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9.8: Core vocabulary list

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    Using the list

    A. LISTEN

    Listen carefully to the pronunciation of each word or phrase in the vocabulary list.

    B. REPEAT

    Repeat each word or phrase OUT LOUD several times until you remember it well and can recognize it as well as produce it. Make a list of the words in this chapter which you find difficult to pronounce. Your teacher may ask you to compare your list with other students in your class. Make sure to learn nouns with their correct gender! Beispiel: die Sprache fünf

    C. WRITE

    Write key words from the vocabulary list so that you can spell them correctly (remember that it makes a big difference whether you cross the Atlantic by ship or by sheep). You may want to listen to the vocabulary list again and write the words as they are spoken for extra practice.

    D. TRANSLATION

    Learn the English translation of each word or phrase. Cover the German column and practice giving the German equivalent for each English word or phrase. Next cover the English column and give the translation of each.

    E. ASSOCIATIONS

    Think of word associations for each category of vocabulary. (What words, both English and German, do you associate with each word or phrase on the list?) Write down ten (10) associations with the vocabulary from the chapter. Beispiel: der Student/die Universität das Flugticket/das Flugzeug

    F. COGNATES

    Which words are cognates? (Cognates are words which look or sound like English words.) Watch out for false friends!!! Write down several cognates and all the false friends from the chapter, create fun sentences that illustrate similarities and differences between the English and German meanings of these words. Beispiel: Nacht/night grün/green False Friends: hell = light, bright vs. Hölle = hell

    G. WORD FAMILIES

    Which words come from word families in German that you recognize (noun, adjective, verb, adverb)? Write down as many as you find in the chapter. Beispiel: das Studium (noun; studies) der Student (noun; person) studieren (verb)

    H. EXERCISES

    Write out three (3) „Was passt nicht?” (‘Odd one out’) exercises. List four words, three of which are related and one that does not fit the same category. Categories can be linked to meaning, grammar, gender, parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective)

    Wortschatz

    Vorbereitung

    These ideas are suggestions only. Different learners have different preferences and needs for learning and reviewing vocabulary. Try several of these suggestions until you find ones that work for you. Keep in mind, though, that knowing many words – and knowing them well, both to recognize and to produce – makes you a more effective user of the new language.

    Basiswortschatz

    Core Vocabulary

    The following presents a list of core vocabulary. Consider this list as the absolute minimum to focus on. As you work through the chapter you will need more vocabulary to help you talk about your own experience. To that end, a more complete vocabulary list can be found at the end of the chapter. Likewise, knowing your numbers, colors and fields of study will greatly aid your achievement of Chapter 1’s objectives.

    Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/41612039/deutsch-im-blick-kapitel-9-flash-cards/

    Core Vocab Chapter 9

     

     

    sich anpassen

    die Bildung

    to fit it, assimilate

    education

    die Ehrlichkeit

    honesty

         auf etwas / jemanden Einfluss haben

          to have influence on something / someone

    die Gerechtigkeit

    justice

    der Glaube (Glauben)

    faith, belief

    hilfsbereit

    helpful

    die Höflichkeit

    politeness

    der Mut

    courage

    die Sicherheit

    security

    die Toleranz

    tolerance

    die Unabhängigkeit

    independence

    die Verantwortung

    responsibility

    das Vertrauen

    die Wahrheit (Wahrheiten)

    trust

    truth

    das Bundesland (Bundesländer)

    federal state

    engagiert

    involved, engaged

    die (politische) Einstellung (Einstellungen)

    (political) attitude, inclinations

    die Hauptstadt (Hauptstädte)

    capital city

    die Nachkriegszeit

    postwar period

    die Partei (Parteien)

    political party

    selbstbewusst

    self-assured, self-confident

    die Wahl (Wahlen)

    choice, election

    das Wahlprogramm (Wahlprogramme)

    party platform

    wählen

    to vote, choose

    der Wähler (Wähler)

    voter

    die Ausbildung

    education, training

    sich bewerben  (bei einer Firma, Schule)

    to apply (for something)

    die Bildung

    education

    die Kenntniss (Kenntnisse; nearly always plural)

    knowledge

    die Pflicht (Pflichten)

    obligation

    die Schule besuchen

    to attend school

    der Abfall

    trash

    die Abgase

    exhaust fumes

    achten (auf etwas achten)

    to watch out for, observe

    das Aussehen

    appearance

    die Energie

    energy

    fördern

    to encourage

    die Gefahr (Gefahren)

    danger

    der Müll

    garbage

    die Mülltrennung

    trash sorting

    sparen

    to save

    der Strom

    electricity

    trennen

    to separate

    die Umwelt

    environment

    die Veranstaltung (Veranstaltungen)

    event

    der Verkehr

    traffic

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    This page titled 9.8: Core vocabulary list is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Zsuzsanna Abrams and co-workers (Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning) .

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