Sunday, 19 April 2009

The Conditional - Part 2

This episode is about more of the really practical stuff you need to know about the conditional.

To listen to the episode directly on your computer, click here.

6 comments:

Martin said...

Hi Laura! This is definitely one of the more challenging podcasts. (I'm glad you are going to talk about relative pronouns next, which should be a less difficult topic. :) In particular, the word order in conditional sentences with modal verbs is pretty complex. I guess remembering example sentences is really the best way to go.

Since you talked about the "u" and "ü" sounds in one of the previous podcasts, it might be worth mentioning that the way you pronounced the "u" in "bloß, nur or doch" at 7:24 is already quite close to a "ü" sound. Fortunately, the word "nür" doesn't exist (as far as I know); thus, there is not much ambiguity. The standard way of pronouncing the "u" in "nur" should is similar to the "oo" in the English word boot.

Aaron said...

Ich wohne zurzeit in Deutschland, weil ich ein Amerikanisch Austauschschüler bin. Obwohl meine Sprachkenntnisse ok ist, ich habe ein groß Problem mit Grammatik, weil ich nie ein eigentlich Lehrer hatte. Meine Gymnasium Deutsch Lehrerin versucht mir erklären, was konjunktiv I und II eigentlich sind. Aber ich habe nur verstanden, dass die ein Möglichkeitsform waren.

Ich fand doch deinen Podcast (der, die, das Podcast?) sinnvoll, weil die Englische Übersetzung und der Deutsch Modellsatz nebeneinander waren und deine Erklärung sehr deutlich war. Es war das erste Mal, dass Konjunktiv eigentlich Sinn gab.
Du sollst trotz deineres Lampenfiebers eine Lehrerin werden. :)

Martin said...

Aaron: Es heißt "der Podcast". Aber frag' mich nicht warum. :)

pnarula said...

The link to the mp3 file associated with this entry is a broken link. Can you figure out what happened? I would like to listen to this episode.

Laura said...

@pnarula,
I think I've fixed it now. I use Internet Archive to store the mp3s, and sometimes they seem to move where things are stored.

pnarula said...

Yes. Looks good. Thanks.