Today I want to cover the word:ist(is) which is a form of „to be“. We usually use it with singular nouns or with the personal pronounser,sie,es.

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sein(to be)

ich bin (I am)du bist (you are)erist(he is)sieist(she is)esist(it is)

You can use it just like the English word ‘is’ just add the letter ‘t’ (is=ist).


How to learn with part A of the exercise

Have a look at the picture. Read and listen a few times. Repeat after the speaker. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker. After a few repetitions go on to part B (farther below).

Tip:Always try to imagine the situations in your mind; it will help you to remember the words!


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Der Himmel ist blau. The sky is blue.

Die Sonne ist gelb. The sun is yellow.

Der Nordpol ist kalt. The North Pole is cold.

Die Hölle ist heiß. The Hell is hot.


How to learn with part B of the exercise

Question and Answer Part:

Read and listen a few times to the questions and answers. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers). After a few times don’t look at the answers anymore. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of my voice. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.

Question and Answer Part

Question: Was ist blau? What is blue?

Answer: Der Himmel Der Himmel ist blau. The sky is blue.

Question: Ist der Himmel braun? Is the sky brown?

Answer: Nein, der Himmel ist nicht braun. No, the sky is not brown. Der Himmel ist blau. The sky is blue.

Question: Was ist gelb? What is yellow?

Answer: Die Sonne Die Sonne ist gelb. The sun is yellow.

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Question: Ist der Nordpol heiß oder kalt? Is the North Pole hot or cold?

Answer: kalt Der Nordpol ist kalt. Der Nordpol ist sehr kalt. The North Pole is very cold.

Question: Und ist die Hölle kalt oder heiß? And is the Hell cold or hot?

Answer: heiß Die Hölle ist heiß. Die Hölle ist sehr heiß. The Hell is very hot.


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Don"t stop now - repeat this part again!

Repeat this lesson until you can easily answer the questions.



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