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Learn German Easily

Created by Lucas Kern

Learn German Easily

Created by Lucas Kern

Here is the 3rd part of the email course:

To grasp the full concept of the course, read carefully to the end of these pages.  

>>> If you want to repeat the previous rules...

… click the links: 

Rule No. 1
>>> Always Study Phrases, Never Only Individual Words

Rule No 2
>>> Don’t Study Grammar Rules

Auf dem Klo!

Man erkennt nie, was man hat, bis es weg ist. Toilettenpapier ist ein gutes Beispiel 🙂

Please read everything about Rule No. 3 before you read the translation of this sentence (the sentence belongs to my vocabulary lesson farther below on this page).

Rule No. 3

This advice sounds simple but it is very powerful and it will help you 100 times more than any grammar book:

>>> Listen, Listen, Listen

You need to listen to easy German a lot!

Well, “easy” is relative. You need to listen to German that you do understand!
Just listening to German podcasts or watching movies won’t help. You need to listen to something that you do understand (at least 90% of it).

That’s why I translated all the main sentences (of my vocabulary lessons) and my audio stories (e.g. Schneckenwitz) so that you don’t have to look up words in a dictionary. This saves a lot of time.

I always recommend practicing with the main sentences or the main story as long as it takes until you do understand the spoken sentences easily. If you have achieved this, you can go on to the question and answer part.

Today, I want to give you the first part of one of my vocabulary lessons (I have 76 funny audio lessons of this type in my online store, each with a question and answer part). Today I’ll give you the sentences without the questions and answers – this will come next time. 🙂

If you think – wow, this lesson is far too difficult for me …

– well, try it anyway! Try it and repeat it many times!!!

As a matter of fact, you have all you need to improve your German very quickly (even as a beginner):

  • The English translation (for understanding)
  • The recorded speaker (for pronunciation)
  • The written words (for spelling)

The three things above are very important in order to learn a foreign language effectively.

You cannot learn a foreign language only from a textbook (grammar book). What you need to do is: listen, listen and listen!

If you are not familiar with my method and haven’t practiced with my lessons before, try to do the following:

  • Read the text in German and English.
  • Read silently and listen to my voice at the same time.
  • Read the German version along with me and/or repeat after me.
  • Do this many times until you feel comfortable

Try to imitate my voice. It puts your mouth through the exercise of saying the words in decent German pronunciation and puts the German right into your head. The more you repeat the more familiar it gets.

Vocabulary Lesson 

(The download version is included in my Package XL).

Now practice with the first part of this vocabulary lesson. If you are a beginner, don’t worry, just repeat it over and over again (listen, listen, listen).

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      Voc Lesson
German English
das Wunder (singular)
/ die Wunder (plural)
the miracle
/ the miracles
Hallo Mama! Ich habe gute Nachrichten! Du hast 100% in deinem Deutschtest? Ich sagte, ich habe gute Nachrichten und kein Wunder! Hi Mom! I have good news! You got a 100% on your German test? I said I have good news, not a miracle!
erste first
Du weißt, was wunderschön ist – oder? Lese das erste Wort noch mal. You know what’s beautiful – right? Read the first word again.
der Stalker (singular)
/ die Stalker (plural)
the Stalker
/ the Stalkers
Jemand folgt dir auf Twitter => Juhu, ein neuer Follower! Jemand folgt dir im richtigen Leben => Oh mein Gott ein Stalker! Someone follows you on Twitter => Yeah, a new follower! Someone follows you in real life => Oh my God a stalker!
zweimal twice
Ich habe mich auf den ersten Blick verliebt. Ich hätte zweimal hinschauen sollen. 🙁 I fell in love at first sight. I should have looked twice.
die Panik the panic 
Dieser Augenblick der Panik, wenn die Person, die deine Haare schneidet plötzlich sagt: “Ups“. That moment of panic when the person cutting your hair says, “whoops“.
übrig left, left over
Wenn ich 10 Schokoladenkuchen habe und jemand möchte einen haben, wie viele Schokoladenkuchen habe ich übrig? Das ist richtig => 10. 🙂 If I have 10 chocolate cakes and someone wants to have 1, how many chocolate cakes do I have left? That’s right => 10.
erkennen realize
Man erkennt nie, was man hat, bis es weg ist. Toilettenpapier ist ein gutes Beispiel. 🙂 You never realize what you have till it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example!

das Wunder (singular)
/ die Wunder (plural)

the miracle
/ the miracles

Hallo Mama! Ich habe gute Nachrichten! Du hast 100% in deinem Deutschtest? Ich sagte, ich habe gute Nachrichten und kein Wunder! 

