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Basic Lesson No 16

Ich mag … – I like …

Basic German Lesson 1 and 2
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Ich mag…  /  Ich mag kein(e) …

When someone is asking you if you like something and you don’t then you use the word kein(e) to negate your statement. At the moment don’t worry too much whether you should use kein or keine.

Always step by step. Let’s take one thing at a time.

Just a hint at this point:
It has something to do with the article of the noun. For example: Ich mag keine Äpfel (keine because of die Äpfel).

How To Learn With Part A

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

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      Lesson 16A

mögen (to like)

Die Frau mag Äpfel.
The woman likes apples.

Der Junge mag keine Äpfel.
The boy doesn’t like apples.

Der Junge mag Süßigkeiten.
The boy likes sweets.

Der Mann mag keine Süßigkeiten.
The man doesn’t like sweets.

Der Mann mag Bier.
The man likes beer.

Das Mädchen mag kein Bier.
The girl doesn’t like beer.

Das Mädchen mag Schokolade.
The girl likes chocolate.

Basic Lesson No 16B

Ich mag … – I like …

Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

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.

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      Lesson 16B

Frage:
Was mag die Frau? 

Kurze Antwort:
Äpfel

Lange Antwort:
Die Frau mag Äpfel.
Sie mag Äpfel.

Mag der Junge Äpfel?
Nein, der Junge mag keine Äpfel.
Er mag keine Äpfel.

Was mag der Junge?
Süßigkeiten
Der Junge mag Süßigkeiten.
Er mag Süßigkeiten.

Mag der Mann Süßigkeiten?
Nein, der Mann mag keine Süßigkeiten.
Er mag keine Süßigkeiten.

Mag der Mann Äpfel?
Nein, der Mann mag auch keine Äpfel.
Er mag auch keine Äpfel.

Was mag der Mann dann?
Bier
Der Mann mag Bier.
Er mag Bier.
Ach so! (I see!)

Mag das Mädchen Schokolade oder Bier?
Schokolade
Natürlich (of course) Schokolade
Das Mädchen mag Schokolade.
Das Mädchen mag natürlich kein Bier.
Das Mädchen mag nur (only) Schokolade.
Es mag Schokolade.

Remember: es because of das Mädchen
Another example: Das Haus ist rot => Es ist rot.
But in this case it is also OK to say: „Sie mag Schokolade“, because a girl is a female being.

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      Lesson 16C

Negate your statement

When someone is asking you if you like something and you don’t then you use the word kein(e) to negate your statement:

Der Junge mag Süßigkeiten, aber (but) keine Äpfel.

Der Mann mag Bier, aber keine Süßigkeiten.

Das Mädchen mag Schokolade, aber kein Bier.

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      Lesson 16D

Das Verb „mögen“ = „to like“ (irregular verb)

 

Singular

Ich mag Schokolade.
Du magst Süßigkeiten.
Er mag keine Süßigkeiten.
Sie mag kein Bier.
Es mag Milch.

Plural

Wir mögen Ferien.
Ihr mögt Deutsch.
Sie mögen keine Spinnen.

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      Motivation

Thomas A. Edison:

Ich bin nicht entmutigt, denn jeder erkannte Irrtum ist ein weiterer Schritt nach vorne.

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Keep it up – you can do it!

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