German-Russian | 6th Meeting

Meeting on November 4th, 2020, 1.5 hours

Today we spent more time learning each others’ languages again.

I started with teaching Daria the pronouns now – and their cases of course. Like almost everything else in German, it is not only “my” and “mine” but as before it gets distinguished by singular and plural forms as well as the four cases. Now multiply that with “his”, “her”, “its”, “our”, “your” and “their” and you got plenty of new vocabulary 😄

After that we discussed question words and – you can guess what – their cases either. But in the end, Daria impressively was able to form simple questions in German and to understand these.

Like in the meetings before I felt a little behind because of my Russian skills but hey, this time I also learned the different pronouns. At first, I have been struggling with understanding that the pronouns change depending on the following noun’s gender but at least there were nice exceptions. Take “hers” for example: It is just “ee” for every case. I think I might be able to remember that 😅

Other than that, I finally learned the months and seasons (a thing that has been planned since meeting two or something like that, but over all the other stuff we always forgot about it :D). We also talked about how to tell someone your age, again because in the first place I only learned how to say my own age. There actually is a quite comprehensible system for that. The verb at the end of the sentence depends on the last digit of the number: 1 – год; 2, 3, 4 – года; 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 – лет.

Enough material to memorize for today, already looking forward to next time 😁

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