Einheit 1.4 (online)

Wir zählen… 1, 2, 3… / Telefonnummern in Deutschland

counting with fingers (starting with your thumb)
In German, you start counting with your thumb (not with your index finger).


*Achtung* If you want to learn more about phone numbers in Germany, here is a useful link.

listening icon Zahlen. Review 0 – 12 and learn them all the way to 200+. Listen once and read along and then listen again and say it along with the recording.


0  null
1  eins
2  zwei
3  drei
4  vier
5  fünf
6  sechs
7  sieben
8  acht
9  neun



10  zehn
11  elf
12  zwölf
13  dreizehn
14  vierzehn
15  fünfzehn
16  sechzehn
17  siebzehn
18  achtzehn
19  neunzehn



20  zwanzig
21  einundzwanzig
22  zweiundzwanzig
23  dreiundzwanzig
24  vierundzwanzig
25  fünfundzwanzig
26  sechsundzwanzig
27  siebenundzwanzig
28  achtundzwanzig
29  neunundzwanzig



30  dreißig
40  vierzig
50  fünfzig
60  sechzig
70  siebzig
80  achtzig
90  neunzig
100 hundert
200 zweihundert


*Achtung* For fill in the blank activities click “enter” on your computer if there is no “check” button after the activity. You can correct an incorrect fill in the blank answer right away by continuing to type in the “red” box. 

H5P activity icon Übung 1

H5P activity icon Übung 2

presentation icon H5P activity icon
Begrüßen und Verabschieden. Read through the presentation below and complete the activities at the end of the presentation. 

word map of hello in different languages word map of goodbye in different languages

presentation icon video icon Aufforderungen.
Watch the following video. During Part B of the video please click on the command that you hear.

H5P activity icon Übung 3. Drag the commands to the correct picture.

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In German, we use the “imperative” to give instructions, directions, or commands, and to make requests. There are different forms of the imperative. For now, we are just focusing on the “Sie”-imperative, the polite form used when addressing someone in a formal manner or when addressing a group of people, such as when an instructor is addressing a class of students.

You can add “bitte” to make your command or request more polite.

The “Sie”-imperative is formed with a verb ending in -en, followed by the pronoun “Sie”, for example:

Lesen Sie (bitte)!               Please read!
Stehen Sie (bitte) auf!       Stand up, please! Please stand up!

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Begrüßen und Verabschieden


Quiz icon Was wissen Sie jetzt? Klicken Sie hier für Quiz 1.4.

Extra Practice (optional):

video icon 5 Minute German Grammar
If you want extra practice on the grammar concepts learned today, click the topic below:
Formal Imperative

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If you want to practice vocabulary from todays lesson, click on the topic below. Watch the video and then click on “start” under the video and do the exercises.

video icon Nicos Weg
If you want extra practice on “numbers from 1 to 100″, click on the link and watch the video. Then click on “start” under the video and do the exercises.

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