This chapter we learned about celebrating birthdays in Germany! Here is a video that reviews some of the things we learned as well as introduces a few new ways to encourage or congratulate someone. Interested to learn when we say “Toi, toi, toi!“? Watch this video!
Check out the song “Was soll ich ihr schenken” by the German band Die Prinzen. The band is made up of former members of the Thomanerchor (the choir of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig). Their songs are often sung a cappella. The lyrics of their songs are often humorous, tongue-in-cheek critiques of German government or society. Watch the video here. What does he eventually gift his girlfriend? Here are the lyrics if you want to read along or even sing along!
Extra Practice (optional): These activities are from the websites Schubert-Verlag and Lingua.
Präsens oder Perfekt
Präteritum: haben und sein
Was schenken Sie wem zu Weihnachten?
Personalpronomen im Akkusativ und Dativ
Personalpronomen im Dativ