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Learn German the interesting way- Sound like a native speaker

teacher avatar Andy Gobel, Professional German teacher

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4 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Why should I take this course?

    • 2. Alphabet and basic pronunciation

    • 3. Practice the alphabet with a rhythm

    • 4. Understand this joke with spelled words in German

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About This Class

This course is perfect for people who want to learn how to speak German sounding like a native speaker.

In 15 minutes, you will 

  • learn how to pronounce every single letter in the German alphabet (including four letters which don´t exist in English)
  • train them with a rhythm to help you to memorize the sounds
  • learn every relevant letter combination through funny nonsense sentences
  • listen to a joke with some spelled words in German to test your progress in an enjoyable way

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Andy Gobel

Professional German teacher


A positive learning experience is the key to effective learning

I am a native-speaking professional German teacher with more than ten years experience teaching German as a foreign language. I also have university qualifications in music, philosophy and teaching.

My interest in teaching German started, when I helped my wife to learn German from the very beginning. I realized soon, that the most important way to succeed in learning a new language is to have fun doing it. After thousands of German lessons with all kinds of students through the years, this simple truth has been confirmed over and over again. That?s why my teaching aims to keep the learning efficient by providing a good experience.

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1. Why should I take this course?: 2. Alphabet and basic pronunciation: Now that we have already learned so many new words, it's time to have a look at the German alphabet as well as some German pronunciation facts so that you can pronounce words correctly without depending on my pronunciation. Here comes everything you need to sound like a native speaker. We start with the alphabet and I suggest that you will be my echo to practice it right away . Uh, be see day. Um, if Okay Uh huh, e yacht. And the German yacht is pronounced like the y in English, for example. Like in the word Yes. Yeah, yacht. Uh, and and And you pay and IHS t who? How v the V in German w In English. It's pronounced like the word village v. Eakes Lipsey Loan sent. This letter set is pronounced like the end of the word rights. All just a high head on a drum set. Good. Besides the regular fo bet, we have four more letters in German. The 1st 3 are also called him louder. For example, a would be our home load, etcetera. So this is Ah ah, yeah. And the last letter is pronounced like an s Sharp s and it's called s set. Okay. To be able to pronounce all German words correctly, we will now have a look at some letter combinations. First the vowels in order to remember the right sound. I have created some nonsense sentences with that same sound so that you can memorize it easier. I like in the English. Would I mine? Klein iss eyes find my little ice cream is crying Mine Klein iss ice find oy like in the English word toy Toya Toyland Toyland. Hi fi Faithful owls Whale often Toyota Toyland, Toyland Hi fi e like in a long e like in the wood. Real feel. Urbina Liban Beer. Many bees love beer. See Labine in Liban beer. This letter combination is different than in English. So it's like how in German like in the word cow. Tell her, Kalfin Oh, our tours Divers also buy cars. Tell her coffin. Oh, our tours so far The vowels. Now let's have a look at the continents s C h is pronounced like shadow and s T or s P at the beginning is quite similar. She stopped. Yeah. Sport punishes vanish. Women styles Spanish sworn, swim proudly punishes vanish. Women starts the C H letter combination can be pronounced in several ways. One of them is like the sound in law Ness Co zoot in a coffin Cook is looking for cake cause Zoot now coffin Another option is like the sound in the wood Huge ish muster wrist ease expression. I would like to speak right This sound you can train by yourself if you say the word year But you stop with the first sound like this. And now in the second step, you just take out your voice like this. This is exactly the sound we need. Each muster rich tea expression and the C H has another pronunciation when it's combined with an s like in the word text six vaccine A fair vixen six fixer six adults confuse six foxes ZX vaccine A fair vixen, Sex fixer. All right, Now you know all the relevant sounds in German. In the next lesson, we will train them accompanied by a rhythm. And hopefully you will also be able to understand a nice little joke about a mice family. See you in the next lesson 3. Practice the alphabet with a rhythm: in this lesson, we are going to practice the alphabet by call and response. We'll do that with a rhythm because it helps you to memorize the sounds. And it's also more fun. I will do the first part and then continue with the rhythm while you act like my echo. Then I do the next part and so on. Until you have imitated all the sounds ones. If it's too fast or too slow, you can accelerate or diminish the temple off this video. Let's stop. B C D E f G. Now you ha e your car and Opie Cool S T v X poopsie. Long set. Now you eggs. All right. Now I will do the whole alphabet, and then you'll be my echo off the whole alphabet to E E s G ha e your art car on em and Opie. Cool. L s t foul the x epsilon set. Now you e thanks. And I fell for bid rhythm 4. Understand this joke with spelled words in German: to test what you have learned about the German letters. I will tell you a sweet little joke in English. But some words I will spell only in German. You only will understand the joke. If you understand this spelled words here you find the English translation off these words . But in another order, a family off mice is running away from a Huh? Ah T said a as it is coming closer and closer the m oh t t a and shouts Wolf wolf. All of a sudden the cat runs away and the danger is past After that the how Ah t Okay. Ah turns around to the mouse pups and says proudly You see now how v e see? Ah t Okay, G it is to learn at least one this. Ah, Okay. I m de as p ah ah Seen, Huh? Okay. Well, there's nothing left to be added. I hope you could understand it. If not, try again.