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Read & listen – Judith und Hans

Now, just lean back and listen to this text. After having completed the first lessons, you should be able to understand most of it. Train your ear, start to get used to the melody of the German language. Listen to the slow version first and then to the fast version. Don't worry if you don't get all of it. Don't translate the whole text into your native language. Here, I don't want you to be too busy studying, just let the language come to you. Have fun! 


Extra 1 - Judith und Hans


PART 1 - Vocabulary and structure


Juliane - Slow:


Juliane - Fast:





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Ich heiße Judith. 

Ich arbeite und wohne in Berlin. 

Ich dusche am Morgen und gehe zur Universität. 

Ich bin Studentin.

Ich studiere in Berlin Geschichte. 

Ich liebe Berlin.

Ich fotografiere die Universität.

Ich mache ein Foto.

Oh, ich brauche ein Telefon.

Ich frage Hans.

Hans ist mein bester Freund. 

Ich kenne Hans gut.

Wir studieren zusammen Geschichte. 

Wir lernen zusammen Deutsch und trinken Kaffee.

Hans ist Musiker.

Er macht Musik.

Er kauft eine Gitarre.

Wir hören deutsche Musik. 

Wir hören am Abend eine CD.

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  • Heather Travar2019-11-16 at 20:19

    DANKE! This was very helpful!

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2019-11-17 at 20:35

      Danke für dein Feedback, Heather! 😀

  • JorgeM2019-07-18 at 05:49

    Hallo Juliane, ich habe eine frage. Is there a difference between the pronunciation of the letter “a” and the letter “r” in the word arbeiten? Or does it work the same way someone would pronounce a long vowel? Like in gehen, I’ve heard your examples already but I can’t really tell. Danke, tschüss!

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2019-07-18 at 19:13

      Hallo Jorge,


      ich habe eine Frage.


      – The “r” can be pronounced in many different ways. When it follows a vowel, very often it actually does have an “a” sound. In “arbeiten”, it sounds like there is a long “a” at the beginning. The “h” in “gehen” has the same function. Other examples:

      – “der Computer” sounds a bit like “dea Computa” 🙂

      – “die Erdbeere” sounds a bit like “die Eadbeere”


      Note however that the pronunciation of the “r” can differ from region to region. In southern German dialects, people would rather say “aRbeiten”, and even roll the “r”, which is not done in standard German.

      A good website to check pronunciation by native speakers is this one:

      Bis bald,


      • JorgeM2019-07-18 at 19:39

        Thank you for your answer, those links are really helpful!

  • kallurayameera2019-01-02 at 03:40

    Could you tell me what these words mean in English?

    heiße, dusche, geschichte, brauche, frage, kenne, zusammen, macht, kauft, horen, und deutsche.


    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2019-01-02 at 10:17

      Hallo Meera,




      – ich heiße – I am called

      – ich dusche – I shower

      – Geschichte – history

      – ich brauche – I need

      – ich frage – I ask

      – ich kenne – I know

      – zusammen – together

      – er macht – he makes / does

      – er kauft – he buys

      – wir hören – we buy

      – deutsch(e) – German


      For the verbs, you can take another look at this exercise on the regular verbs.

      For “hören”, you should either write the letter “ö” or, if you don’t have it on your keyboard, you can also write “oe” (“hoeren”). 🙂


      Viele Grüße und bis bald,



  • salazar.venezuela2018-06-12 at 20:02

    what a great exercise!  I really like it, this is my try…

    Hallo! Ich heiße Felman, ich komme aus Venezuela,  ich arbeite und wohne in Caracas, ich dusche am abend,  ich bin Deutsche Student,  ich studiere Deutsch online, Juliane ist mein Deutsche Professorin, sie ist serh gut! Ich höre und  liebe Deutsche Rockmusik.


    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-06-13 at 11:37



      Hallo! Ich heiße Felman. Ich komme aus Venezuela. Ich arbeite und wohne in Caracas. Ich dusche am Abend. Ich bin Deutschstudent / Deutschschüler. Ich lerne Deutsch online. Juliane ist mein deutsche Lehrerin / meine Deutschlehrerin. Sie ist sehr gut! Ich höre und liebe deutsche Rockmusik.


      Danke! 🙂


      – It’s better to see each part of the text as individual sentences instead of separating them all by commas.

      – “deutsche Lehrerin” / “deutsche Rockmusik” – Country-related adjectives are not capitalized in German. “Professor / Professorin” is only used for professors at a university. And “studieren” is also only used in a university context. If you are studying with my course, you would use “lernen” and I am your “Lehrerin”. 🙂

      – In “deutsche Lehrerin”, “deutsche” refers to the  nationality. If you want to express that I teach German, it would be “meine Deutschlehrerin” (one word).

      – And Felman is your last name, right? Usually, you use either only your first name or your first and last name after “ich heiße”.


      Bis bald,


      • salazar.venezuela2018-06-13 at 12:23

        Thank you so much, I separate them with commas trying to build a paragraph and Felman is my first name, funny ah? someone told me that it is a common last name in Germany,  but it is a simple coincidence,  because Felman comes from the mix of two names in Spanish, FELix and MANuel, I guess that my mom tried to be original.

        • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-06-13 at 12:30

          Ok! 🙂 So, should I call you Salazar or Felman?

    • salazar.venezuela2018-06-13 at 21:47

      Vielen Dank Juliane… Du bist wunderbar! Sorry for the mistakes, I was trying to build a paragraph.

  • pr3yanka2018-05-29 at 11:28

    This was a great pronunciation exercise. So helpful 🙂

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-05-29 at 11:39

      Danke! 😀

  • sjones9092018-03-04 at 21:19

    I agree, what a great way to practice pronunciation!  The ability to listen to each phrase individually is an efficient approach. It is helpful to be able to go back to select phrases multiple times to practice words – and letter pronunciations – that are especially difficult.  Well done!

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-03-04 at 21:29

      Great, thank you! I will try to find some time to add more of these to the course.  🙂

  • KelliS2018-03-04 at 21:17

    Excellent exercise and very helpful with pronunciation. Danke.

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-03-04 at 21:30

      Ich danke auch. 🙂

  • Shubh2018-02-27 at 16:42

    This was nice practice 🙂

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-02-28 at 00:55

      Vielen Dank! 😀

  • dwallach2018-02-22 at 18:06

    Great way to practice pronunciation.  Thanks.

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2018-02-22 at 20:03

      Danke! 🙂