In the supermarket
This lesson's focus is mainly on food and drinking. We will also introduce the concept of irregular verbs and
we will classify them into several groups so that it will be easier for you to handle these verbs.
Herr Becker and his little daughter Anne went to the supermarket to buy food for tonight.
Their remote relatives from the United States are coming to visit them in Germany for the first time.
The Beckers want to offer them great food and the first step to prepare a great meal is to
buy the right ingredients at the supermarket.
Read the following dialog between Herr Becker and Anne aloud to yourself.
Then read it once again (aloud) before continuing with the lesson.
Now, unlike in the lessons before, we won't translate every sentence into English.
Only the new and unknown words will be translated.
Herr Becker (B): Anne, was
|what, need, for, this evening (tonight)|
|Anne (A): |
|first, need, fruit, vegetables|
|B: Ok, |
es alles dort drüben.
|Ok, that is all over there.|
|must (have to), porkchops, dumplings, to buy|
|shall, lemonade, to buy|
|A: Ja, warum nicht?||Yes, why not?|
|B (asking a store assistant): |
|Excuse me, where, to find, lemonade|
die Getränke dort drüben.
|to find, beverages, over there|
|B (to Anne): |
Wein zu Hause?
|to have, wine, at home|
|no, to be right, must, then, wine, to buy|
Repeat reading this dialog one more time. There are plenty of new things in the dialog above.
Throughout this lesson (on the following pages), we will explain everything that's new here in
detail and do plenty of exercises on the new grammar.
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