UNTERRICHTSMATERIAL / LESSON MATERIALS

Audio:

 

Wie geht\'s?
How are you?
Wie geht es dir?
How are you?
Wie geht es euch?
How are you?
Wie geht es Ihnen?
How are you?
Sehr gut.
Very good / well.
Danke!
Thank you!
Mir auch.
Me too.
auch
also, too
Tschüss!
Bye!
Auf Wiedersehen!
Good bye!
die Frau, die Frauen
Ms.
der Herr, die Herren
Mr., sir
Bis morgen!
See you tomorrow!
Es geht mir gut.
I am fine.
Es geht uns gut.
We are fine.

Download audio Download worksheet
  • Michelle Le-Spaeinghaus2020-08-17 at 14:35

    I’m going to my german husband’s family party, and I will be meeting many of his relatives and family friends. What is an appropriate way to say nice to meet you? How formal should I be? I am 28 years old. There will be people around my age that I will be meeting for the first time, as well as many older people.

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2020-08-18 at 20:08

      Hallo Michelle,

       

      oh, what a great event! I would suggest going with “du” for people who are your age and younger, and “Sie” for the older ones.

       

      If you think you can say “du”, but are not sure, you can always say “Können wir uns duzen?” (“duzen” = “say ‘du'”, uns = each other – literally “Can we say ‘du’ to each other?”)

       

      Here are the different forms of “Nice to meet you”:

      du (informal, 1 person): Es freut mich, dich kennen zu lernen.

      ihr (informal, several people): Es freut mich, euch kennen zu lernen.

      Sie (formal, 1 or several people): Es freut mich, Sie kennen zu lernen.

      (“Dich”, “euch” and “Sie” are “du”, “ihr” and “Sie” in the accusative case.)

       

      When you address the whole family, I would go for the informal “Es freut mich, euch kennen zu lernen.”

       

      If you want to say it at the end, it would be “Es hat mich gefreut, dich / euch / Sie kennen zu lernen.” in the past.

       

      A simpler alternative to say when you meet them, which is also perfectly fine, is: “Schön, dich / euch / Sie kennen zu lernen.”

       

      Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know.

       

      I wish you a great party! 🙂

       

      Viele Grüße,

      Juliane

  • Chioma2017-09-22 at 10:05

    In this situation, the questions are: How are you? How are you all? How are you(Formal)? All with their respective answers. What about in a situation, beispiele ( like in a doctor’s office, or after an exam) and the question is: How am I? How are we? –> How did I do? How did we do? Can the question be: Wie geht es mir? Wie geht es uns? And the answer: You are fine: Es geht dir gut. Es geht euch gut. Es geht Ihnen gut.

    Does it work this way?

    • Juliane Klingenberg Nery2017-09-22 at 10:12

      Hallo Chioma,

      wie geht es dir? 🙂

      Yes, that also works.

      Wie geht es mir? – Es geht dir gut. / Es geht Ihnen gut.

      Wie geht es uns? – Es geht euch gut. / Es geht Ihnen gut.

      At the doctor’s you could also ask:

      Und, wie sieht es aus? (So, what does it look like?) – Es sieht (nicht so gut) aus.

      or Bin ich gesund? (Am I healthy?) – Du bist (nicht) gesund. / Sie sind (nicht) gesund. (You are (not) healthy.)

      Sind wir gesund? Ihr seid (nicht) gesund. / Sie sind (nicht) gesund.

      Viele Grüße,

      Juliane