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Basic Lesson No 4

The German word: „ist“

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The German word: „ist“

The German verb: sein (to be) is very important. Today I want to cover the word: ist (is) which is a form of „to be“.

We usually use it with singular nouns or with the personal pronouns er, sie, es.

sein (to be)

ich bin (I am)
du bist (you are)
er ist (he is)
sie ist (she is)
es ist (it is)

You can use it just like the English word „is“ just add the letter „t“ (is = ist).

How To Learn With Part A

  1. Have a look at the picture.
  2. Read and listen a few times.
  3. Repeat after the speaker.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. After a few repetitions go on to part B (farther below).

Tip: Always try to imagine the situations in your mind, it will help you to remember the words!

Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

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      Lesson 4A
y

Der Himmel ist blau.
The sky is blue.

Die Sonne ist gelb.
The sun is yellow.

Der Nordpol ist kalt.
The North Pole is cold.

Die Hölle ist heiß.
The Hell is hot.

Basic Lesson No 4

The German word: „ist“

How To Learn With Part B

Question and Answer Part

This technique is very effective to save new information (the words, pronunciation, structure etc.) in your brain. Don't be afraid of part B. I use the same words as in part A.

  1. Read and listen a few times to the question and answers.
  2. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
  3. After a few times don't look at the answers anymore.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.
  6. Sign up to my e-mail course and learn how to use the storytelling method (TPRS method) in order to learn to speak German fluently.
How to learn with part B

Question and Answer Part

This technique is very effective to save new information (the words, pronunciation, structure etc.) in your brain. Don't be afraid of part B. I use the same words as in part A.

  1. Read and listen a few times to the question and answers.
  2. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
  3. After a few times don't look at the answers anymore.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.
  6. Sign up to my e-mail course and learn how to use the storytelling method (TPRS method) in order to learn to speak German fluently.
Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

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      Lesson 4B

Question and Anser Part

Question:
Was (what) ist blau?

Answer:
Der Himmel
Der Himmel ist blau.

Ist der Himmel braun (brown)?
Nein (no), der Himmel ist nicht (not) braun.
Der Himmel ist blau.

Was ist gelb?
Die Sonne
Die Sonne ist gelb.

Ist der Nordpol heiß oder kalt?
kalt
Der Nordpol ist kalt.
Der Nordpol ist sehr (very) kalt.

Und ist die Hölle kalt oder heiß?
heiß
Die Hölle ist heiß.
Die Hölle ist sehr heiß.

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