German A1 8: ‟Sie”- They like the negations


You are going to learn: <Common phrases, <how to express facts using negations,
<the third person plural, <a lot of new vocabulary and <much more.

Within the final chapter of the book we consider a couple or a group of people (in our example:
‟Marcus and Diana”) as ‟sie” (=”they”) being generally negative. So we have the chance to
practice negative expressions in German!
You will find out that some of the nouns are coloured, but that is not really a big deal as we do not
focus on the gender of the nouns here. More or less, we concentrate on the way Germans express
negations . They use negative expressions like ‟nicht” (=‟not”), ‟kein/e/r,…”(in English: ‟no“ in a
sense of ‟not a”), ‟niemand” (=‟nobody”), ‟nichts” (=‟nothing”), ‟nirgendwo” (=‟nowhere”),
‟niemals! (=‟never”). So imagine ‟them” (Marcus and Diana) as being broadly negative!
This chapter also, of course, focusses on the third person plural and the corresponding verb
endings (which are highlighted).
„Sie“ (= the third person plural „They“):

Translations of the sentences above:
Their names are Marcus and Diana.
They like negations.
They do not come from the new federal states.
They don´t live at home.
They don´t feel fine.
They don´t have a grandfather any more.
They are not married.
They were not born in the same year.
They are doing nothing.
They stay at home.
They don´t have real friends.
They cannot trust a good girlfriend.
They may not lose precious time.
They must meet nobody.
They shall not believe anyone.
They have done nothing.
They don´t speak a single word.
They have never been in the bedroom.
They had no bathroom.

At the end of this book I just want to congratulate you:
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you to the world of learning and improving YOUR German also in the future:
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