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Lesson 1: Getting Started

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Say hello and goodbye to a friend

Study the first page of this lesson. Don't try to memorize everything. Just read the dialogs aloud and slowly.

To say hello to a young person, use 'hallo' (hello) or 'hi'.

Hallo
  Thomas.
Hello Thomas.
Hi
  Sven.
Hi
  Sven.


To introduce yourself and ask for another person's name, use 'Ich heisse ...' (My name is ...) and 'Wie heisst du?' (What's your name?).

Hallo
.
Ich
  heisse Stefan.
Und
 
wie
  heisst
du
?
Hello. My name is Stefan. And what'
s
  your name?
Ich
  heisse Lisa.
My name is Lisa.

Try to read aloud the two dialogs above. When you are done, read the two dialogs below and then repeat them aloud. While doing this, please don't worry about your pronunciation. You will later learn in this lesson how to pronounce the different words in German.

Here are some examples for asking your friends, how they are and how things are going.

Hallo
  Markus.
Wie
 
geht
 
es
 
dir
?
Hello Markus. How are you?
Sehr
 
gut
,
danke
.
Und
 
dir
?
Very well, thanks. And you?
Na ja,
es
 
geht
  so.
Well, so-so.

Hi
  Katja.
Hi
  Katja.
Hallo
  Tina.
Wie
 
geht
'
s
?
Hello Tina. How'
s
  it going?
Gut
,
danke
.
Fine, thanks.

To say goodbye to someone, use the following expressions:

tschüss
bye
Bis
 
morgen
.
See you tomorrow.
Bis
 
später
.
See you later.


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