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Getting started with German 2
Getting started with German 2

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2 Let’s have breakfast!

Now have a go at Activity 2, in which you’ll hear people describing what they usually eat for breakfast.

Activity 2

Listen to three people saying what they usually eat for breakfast. From the list below, select all words you can hear. Some words are mentioned more than once.

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a. 

Kaffee


b. 

Honig


c. 

Milch


d. 

Müsli


e. 

Orangensaft


f. 

Ei


g. 

Eier


h. 

Toast


i. 

Tee


j. 

Croissant


k. 

Brot


l. 

Brötchen


m. 

Schinken


n. 

Wurst


o. 

Tomaten


p. 

Käse


q. 

Oliven


r. 

Marmelade


s. 

Jogurt


The correct answers are a, c, d, f, h, k, l, m, p, r and s.

Answer

The correct answers were: Brot, Toast, Marmelade, Käse, Milch, Müsli, Ei, Schinken Brötchen, Kaffee, Jogurt.

In Activity 2, apart from German words for certain food and drink, you also heard two important verbs: essen (to eat) and trinken (to drink). Trinken is a regular verb. You might already be familiar with the verb forms in the present tense, but in Table 1, there is a quick reminder.

Table 1 The present tense of the regular verb trinken
trinken
ich trinke wir trinken
du trinkst ihr trinkt
er/sie/es trinkt Sie/sie trinken

The verb essen, however, is slightly irregular. Like some other irregular verbs – for example sprechen (to speak) or fahren (to travel) – you can see that there is a vowel change in the 2nd and 3rd person singular.

Table 2 The present tense of the irregular verb essen
essen
ich esse wir essen
du isst ihr esst
er/sie/es isst Sie/sie essen