German Advent Calendar 23 – A conditional quicky

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A conditional quickie

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Hello everyone

and welcome to door number 23 of our Advent calendar.
And while the title actually suggests something salacious and naughty, the reality is a lot more “sober”.
Because on Christmas, it’s important to be humble.
And the best way to get into that mind set is to fail a little at .. I mean, to do a little

exercise for German conditional

Hooray!!

Now, in my series on conditional, we’ve already done a couple of exercises together, but what we haven’t done yet is an exercise where you actually get to speak. Which is the best practice for stuff like conditional, to be honest.

And that’s what we’ll do today.
I’ll give you a normal sentence in German, like this:

  • Ich trinke ein Bier.

And you’ll have to change that into normal conditional

  • Ich würde ein Bier trinken.

And you’ll have to answer by actually saying it and the speech AI will give you feedback how well your version matched with the actual correct answer.

Many of you are probably familiar with it already, but let’s do a quick dry run again.
Just click record, say the following, and click record again to lock in your answer.

“eins zwei drei”


(The record button changes color when it is working. So if it DOESN’T change color, that means, something is wrong – probably the browser blocking access to the mic. Let me know if you need help with that.)

If your version matches well enough, you’ll get a word for word feedback and you can move on, or do more takes to improve.
The difficulty here is set to “60% overall match”, but if that’s too difficult or too easy, you can adjust in the quizz, to the level you want.
And if you want to hear me say it, just click “hint” and you’ll see a text hint and a play button for my own version.

Now, if you do not know what that is or how to build it, then check out my series about it here:

Conditional in German (part 1)

Today, we’ll only do the normal conditional in present tense. And we’ll use the forms wäre(-) for sein, hätte(-) for haben and würde(-) for all the rest.

And keep in mind… it is OKAY if you DON’T get them all right. What matters is that you understand WHY you made a mistake, so you can improve.
Just do the workout a few times over a week so the patterns and rhythms can really sink in.

All right… I think we’re all set now, so viel Spaß :)

 

Let me know in the comments how you did and how you liked the exercise. I think it’s a great way to practice this stuff, but if you have ideas how to improve it, let me know.
I hope you had fun, have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Ben
Ben
5 months ago

Das hat mir Spass gemacht. Danke. I hab nichts gehört wann ich den „hint“gedrückt.

Mark
Mark
5 months ago

Diese Übung erinnert mich an eine Frage und zwar, wann verwendet man idiomatisch “ginge” im Gegensatz zu “würde gehen” für die Konjunktiv II fürs Verb “gehen”?

Mark
Mark
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Wow, danke sehr für den Tipp!

Phil
Phil
5 months ago

Nothing happens with the hint button.

Larry
Larry
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

it also works in Safari

ichbin
ichbin
5 months ago

Meine microphone ist kapput und so kann ich keine anworten sehen :(

ichbin
ichbin
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Where is this difficulty config? It doesnt seem to show up. I just dont have any microphone connected to the computer

ichbin
ichbin
5 months ago
Reply to  ichbin

NotFoundError: Requested device not found

ichbin
ichbin
5 months ago
Reply to  ichbin

and hint button does nothing :(

ichbin
ichbin
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

in a computer, i tried firefox and chromium

The recording is not working because the error below. If you want, you can send me an email to info.com and I’ll try to help:

NotFoundError: Requested device not found

At the top of the screen

Adrian
Adrian
5 months ago

Super exercise; I seem to score a bit variably on some words – would it be possible to hear/compare the audio of a ‘correct’ version immediately followed by one’s own attempt?

Adrian
Adrian
5 months ago
Reply to  Adrian

I don’t hear anything when pressing ‘hint’. Tried on Firefox, MS Edge & Chrome (on Windows)

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago
Reply to  Adrian

…for any of the questions…

Adrian
Adrian
5 months ago
Reply to  Adrian

…(but I do hear my version played back when pressing the review arrow)..

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago
Reply to  Adrian

ditto to above–Chrome.

Pia
Pia
5 months ago

Gut gemacht. Die Quiz, wie immer, ist aufgezeichnet

berlingrabers
berlingrabers
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Naja, die Antworten werden tatsächlich aufgezeichnet :)

stee pedro stee
stee pedro stee
5 months ago

The AI/KI is nice and polite, particularly when you speak clearly. It probably doesn’t care, but I imagine we are friends.

I think the solution up top roughly equals 20.
In the middle of the last line of the equation, you placed a heart next to an exclamation point. I believe this means that the heart has to be rational, natural and positive.

That’s a great message to relearn during the Christmas season!

Mytton
Mytton
5 months ago

Got them all correct! Es macht viel Spaß – vielen dank.

10klearns
10klearns
5 months ago

It looks like I got full marks although it took me a couple of times for the mic to hear me in the “Das würde zu Lange dauern.” I had it right be I got “Not close enough.” I like the quizzes.

BritAbroad
BritAbroad
5 months ago

Great post, thanks.
It would be really nice to have an option to hear the correct pronunciation of each question, after getting it right.

Cumhur
Cumhur
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Where is “hint” button?

Elsa
Elsa
5 months ago

Hello,
“give you feedback how well” (give you feedback on how well)
Wenn du dieses Typo nicht gemacht hättest, wäre das Artikle total Typo-free gewesen :)

As for the exercise, Iºll have to do it later on the iPad!
Bis Morgen

Amerikanskan
Amerikanskan
5 months ago

Could be fun if the Fazit was given at the end – ‘specially considering that the recorder doesn‘t work. Have no idea how I did, would like to try it again with. Fazit to check my skills.

amerikanskan
amerikanskan
4 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

By Fazit I mean: the correct answers. As I can’t play up your recording, nor see the hints, I thought a Fazit, the correct answers, at the end would be helpful to check if my guesses were correct.

Since I wrote the above, new developments have come to light: I can now hear your recording of the correct answer so I can check each one as I go along.

rb2739
rb2739
5 months ago

Das hat viel Spaß gemacht und ich fand es sehr hilfreich. Danke!

Starbuck
Starbuck
5 months ago

Ich vergesse immer “wäre” zu nutzen. Mein Gehirn will immer “würde sein” sagen -_-

Elizabeth K Hilprecht
Elizabeth K Hilprecht
5 months ago

Ich habe Nr. 3 dreimal falsch, under der Hint nicht arbeitet.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Keine Hint arbeitet auch für mich – bei allen Fragen. (I commented above, but then saw this)

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

nichts.

notpeanut
notpeanut
5 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Nothing at all happens when I click on hint–can’t see the sentence nor a play button. I’m using Chrome.

Malkah Geller
Malkah Geller
5 months ago

Das hat Spass gemacht und war hilfreich, Emanuel. Aber das Mikrofon hat wohl nicht alles gut aufgenommen. Bei der letzten Frage habe ich geantwortet: Ich käme mit, wenn ich Zeit hätte, aber ich habe max nur 74% bekommen. Hab’s dreimal gesprochen. Weisst du warum das so ist? Ansonsten war’s toll. Vielen Dank.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago
Reply to  Malkah Geller

Ja, man sollte in dieser Übung “würde” verwenden: Ich würde mitkommen, wenn ich Zeit hätte.

Lesia Waschuk
Lesia Waschuk
5 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

When I answered that way I only got 72%!