day, I believe after 12:00pm until the sun sets and the moon rises)
Guten Abend-good evening
Gute Nacht>-good night (used before going to bed)
Now, these are some of the greetings used when parting ways with people:
Bis Morgen-see you tomorrow
One boring day I decided to challenge myself by adding another language in my two-language list (Spanish and French) I decided to learn German from scratch! I downloaded a few podcasts and got myself a notebook to record the things I’m learning. Phinologicaly speaking, it’s really different from Spanish and French but learning German will be fun! I’m sure of it! No loss in learning!:)
I haven’t blogged in a long period of time. I think I better get serious with this language blog. I promise to regularly update this blog. Seriously speaking. :-)
Leçon6: article indéfini et le verbe AVOIR
There are three indefinite articles in French:
Un (masculine form)
Une (feminine form)
Des (plural m/f form)
J’ai un frère.
Son père a deux enfants.
Elle a sœurs.
Leçon5: La Famille et Possessive Adjectives
Lesson5 is about the family, for this lesson I chose the Addams Family. As weird as it sounds, I love this family! Haha. Maybe because I grew up watching this cartoon :)
Grandmama has un fils, Gomez. Gomezis le père and la mère is Morticia. Gomez and Morticia have un fils il s’appelle Pugsley. Pugsley has une sœur, elle s’appelle Wednesday.
Gomez has un frère, Fester. Fester is l`oncle of Wednesday and Pugsley.
- la famille (The Family)
- le père (father)
- la mère (mother)
- le fils (son)
- la fille (daughter)
- le frère (brother)
- la sœur (sister)
- l`oncle (uncle)
- la grand-mère (grandmother)
Just posted the leçon4 photos! Again, I do not own the pictures. I just edited the pics! :)