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Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Relative clauses are a special kind of dependent clause. Their function is to help us describe nouns more precisely. Join Barbara and her students today and learn about this important aspect of German grammar. Viel Spaß beim Deutschlernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In this second lesson on relative clauses, Barbara's students practice what they've have learned thus far. She walks her students through some tricky examples as they continue to describe two of their fellow classmates using relative clauses. Viel Spaß!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Today in this third lesson, Barbara gives her students more practice using additional examples of sentences with relative clauses. She's also presented with an occasion to point out how important correct pronunciation can be. Viel Spaß!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In this fourth lesson today, Barbara shares with her students what they can expect on the test with regard to relative clauses. At the same time, they review inverted word order by creating sentences that begin with a place descriptor. Viel Spaß!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

How does one correctly incorporate separable-prefix verbs into relative clauses? What are the various forms of the expression for "every day" and why do they vary? Today Barbara addresses these perplexing questions and much more. Viel Spaß!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara is helping her students practice some more relative clauses, this time using pictures. Viel Spaß!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

And again it comes down to practice, practice and more practice! Much to Barbara's surprise and joy, one of her students actually manages to create a relative clause using the dative case. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

This time Barbara's lessons are about the verbs "to plant" and "to kiss". Things get a bit spicy with all the "kissing" and it appears poor Ian still remains heartbroken, though it is luckily not having any adverse effects on his ability to create a relative clause. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara runs the students through relative pronouns in the genitive case, and though she finds the form to be beautiful, not all of her students are convinced! Still, Alex has finally cleaned up, Sara is keeping a diary, and Barbara explains the genitive case in straightforward terms so you can ace them on your next test. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara is still running through relative pronouns in the genitive case, but this time in relative clauses. We get to learn a lot about Jacob's appearance, and Elke has long hair, but who is Janno and why is his mouth so nice? This one ends in laughter, so see for yourself how you can have viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara leads the students through further examples of relative pronouns, with a nice detour through film history, discussing the merits of Hitchcock crime films versus horror films. Jacob tries to say "Film Noir" in German, but nobody gets it when he says "ein schwarzer Film". A brief foray into the passive verb tense has everyone on their toes: To be continued... Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The class continues working out the details of the relative clause pronouns dessen and deren. Mia finds herself rebuffed when she suggests that the woman whose husband has disappeared is now entertaining another woman, leading to a discussion of the difference between unterhalten and sich unterhalten. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Continuing with relative clauses, the class gets into the details of which noun is actually being described in the relative clause, and Aaron verbally decapitates Isaac Newton in the process! Luckily the apple fell on Newton's head, which remained firmly attached to his neck. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The natives (or non-natives, in this case) are particularly restless today. Mia and Jacob are flirting in whispers so much that Barbara is forced to hush them a few times. So despite the teen shenanigans, we make some progress with relative clauses and have some fun doing so!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara leads the class in finding categories for relative clauses. Who is Mozart? Mozart is a composer, who...? Despite her support, Brady is at an utter loss for ideas. See if you can help him out! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Barbara leads the class in the construction of relative clauses using a list of nouns and categories. The sheer volume of the text seems to have put the class on its best behavior! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Brady tries to cover up his failure to do his homework with the new grammatic term "dative of the accusative", but Barbara isn't having any of it. She, on the other hand, seems to have crossed Tom Waits with John Waite, an interesting musical proposition indeed! So on with the relative pronouns and viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Relativsätze mit Präpositionen - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In this fast and furious segment, Barbara takes the class on a slam dunk grammar tour of German relative clauses with prepositions. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Relativsätze mit Präpositionen - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara bravely leads the somewhat sullen class (late night perhaps?) through an excellent lesson in constructing relative clauses with prepositions, and is not convinced when Mia claims that they are fertig. Whatever could she mean by that? Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Relativsätze mit Präpositionen - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara notices that Ian seems to have forgotten how to count in German, and then before the class can get started on relative clauses with verbs and prepositions, Mia and Liz make a great effort to explain sich gewöhnen an. In the end it's all laughs and high-fives! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Relativsätze mit Präpositionen - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Barbara tries to get the students to talk about what they don't like about Germany, but the only thing they can come up with is the lack of free water in restaurants and cafes. Barbara, however, admits that when she is in the US, she misses German bread. Meanwhile Jacob, Casie, and Stephanie sort out the meaning of sich kümmern um. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Relativsätze mit Präpositionen - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Barbara leads the class into some examples of relative clauses, but then has to give the class a refresher course in modal verbs. Luckily they pass with flying colors! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Relativsätze mit Präpositionen - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

In this, the very last of the "relative clause" series, the class seems to have had a late one the night before. Despite Barbara having expressly described the correct pronunciation of träumen only a minute before, Stephanie continues to mispronounce it. Perhaps the class will be fresher after lunch! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

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