German Stories - Learn German with Stories

Learn German with the only German learning podcast that picks you up at your level, leads you to your goal in small steps, and has an ongoing story that makes you hungry for more. Find out more at german-stories.com!

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Episodes

Sunday May 29, 2022

Furniture, directions, days of the week & gender of nouns: words with endings -er and -ling.
Paul is shopping for furniture before the party. He is looking for wallpaper for his new apartment. That's when he gets a message. Is it from Tim? Is he still angry? Will he not come to the party?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/20-paul-will-moebel-kaufen-nouns-gender-furniture-weekdays
Why we made German Stories
We felt that the best way to learn German is NOT using the old style teaching material with chapters full of tiny texts and unrelated stories. Our idea was to spoon-feed you German in very small bits. And to tell you parts of one big story at the same time. An awesome, full-blown story with different storylines that continues throughout all lessons. We wanted to keep you motivated and say "I can't wait to find out what happens next episode!" If you're curious about the story behind German Stories, go to german-stories.com/the-best-way-to-learn-german
Podcast "Lern Deutsch mit Wikipedia & Co.":
anchor.fm/deutsch-mit-wikipedia
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
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Sunday Jun 05, 2022

Describe objects, furniture, ask for repitition & gender of nouns: words with endings -chen and -lein.
Paul buys a little table and chair for his apartment. The message he got is not from Tim. It's from Meili who asks if she should bring music to the party. Paul writes to Tim: 'Are you angry?' Is Tim still mad? Will he not come to the party?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/21-wie-bitte-gender-of-nouns
Grab your German Stories membership!
We want to tell our German Stories to the whole world. That’s why the podcast will always stay free. But without the support of our members, we couldn't do this.
You can get your German Stories membership for little money. Not only will you improve your German, but you'll also help us create more material - which you can then benefit from. Just go to german-stories.com/membership-account/german-stories-membership
Thank you!
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
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TWITTER: twitter.com/_germanstories
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Sunday Jun 12, 2022

Colors, materials, and shapes & gender of nouns: words with endings -t and -e.
The furniture store apprentice cleans up and wonders who wants to buy such an ugly wallpaper. This is embarrassing because at that moment, Paul comes. He hears this and says he wants to buy the wallpaper. Tim really seems to be angry. Or why does he ignore Paul?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/22-gruen-lang-und-aus-metall-colors-materials-and-shapes
There is a constant, low amount of new words per episode
When writing a learning story it's easy to get carried away by an idea for a dialog. But that can result in an episode having way too many new words. That's demotivating for the learner. We counted every word and went through endless writing and re-writing sessions for every episode to make sure that didn't happen to our story. If you want know why we spent over 1 1/2 years of work before we even published our first lesson, got to german-stories.com/the-best-way-to-learn-german
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
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TWITTER: twitter.com/_germanstories
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Buy us a cup of coffee:
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Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:
This link might help to find us on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/32tKQgF
If not, launch the Apple Podcast app on your iPhone / iPad and tap the search icon (on top).
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Sunday Jun 19, 2022

Rooms of an apartment & gender of nouns: words with endings -ung / -heit / -keit.
Paul shows you his new apartment before the housewarming party. He is thrilled: His wallpaper is so beautiful! He reveals that Tim is also coming. Apparently he is no longer angry. Maybe he just hadn't read Paul's message? And Fritz says at short notice that he will be late - he's gonna catch the Großkauf thieves today. Fritz already knows in advance that he's gonna catch the thieves today? How can he be so sure?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/23-pauls-wohnung-rooms-of-an-apartment
Having problems with vocabulary and grammar?
Upload the grammar directly into your ear with the German Stories Grammar Explainer. Review the words with our Vocabulary Coach. Make a FREE german-stories.com account now to try the first 10 lessons!
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Search for “German Stories | Learn German with Stories”, and tap on our podcast.
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24: Die Party | The party

