This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in German. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at German Classes.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, German, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|As... as||so ... wie|
|As tall as||So groß wie|
|Taller than||größer als|
|Shorter than||kürzer als|
|Less beautiful||weniger schön|
|Most beautiful||am schönsten|
|You are happy||Du bist glücklich / Sie sind glücklich / ihr seid glücklich|
|You are as happy as Maya||Du bist so glücklich wie Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Du bist glücklicher als Maya|
|You are the happiest||Sie sind der glücklichste|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Können Sie weniger nehmen?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Akzeptieren Sie Kreditkarten?|
|How much is this?||Wie viel kostet das?|
|I'm just looking||Ich schau mich nur um|
|Only cash please!||Nur Barzahlung bitte!|
|This is too expensive||Das ist zu teuer|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Ich bin Vegetarier|
|It is very delicious!||Es schmeckt mir sehr gut!|
|May we have the check please!||Können wir bitte die Rechnung haben?|
|The bill please!||Die Rechnung bitte!|
|Waiter / waitress!||Kellner / Kellnerin!|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||Was empfehlen Sie?|
|What's the name of this dish?||Wie heisst dieses Gericht?|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||Wo gibt es ein gutes Restaurant?|
|A cup of||Ein Tasse|
|A glass of||Ein Glas|
|Black pepper||Schwarzer Pfeffer|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Trinkgeld|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in German about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.