In this week’s episode of Coffee Break German you’ll take your German skills further and continue to develop your confidence in using the language. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. Our “Cultural Correspondent” Julia and our “Grammar Guru” Kirsten will also join us in each episode to share their knowledge and love of all things German.

Coming up in this lesson…

In this lesson you’ll be moving on to talk about where you live. You’ll learn:

  • how to say where you live;
  • how to change verb endings when talking about ich (I), du (you, informal) and Sie (you, formal);
  • how to make a sentence negative using the word nicht;
  • how Karneval is celebrated in German-speaking countries.

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    4 replies to "Lesson 04 – Coffee Break German"

    • Ana

      Overall ok, but I find the explanation by the grammar guru insufficient. I understand that she wants to keep it simple but in this lesson, it does not help.

    • Asma

      Mark what is the difference between (wohnen and lieben) both mean (to live),

      I can say : Ich wohne in Berlin oder Ich lebe in Berlin.

    • Fritz


      Wohnen means to live but as in a location. Ich wohne in Berlin.

      Leben means to live in the sense of a breathing individual. Ich lebe, weil mein Herz schlägt. I live because my heart is beating.

      Hope that helps.

    • tommo

      Are you planning to issue the Word list, worksheet and answer key before you have a break?

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