Hi Mom! I have good news! You got a 100% on your German test? I said I have good news,
not a miracle!

erste
first

Du weißt, was wunderschön ist – oder? Lese das erste Wort noch mal.  

You know what’s beautiful – right? Read the first word again.

der Stalker (singular)
/ die Stalker (plural)

the Stalker
/ the Stalkers

Jemand folgt dir auf Twitter => Juhu, ein neuer Follower! Jemand folgt dir im richtigen Leben => Oh mein Gott ein Stalker! 

Someone follows you on Twitter => Yeah, a new follower! Someone follows you in real life => Oh my God a stalker!

zweimal
twice

Ich habe mich auf den ersten Blick verliebt. Ich hätte zweimal hinschauen sollen. 🙁 

I fell in love at first sight. I should have looked twice.

die Panik
the panic

Dieser Augenblick der Panik, wenn die Person, die deine Haare schneidet plötzlich sagt: “Ups“. 

That moment of panic when the person cutting your hair says, “whoops“.

übrig
left, left over

Wenn ich 10 Schokoladenkuchen habe und jemand möchte einen haben, wie viele Schokoladenkuchen habe ich übrig? Das ist richtig => 10. 🙂

If I have 10 chocolate cakes and someone wants to have 1, how many chocolate cakes do I have left? That’s right => 10.

erkennen
realize

Man erkennt nie, was man hat, bis es weg ist. Toilettenpapier ist ein gutes Beispiel. 🙂

You never realize what you have till it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example!

Auf dem Klo!
!

Don't stop now!

Go back up and practice again. Check the translation until you understand the German sentences then listen to this lessons over and over again! Listen, Listen, Listen!!!

Just to avoid misunderstandings 🙂

The email course is free and will teach you very powerful techniques. However, if you want more learning materials to learn German much faster and up to a fluent level, I recommend getting additional materials.

But don’t buy another grammar book! 🙂 

Start looking for Listen and Answer Stories (like the free Schneckenwitz story that you can download farther below on this page).

Make sure that the „Listen and Answer Stories“ have a big Question and Answer Part and that they are translated into English or your native language so that you don’t waste your time looking up words in a dictionary. This will increase your vocabulary, your understanding of the word order and, of course, your pronunciation. Make also sure that they are funny or interesting to you so they keep you motivated.

If you want to improve your speaking ability up to a fluent level then you should integrate the Question and Answer Technique regularly in your learning process. This technique forces your brain to think in German step by step and this is what you need if you want to learn to speak German fluently.

Go to your nearest book store or check out my online store and get the Listen and Answer Stories that I created. They have all you need to learn to speak German fluently and to improve your German in the sense explained above. You can buy and download my packages from anywhere in the world.

Rule No. 3

Listen, Listen, Listen!

Here is another video. Please read this before you watch the video.

AJ Hoge is an English teacher who also uses the TPRS method. He explains the rules in his videos very vividly and that’s why I integrated the videos. In these video clips he talks about learning English, but the rules are the same if you want to learn German or any other language.

You heard what AJ just said in the video: You need to listen, listen and listen. So go back up and listen to my vocabulary lesson a couple of times more.

What we’ve learned so far:

Rule No. 1  
Always Study Phrases, Never Only Individual Words

Rule No. 2 
Don’t Study Grammar Rules!

Rule No. 3 
Listen, Listen, Listen!

Most of my students learn to speak German fluently in less than one year by following all 7 rules and practicing with all my vocabulary lessons, TPRS Audio Stories and Fairy Tales.

Still to come:
Rule No. 4, 5, 6 and Rule No. 7

All rules are important, but Rule No. 7 is the most important one. I’m going to introduce you to a method that will teach you how to think in German and this is very important if you want to speak German fluently.

Have you downloaded my Schneckenwitz yet?

If not, you can do it here: 

Download Page: Audio Story

Keep it up – you can do it!

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