German Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in German which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.


Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in German

Negation German Audio
Not yetnoch nicht
No oneniemand
No longernicht mehr
Cannotnicht können
Should notnicht sollen

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full German sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

German Negation in a Sentence

English German Audio
Don't worry!Keine Sorge!
I cannot remember the wordIch mich nicht an das Wort erinnern
I do not speak JapaneseIch spreche kein Japanisch
I don't know!Ich weiss nicht!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetIch kann noch nicht fließend Italienisch sprechen
I'm not interested!Das interessiert mich nicht!
No one here speaks GreekHier spricht keiner Griechisch
No problem!Kein Problem!
This is not correctDas ist nicht richtig
This is wrongDas ist falsch
We don't understandWir verstehen nicht.
You should not forget this wordDu solltest dieses Wort nicht vergessen


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in German

Body German Audio
StomachMagen, Bauch


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Daily Conversation in German

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in German

English German Audio
He feels with his handEr tastet/fühlt mit seiner Hand
I smell with my noseIch rieche mit meiner Nase
She has beautiful eyesSie hat schöne Augen
She tastes with her tongueSie schmeckt mit ihrer Zunge
We see with our eyesWir sehen mit unseren Augen
You hear with your earsDu hörst mit deinen Ohren
How old are you?Wie alt bist du?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldIch bin (zwanzig, dreißig,…) Jahre alt
Are you married?Bist du verheiratet?
Do you have children?Hast du Kinder?
I have to goIch muss gehen
I will be right back!Ich bin gleich zurück!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in German about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.

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