This appendix deals with whetting your appetite for something more, why only this much(?) hunger.
Here, I am going to list complete exercises which would be dealt in while studying German.
Few starting exercises have very simple language examples, as to make the student understand the matter, and thus get into flow. The exercises post those are to make the students grow the fluency at a rapid stage.
There are certain exercises which deal in higher level of study materials. These exercises should be dealt only when the person has reached the requisite level of understanding and should also be ready to complete the exercises most of it without any assistance of the English Language.
The daily agenda of a simple person (hypothetical) eager to learn German, and few of his moments, which will make us know him.
Prior to the exercise, it is recommended to go thoroughly in the alphabets, numbers, days of the week, time, and the different pronunciations. It is also recommended to speak the exercise aloud, as many times, so as to put the conversations in the mind.
aa is pronounced as long ä(ah).
Der Saal(zahl) - hall, room.
das Paar(pahr) - pair.
das Haar(hahr) - hair.
Problems: Wer ist Herr Shankar
Read out the following and try and write the english correspondings, as well as vice versae:
Shiv Shankar ist Kaufmann.
Er ist Indien.
Er ist kein Deutscher.
Sein Büro ist in Goa.
Er wohnt aber nicht in Goa.
Der Stadt, wo die Familie Shankar wohnt, ist nicht weit von Goa.
Herr Shankar ist verheiratet.
Seine Frau heißt(heisst) Parvati Shankar.
Herr und Frau Shankar haben vier Kinder, Zwei Knaben, und zwei Mädchen.
Die Knaben heißen(heissen) Ganesh und Karthik.
Die Mädchen heißen(heissen) Lakshmi und Uma.
Herr Shankar ist vierzig Jahre alt.
Seine Frau ist sechsunddreißig(sechsunddreissig) Jahre alt.
Ganesh ist zwölf Jahre alt.
Karthik ist zehn Jahre alt.
Lakshmi ist acht Jahre alt.
Uma ist fünf Jahre alt.
Alle außer(ausser) Uma geben zur Schule.
Uma geht nicht zur Schule.
Sie ist noch zu jung für Schule.
Shiv Shankar is a merchant.
He is an Indian.
He is not a German.
His office is in Goa.
However, he does not live in Goa.
The city where the Shankar family lives is not far from Goa.
Mr. Shankar is married.
His wife's name is Parvati Shankar.
Mr. and Mrs. Shankar have four children, two boys and two girls.
der Indien (In-die*the*-an*en*)|India|.nah|near
das Büro Office .noch still
der Herr gentleman, sir, Mr. .noch nicht not yet
das Kind (kint) child .zu (tsoo) too
der Knabe (knah-be) boy .zu viel too much
das Mädchen (mayt-chen) girl .für for
das Jahr (yahr) Year (Age) .von from
wohnen (voh-nen) to live, to reside .aber but
jung young .und (oont/d) and
alt old .sein his (like ein and kein)
verheiratet (fer-hei-rah/r-tet) married .alle (al-le) all
weit (veit) far .viele many
This exercise is all about a bit of remembering the way of speaking. Following are given some very simple words in order to practice pronunciation, so as to get a grip with the daily words to be used. The English pronunciation are also provided for ease of the same. However, first read the words aloud of the German language as many times as required to get the base upped.
alphabets in the bracket are actually spoken with a shortened tone, and with a small hiss.
alphabets in the inverted comma are spoken in half silence.
Some of the words have a intonation inbuilt, and thus can be pronounced as are done in the English Language.
While speaking the German words, ensure that you speak aloud each and every word properly, and that if you miss out on any, then start all over again, as in the new steps, it takes time to remember what was the last word spoken.
Almost all of the words are similar in the pronouncing stages, while the pronouncing alphabets may differ though.