German Stories | Learn German with Stories

German Stories | Learn German with Stories

Learn German with the only German learning podcast that picks you up at your level, leads you to your goal in small steps, and has an ongoing story that makes you hungry for more. Find out more at German-Stories.com!

Episodes

November 30, 2021 4 min
What's so special about German Stories?
  • We pick you up at your level, with a constant, low ammount of new words per episode, starting from zero.
  • We lead you to your goal in small steps, (we split the grammar into 100 pieces and slowly spoonfeed it to you).
  • We have a full-blown, continuous story, played by over 30 professional voice actors, designed to always make you hungry for more!
  • The story will have 100 episodes in total, and ...

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    Greet someone & personal pronouns: Sie, ich, er.

    Paul gets to know Meili in front of the university in Munich. We start nice and slow with our story. Various dramatic events will soon unfold, though ...

    Click here for the transcript, online lesson and all extras: german-stories.com/1-ich-bin-paul-greet-someone-speak-formally

    German Stories is the first podcast that combines all of these 3 features:
  • Firstly, we pick you up at yo...
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    Ask for help & personal pronouns: du, sie, es, wir.

    Paul and Meili get to know each other better. She has to find Anna Maywald's office in the university. Can Paul help her?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/2-konnen-sie-mir-helfen-pronouns-du-sie-wir

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    We want to tell our German Stories to the whole world. That’s why the podcast will always stay free. But without the suppo...

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    Numbers 1-12, say thank you & the possessive -s.

    Paul helps Meili in the university and they look for Anna's office together. They find the office. What will happen when they go inside?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/3-wo-ist-das-buro-numbers-1-12

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    On our German Stories website, you can see the meaning of every single word in each episode. Just tap on it! You can also activate whole sen...

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    January 27, 2022 8 min

    Ask and answer questions about one's condition & personal pronouns: ihr, sie (plural), Sie (plural).

    Meili and Paul meet Anna in her office in the university. Meili says she wants to enroll in a course of study. Paul is shocked because he ran out of time and has to get to work very quickly. Will Paul get to work on time?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/4-wie-gehts-pronouns-in-plural-ihr-sie

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    February 13, 2022 10 min

    Numbers 13-22, buy a ticket for public transport, ask politely & verb conjugations singular: (ich) komme, wohne, arbeite.

    Paul is in a hurry to get to work on time. He needs to buy a ticket for the subway. But the ticket seller takes a lot of time ... The subway train is already coming. Will Paul still get it?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/5-eine-fahrkarte-bitte-numbers-13-22

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    Numbers till one million, understand a newspaper article & w-questions, verb conjugations singular: (du) kommst, wohnst, arbeitest.

    Paul is in the subway on his way to work. He's reading the newspaper: An article about burglars where Fritz is the police contact person. He is Paul's friend. Will he catch the thieves?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/6-diebe-stehlen-bei-grosskauf-verb-conjugations-singula...

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    Make an appointment, alphabet part 1 & the declarative sentence, verb conjugations singular: (er, sie, es) kommt, wohnt, arbeitet.

    Paul calls Anna. They arrange to meet for coffee on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Anna has no time because she already meets Meili. Anna meets Meili privately? Are they friends now? She didn't say anything about it ...

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/7-wann-hast-du-zeit-make-an-appoin...

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    March 6, 2022 14 min

    Talk about family, alphabet part 2 & the w-question sentence, verb conjugations plural: (wir, ihr, sie, Sie) kommen/kommt, wohnen/wohnt, arbeiten/arbeitet.

    Paul and Anna are sitting in a café. They’re talking about their friend Tim and his family photo. His sister is getting married tomorrow. Anna's meeting with Meili was great. They both think she is nice. Why is Anna invited to the wedding but Paul not?

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    Talk about professions, spell names, alphabet part 3 & the yes/no-question sentence, demonstrative pronouns.

    Paul and Anna are still sitting in the café, and they're talking about jobs. Paul was late for work the other day, and he was in trouble with his boss. Will he lose his job?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/9-wo-arbeitest-du-talk-about-professions

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    Ask for names and origin, talk about languages & indefinite article (ein, eine), countries VS people VS languages (Turkey, Turk, Turkish).

    Anna is working at her part-time job as a waitress in the university café. She sees Meili and they talk about the students in her German course. Meili gets Paul's number from Anna. What could she want from him?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/10-turkei-turke-turkisch-in...

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    March 27, 2022 15 min

    Give and receive advice as well as a gift & articles kein/keine VS ein/eine, nein VS nicht VS kein.

    Paul is watching TV with his parents. They complain: Paul has no girlfriend, no good job and no money. He should get his act together. They give him a valuable book as a present in order to make his apartment more stylish. That confuses him: Why is the book valuable? And how valuable?

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    Online profiles, understand descriptions of people & irregular verbs: sein/haben, sentence type summary: declarative sentence, W-question sentence, yes/no-question sentence.

    Paul reads the book he got from his parents. He doesn't find out why it’s valuable, and how valuable it is. He doubts the book will add style to his apartment. But his parents are right: he has no girlfriend. Paul is looking for a date and checks ‚Finde...

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    Get to know people, chat online & irregular modal verbs: können/müssen/mögen, enumeration in a sentence.

    Paul is flirting with Laura online. He messes up the online flirt and is annoyed about it. That’s when he gets a message from Meili. What does Meili want from Paul? What's in the message? Can Paul straighten out his flirt with Laura again?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/13-paul-schreibt-mit-laura

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    Express eating preferences, decide on different options and prices & irregular verbs: wollen/heißen/möchten, modal particle 'doch'.

    Anna and Meili meet Paul in town. Meili had asked him in her message if he wants to eat together. That's why she wanted Paul's phone number from Anna earlier. She wants to thank him for the help, and invites both of them for dinner. While they think about what to eat, a message from...

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    Name and order meals & irregular verbs: wissen/nehmen/helfen/sollen.

    While waiting for the food in the restaurant, Paul reveals he was late for work the other day. Next time, he'll be fired, says his boss. Fritz arrives and says the hunt for the Großkauf thieves will end soon. He can't give away any details. He says that Tim is also coming soon. Anna groans at Tim's name. Something must have happened at the wedding....

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    Explain a situation, give advice, make it up with somebody & irregular verbs: sprechen/essen/treffen, modal particles ‚denn‘ and ‚ja‘.

    Tim arrives at the restaurant, and it turns out that Paul wasn't invited to his sister's wedding because he doesn't really know her anyway. Tim must have behaved embarrassingly at the wedding. But Anna is apparently no longer angry. Paul talks about his online date Laura. Anna and Me...

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    Phone call, give out personal information & modal particle ‚mal‘.

    Paul thinks about how to invite Laura to his housewarming party. That's when a man from the insurance company calls and asks him questions. We find out more about Paul. He has absolutely no idea what to write Laura. What should he write her?

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/17-paul-telefoniert

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    Greetings and farewells in a text message & irregular verbs: geben/lesen/sehen, modal particle ‚aber‘.

    Paul is chatting with Laura again. This time he is not so clumsy. He invites her to his housewarming party, and she accepts the invitation. But Paul is unsure: Should he also invite Tim? Maybe Anna wouldn't like that …

    Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/18-kommt-laura-zur-party

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    Informal salutations and complimentary closes in full messages like emails & sentence structure with “tecamolo”, make a comparison and express a contrast.

    Paul sends an invitation for his housewarming party in the group chat. Everybody is excited. Meili should come, too, and join the group. He also invites Tim, and pokes fun at him: He should only drink milk so that he doesn't embarrass himself again. Tim answers: “You can ...

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