Sunday Jun 26, 2022

Sunday Jun 26, 2022

Describe and evaluate situations and objects, congratulate & gender of nouns: words with endings -ei / -schaft.
At Pauls housewarming party, the book comes up: It is a precious gift from Paul's father. His friends are skeptical about the value. They praise Paul's beautiful wallpaper - but in truth, they find it ugly. Laura doesn't come. Fritz says he had lots of tips and photos that he was able to use to find and arrest the Großkauf thieves. Maybe he'll be promoted for this. Why didn't Laura come after all? Will Fritz really get a promotion?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/24-die-party-congratulate-describe-situations-objects
Dynamic transcripts
On our German Stories website, you can see the meaning of every single word in each episode. Just tap on it! You can also activate whole sentence translation for better understanding. Try it out now for FREE at german-stories.com
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
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Music by JuliusH from Pixabay

Sunday Jul 03, 2022

Times of the day, express despair and anger & determine the gender of nouns by their meanings: times of the day/days of the week/months/seasons/points of the compass, modal verb dürfen and modal verb summary.
The next morning after the party, Paul realizes that the precious book he got from his parents is gone. They must never find out about it! The profile of his online date Laura, who didn’t show up, is also deleted. Paul is desperate. Why didn't Laura come, and why did she delete her online profile? How would his parents react if they ever found out the book is gone? Or did Paul maybe just misplace it? Where could it be?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/25-es-ist-nicht-mehr-da-times-of-the-day
German Stories starts from zero, and leads you to your goal in small steps
It's not difficult to create a learning story and jump to complicated grammatical structures early on, just so the author doesn't have a hard time writing. But it's very difficult to fit your writing into a well structured teaching plan, so that the student doesn't have too much trouble learning German.
We did it the hard way. Hard for us, easy for you: Luckily there's only a little bit of grammar per episode for you to learn. If you're curious about our motivations behind putting in so much effort, go to german-stories.com/the-best-way-to-learn-german
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
Connect with us:
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Buy us a cup of coffee:
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Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:
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If not, launch the Apple Podcast app on your iPhone / iPad and tap the search icon (on top).
Search for “German Stories | Learn German with Stories”, and tap on our podcast.
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Sunday Jul 10, 2022

Give advice, discuss weekend plans, ask for help, & determine the gender of nouns by their meanings: alcoholic drinks and colors.
Paul has no doubt anymore that the book is gone. He thinks it was stolen. He wants to find it and calls Fritz, who knew nothing about its value. He offers to help and says maybe someone just borrowed it. He suggests a party because that would be a good opportunity for Paul to ask around. But Paul has no nerve for a party and prefers to ask everybody in the group chat. Fritz learns that Laura's profile has been deleted and Paul learns that Fritz has no idea whether he will be promoted or not. Was the book taken by mistake? Why didn't Laura come, and why did she delete her profile? Will Fritz be promoted?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/26-paul-braucht-hilfe-advice-discuss-weekend-plans
Learn German while you play with words, pictures, and audio!
The Immersive Learning mini app on the German Stories website will teach you the words and phrases from each lesson in a smart way using spaced repetition to make sure you don't forget them. It keeps track of how good you know every word, and schedules when to review it again. And it mixes up the ways in which it teaches you: multiple choice, single flashcards, order the words, listen and write - you name it! Try it out now for FREE at german-stories.com
Podcast "Lern Deutsch mit Wikipedia & Co.":
anchor.fm/deutsch-mit-wikipedia
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
Connect with us:
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TWITTER: twitter.com/_germanstories
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Buy us a cup of coffee:
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This link might help to find us on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/32tKQgF
If not, launch the Apple Podcast app on your iPhone / iPad and tap the search icon (on top).
Search for “German Stories | Learn German with Stories”, and tap on our podcast.
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Sunday Jul 17, 2022

