Pronouns

German Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the German pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in German

Pronouns German Audio
Iich
Youdu, Sie
Heer
Shesie
Wewir
You (plural)ihr
Theysie
I love youIch liebe dich
She is beautifulSie ist schön
They are dancingSie tanzen
We are happyWir sind glücklich

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in German

Pronouns German Audio
Memir, mich
Youdir, dich, Ihnen, Sie
Himihm, ihn
Herihr, sie
Usuns
You (plural)ihr
Themihnen, sie
Can you call us?Können Sie uns anrufen?
Give me your phone numberGib mir deine Telefonnummer
I can give you my emailich kann dir meine Email-Adresse geben
Tell him to call meSag ihm, dass er mich anrufen soll

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns German

Pronouns German Audio
Mymein, meine
Yourdein, deine, Ihr, Ihre
Hissein, seine
Herihr, ihre
Ourunser, unsere
Your (plural)eurer
Theirihr, ihre
His email is...Seine Email-Adresse ist…
My phone number is...Meine Telefonnummer ist ...
Our dream is to visit SpainUnser Traum ist es, nach Spanien zu reisen
Their country is beautifulIhr Land ist schön

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in German

Pronouns German Audio
Minemeins
Yoursdeins, Ihres
Hisseins
Hersihres
Oursunseres
Yours (plural)eures
Theirsihres
Is this pen yours?Ist das dein Stift?
The book is mineDas ist mein Buch
The shoes are hersDas sind ihre Schuhe
Victory is oursDer Sieg ist unser

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in German

Travel German Audio
AirplaneFlugzeug
AirportFlughafen
BusBus
Bus stationBusbahnhof
CarAuto
FlightFlug
For businessgeschäftlich
For pleasureprivat
Help DeskHelpdesk
HotelHotel
LuggageGepäck
ParkingParken
PassportReisepass
ReservationBuchung
TaxiTaxi
TicketTicket
To travelreisen
TourismTourismus
Train (noun)Zug
Train stationBahnhof
By trainMit dem Zug
By carMit dem Auto
By busMit dem Bus
By taxiMit dem Taxi
By airplaneMit dem Flugzeug

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Daily Conversation in German

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in German

English German Audio
Do you accept credit cards?Akzeptieren Sie Kreditkarten?
How much will it cost?Wie viel kostet es?
I have a reservationIch habe eine Reservierung
I'd like to rent a carIch möchte ein Auto mieten
I'm here on business / on vacation.Ich bin hier auf Geschäftsreise / im Urlaub.
Is this seat taken?Ist dieser Platz besetzt?
It was nice meeting youEs war nett, Sie kennenzulernen
Take this! (when giving something)Hier, bitte.
Do you like it?Gefällt es dir?
I really like it!Ich mag es wirklich!
I'm just kiddingIch scherze nur
I'm hungryIch habe Hunger
I'm thirstyIch habe Durst

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in German about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.

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