• Joyce Hernaez2021-03-01 at 16:51

    HI! Juliane,

    I have just started with the alphabets, very interesting and i love it already. I too will try my level best  to master German language  full heartedly. Thank you very much

    Regards Joyce Hernarz

  • Katarina2019-11-20 at 05:28

    Hallo,

    Könnten Sie bitte die kurze Version hochladen auch?

  • Heather Travar2019-10-28 at 17:19

    It sounds to me like “S” sounds like more like “Z” (in English) and “Z” sounds more like “S”. Am I hearing correctly?

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2019-10-30 at 10:18

      Hi Heather,

       

      when the “S” is at the beginning, it is usually soft, as in the English “zebra”. The “Z”, however sounds a bit more like the “ts”, as in “lets“. A double “S” (as in “Wasser”) is sharper, it sounds similat to the “s” in “fast”. 🙂

       

      Don’t worry too much about the pronunciation at this point. You will listen to a lot of German. Try to repeat a lot after me, and you will soon get a feeling for it. 🙂

       

      All the best, viele Grüße,

      Juliane

  • salazar.venezuela2018-05-16 at 04:08

    Its a kind of funny, my native language is Spanish, in Spanish the A, B, C, D, E, I, K, O, P, Q, T, and U. are pronounced in exactly the same way,  but I also speak English, it is much easier for me to learn german through this language than Spanish,  it is very difficult for me to pronounce  the last 3 and complete new letters ä, ö and ü, because of the lips position.
    I also recommend you guys to take a close look to her lips when she pronounce the B and the W, there is an important difference,  by the way, the tip that she explained on the pronunciation of gehen is also very useful.
    Thanks Juliene for that wonderful pronunciation and your useful explanations. one last thing,  would you please write down for me: how do you spell your name? in german, and want to take as a note to practice,  and thank you!!!

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-05-16 at 09:20

      Hallo Salazar,

      thank you for your comment. Yes, “How do you spell your name?” is:

      Wie buchstabiert man deinen Namen? (informal) or

      Wie buchstabiert man Ihren Namen? (formal)

      Viele Grüße und bis bald,

      Juliane

  • BlueSharon2018-03-01 at 10:01

    Hi Juliane,

    I find it hard to pronounce the letter “R”.

    How could I pronounce it properly?

    Thank you.

     

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-03-01 at 23:11

      Hi Sharon,

       

      the pronunciation of the “R” is quite a difficult subject. It sounds different in different letter combinations.

       

      There is the “r” which we do not roll in standard German, as here in “Rot”, or also in “Rose” or “Restaurant”, “Material”, “Amerika”, “Grammatik”, …. And then there is the “r” which which almost sounds like an “a”, for example in “Garten”, “Sport”, “Pullover”, “Bier”, …

       

      And then you also need to consider different dialects. In southern Germany, it is common to roll the “r”, which we do not do in northern Germany and which is also not done in standard German.

       

      Take a look at this site https://forvo.com/word/rot/#de and check the pronunciation for some of the words I gave you. It’s a great website where you can hear native speakers read the words.

       

      But otherwise, don’t get too hung up on that, especially not at the beginning. I still want to create some pronunciation-related practise videos, but you will hear a lot of German throughout the course, you will see me when I say the words, and I am confident that you will pick it up. The right pronunciation comes with time and practise.

       

      Viele Grüße und bis bald,

      Juliane

      • BlueSharon2018-03-02 at 04:38

        Thank you so much Juliane

        I will keep practising it and really thanks for your detailed reply.

  • Katarina2017-09-09 at 03:43

    Hi!

    How do you differentiate the pronunciation of E & I?

    They sound very similar.

    Thanks

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2017-09-09 at 07:41

      Hi Katarina,

      next week, I will make a video on that, showing you the correct position of the mouth for all vowels and “Umlaute” and giving you some example words.

      Bis bald,

      Juliane

  • Ehsan2017-05-18 at 06:09

    Ich danke ihnen Mrs. Klingenberg , Das ist super, weil wir konnen mp3 herunterladen

     

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2017-05-18 at 07:25

      Hallo Ehsan,

      you are very welcome. You can just call me Juliane. 🙂

      You will find mp3 downloads for all lessons in this course so that you can practise even when you don’t have internet access. When you use a sentence with “weil”, pay attention to move the conjugated verb to the end: “Das ist super, weil wir die mp3-Datei herunterladen konnten.”

      Viele Grüße,

      Juliane

      • Ehsan2017-05-19 at 05:30

        Hi Juliane,

        Thank you for everything, I have just started my reunion with sweet sweet German language, I will be trying to do my best to accomplish it ASAP, and thank you for the tip.

        BR,

        Ehsan