Introduction

This lesson focuses on using the phone in German. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia, our Cultural Correspondent.

Coming up in this lesson…

In this lesson you will learn:

  • how to answer the phone in German;
  • how to ask to speak to someone;
  • to understand other phone phrases in German;
  • how to use pronouns in the dative case;
  • about the German concept of Kurorte which translates roughly as “spa towns”.

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