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Created by Lucas Kern

Basic Lesson No 7

The Plural Article

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The Plural Article

This time I have good news. The plural article stays always the same. As you already know, we have three main articles in German: der (masculine), die (feminine) and das (neuter).

If we use a noun in the plural form, we always use the same article: die. Well, at least in the nominative case, but please don’t worry too much about the German cases at this point. Always Step by step – always. Today let’s focus on the main article in the plural form.

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 7A
Einzahl / Singular Mehrzahl / Plural
der Mann die Männer
Der Mann liest. Die Männer lesen.
die Frau die Frauen
Die Frau isst. Die Frauen essen.
der Junge die Jungen
Der Junge trinkt. Die Jungen trinken.
das Mädchen die Mädchen
Das Mädchen schreibt. Die Mädchen schreiben.

Basic Lesson No 7B

The Plural Article

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 7B

Frage:
Was machen (do, make) die Männer?

Kurze Antwort:
lesen
Lange Antwort:
Die Männer lesen.

Was machen die Frauen?
essen
Die Frauen essen.

Was machen die Jungen – spielen oder trinken?
trinken
Die Jungen trinken.

Was machen die Mädchen – spielen?
Nein, nicht spielen.
schreiben
Die Mädchen schreiben.

Aber (but) was macht das Mädchen?
Das Mädchen schreibt.

Das Mädchen schreibt. (Just one girl)
Die Mädchen schreiben. (More than one girl)

Don’t get confused by the grammar! It is really just a matter of repetition. There are two ways to learn grammar like this:

a) Repeat my basic lessons until you understand it
b) Practice with my TPRS audio stories (my three packages) and develop a natural feeling for the correct grammar.

Don’t learn grammar rules by heart!

It is much better to develop a natural feeling for the correct grammar! If you sign up to my email course I will show you how.

Keep it up – you can do it!

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