Advent Calendar 2019 – Contract?!

 

“Contract?!”

Hi ihr lieben,

German learning Advent Calendar, door 21. And this door kind of brings us back to the beginning of the Calendar. Don’t worry, it’s not another scheme to skip a day or something :).
In the first week of the Calendar, we learned a little bit about contractions in German. Contractions are these combinations of article and preposition, like im, am or zur and we talked a bit about the logic behind when to use them and when to NOT use them.
If you haven’t read the post or you want to check it out again, you can find it here:

Contractions in German

And today, we’ll do a little practice about that.
I’ll give you a bunch of sentences and you have to decide whether or not to use a contractions. It’s good old multiple choice this time, everything should work smoothly, and without stupid bugs :)
Viel Spaß and if you have any questions after the quiz, let me know in the comments.
Have a great day and bis morgen!

 

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Osama K Tuma
Osama K Tuma
2 years ago

ALRIGHT, 7 out of 8 correct, and I never learned the difference until I read your first article on Contractions a few days ago, way to go, that’s how you explain grammar to someone, not through charts and stifled books.
Thanks a lot for all the hard work.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Pentatomidae
Pentatomidae
2 years ago

Oh wow, I got 100%. I must have been paying attention to your earlier post more than I thought!

dorcas
dorcas
2 years ago

100%!? What can I say? I’m so happy, I usually do so very badly on your quizzes. Oh, and by the way, Roger is not the only desperately embarrassed Europhile in Britain. I also send 10,000 apologies for Brexit.

Alison
Alison
2 years ago
Reply to  dorcas

@ Dorcas. I quite agree. Whatever were the voting Brits at home thinking??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

68% but I can see where I went wrong

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
2 years ago

Whoa! 8 outta 8! WHooHoo!
Not bad for a girl that is so unsure about so much grammar!

This one made my day. But, I really gotta work on when to use “der, die, das” as opposed to “er, sie, es”.

As in, Der Tisch ist neu. Er/Der ist auch hässlich. z.B.

And:

Mein Bruder kommt am Montag. Er/Der kommt immer zu spät.

Bori
Bori
2 years ago

Oopps, nur 5 von 8 erreicht..

PERIANNAN CHANDRASEKARAN
PERIANNAN CHANDRASEKARAN
2 years ago

Hallo Emmanuel
Das Quiz, das sich am Ende fast jeder Lektion befindet, ist eine sehr gute Idee von dir and ist sehr nützkich, indem es Lehrenden wie mich viel hilft, was wir gelernt haben zu verstärken.

shauser31416
shauser31416
2 years ago

The quiz is super. Not that I did well – I didn’t. But just thinking about your examples helped me a bunch!

Roger
Roger
2 years ago

I got 75% (above average) after reading the explanation article, but how can I tell which ones I really knew from ones which were a lucky guess?

Roger
Roger
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I mean that I am not sure whether the ones I got right were :-
1. Real knowledge, or
2. Just a lucky guess :-)

In other words I am not sure that I know the real reasons why I was right.

So maybe the quiz answers needed a reason to be given, so that the written reasons could be verified by you independently, during your free time on Christmas Day, or while eating your Christmas dinner !!!

Seriously your Advent efforts are outstanding. If I was French I would award you the Legion of Honour !! Being British I can only offer you a thousand apologies for Brexit.

Pat McKay
Pat McKay
2 years ago

Why is the answer to No. 6 ins instead of in das? I would have thought that at least it should be that both work.
I got 6 out of 8 correct. No. 3 was wrong too, but I was too careless and hasty in answering, and I can see that the given answer is what I should have chosen.

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago

I did horribly. 3 out of 8

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I did read the article and had the point principals in mind

For example, the bath water one. I chose in dem as opposed to both beacuse, we are really taking about particular water

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Mabye I haven’t focused enough. I did it once more and this time I got 7 out of 8. A great impro i suppose,but notbreall since I had some of them stored in my brain. The last sentence though. Why is it both?

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I am pretty sure I saw both. Weird. I gotta sharpen my memory

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri
2 years ago

Toll! Ich habe alles geschaft. Aber hat ich , zuvor, die Lektion, erneut gelesen . Ich habe dies mal ” Fingerspitzegefühl gehabt!
Vielen Dank dafür . Bis bald .

Gaile
Gaile
2 years ago

Für die letzte Frage gibt es kein Übersetzung im Englischen.

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago

Hi,

Ok, I decided to wing it without reading the article and got a pretty lousy score. No point asking questions here, at least not before I read the article on this subject ;)

One suggestion: what do you think if us (i.e. your extremely loyal and wonderful blog followers) ask you for a specific article (one per person) we’d like you to write as a Xmas present? Maybe you could then see what’s highest on the wishlist and perhaps write it next year (after a long, well deserved break)?

Bis morgen

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago
Reply to  Elsa

**** if we (I’m correcting my own typo before someone else does!)

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Evaluate suggestions based on some creatria

How much is used?

Does the ideas it present have a usaglly more idiomatic synonym?

Even if it’s rare, can it be used funnily and creatively?

Usefulness in other areas apart from real life? Like sitting a prüfung and you need to impress the examiner or mabye its has some nice idioms,proverbs and pick up lines ;)

And other questions you can think of. Answer those questions. Give a rating out of 10. The ones with best average rating pass. Let’s say the top 7 words.

People now can vote on 2 words out of 3 seven.
The top 3 words of voting stage one pass on to stage 2. Another vote where ppl can only vote once. Finally, the winner is crowned.

You should also sit a limit for words. For example, the first 20 people to comment will be considered

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Well, you don’t have to be as detailed when giving the scores here as a normal word of the week.

Yeah, restrictions are unfair, but that’s why we give a good number. ;)

It’s up to you in the end.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Well….I’m way below average but way higher this time than other quizzes. ; ) Danke für alle, Emmanuel!!!!!!! =)
Camille
P.S. Apparently I could’ve used more contractions than I thought I could.