Describe a problem, express compassion & determine the gender of nouns by their meanings: weather words.
Fritz says he'll be right there to help. Paul wants to ask in the group chat who took the book, but he ends up outright accusing everybody. His friends are outraged, but still somewhat understanding. Nobody admits they took the book, though - so it was theft, not a mistake. But Paul thinks looking for the book is too difficult and wants to give up. He's not a detective after all. And his parents? He wants to tell them. He's interrupted in his thoughts as Fritz rings the doorbell. The book was stolen, but who has it? How will his parents react if he tells them? How does Fritz want to help?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/27-wo-ist-es-nouns-gender-weather-words
Boost your German online!
At German Stories, we have speaking, reading, listening, and writing exercises. And there is a lesson plan with progress tracker. It's all right here at german-stories.com
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
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Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Order somebody to do something, express disappointment & determine the gender of nouns by their meanings: car and motorbike brands, gender summary.
It's not Fritz who is at the door. Unexpectedly, Paul's parents are standing in front of him. They bring food so that he doesn't stay so skinny. Paul's mother teases his father for boasting about the two girlfriends he had in younger years. That's when he remembers that he gave Paul the book last time to distract from the topic. Paul must admit it’s gone. They are very angry and disappointed. The book is antique and worth a couple of thousand euros. Paul has to get it back! The search for the book gets serious. Tim did not respond in the group chat. Suspicious! Does he have the book?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/28-du-musst-es-finden-gender-of-nouns-summary
Grab your German Stories membership!
We want to tell our German Stories to the whole world. That’s why the podcast will always stay free. But without the support of our members, we couldn't do this.
You can get your German Stories membership for little money. Not only will you improve your German, but you'll also help us create more material - which you can then benefit from. Just go to german-stories.com/membership-account/german-stories-membership
Thank you!
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
Connect with us:
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/LearnGermanWithStories
TWITTER: twitter.com/_germanstories
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/german.stories.official
Buy us a cup of coffee:
Paypal Donate Link: paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=R386844TUXZUE
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:
This link might help to find us on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/32tKQgF
If not, launch the Apple Podcast app on your iPhone / iPad and tap the search icon (on top).
Search for “German Stories | Learn German with Stories”, and tap on our podcast.
Once you're there, scroll down to "Ratings & Reviews", and tap "Write a Review" (or log in first).
Write us something nice and give us 5 stars :-)

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

Make appointments, read the traditional analog clock (tell the time) & possessive pronouns: mein(e), Ihr(e).
Paul had to get out of the apartment to clear his head. He’s walking to Tim's bike repair shop because he wants to ask him about the book. He also needs his bicycle fixed. But he forgot about Fritz who arrives at Pauls apartment to help him. He now stands in front of closed doors, and tells Paul in a slightly angry phone call that he doesn’t want to help anymore. Paul finds out that Tim is not at work. He is on vacation and will be back tomorrow. He drops off his bike and walks home in the rain. He thinks he might find Laura on Facebook. How did Fritz want to help? Will he be promoted? Why didn't Laura show up at Paul’s party, and why did she delete her profile? Can Paul find her online?
Transcript, lesson and extras: german-stories.com/29-mein-fahrrad-ist-kaputt-analog-clock-make-appointments
Why we made German Stories
We felt that the best way to learn German is NOT using the old style teaching material with chapters full of tiny texts and unrelated stories. Our idea was to spoon-feed you German in very small bits. And to tell you parts of one big story at the same time. An awesome, full-blown story with different storylines that continues throughout all lessons. We wanted to keep you motivated and say "I can't wait to find out what happens next episode!" If you're curious about the story behind German Stories, go to german-stories.com/the-best-way-to-learn-german
Book a German class with our show host Christian:
Booking link: chris-german.setmore.com
Connect with us:
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/LearnGermanWithStories
TWITTER: twitter.com/_germanstories
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/german.stories.official
Buy us a cup of coffee:
Paypal Donate Link: paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=R386844TUXZUE
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:
This link might help to find us on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/32tKQgF
If not, launch the Apple Podcast app on your iPhone / iPad and tap the search icon (on top).
Search for “German Stories | Learn German with Stories”, and tap on our podcast.
Once you're there, scroll down to "Ratings & Reviews", and tap "Write a Review" (or log in first).
Write us something nice and give us 5 stars :-)

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