Caption 14, Jan Wittmer: Weihnachtslied. For a thorough list of German false friends, take a look at this extensive chart. If you are a soccer fan, you are probably already familiar with many soccer terms, but here are few that may be new for you! A referee is a Schiedsrichter , but just as "ref" is often used as a shorter form for "referee" in English, so too in German is Schiri a shortening of Schiedsrichter :. Am besten holt sich jeder Schiri The slang term Gelb sehen , literally to "see yellow," means a player has been penalized with a yellow penalty card:.
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For that, however, I received a yellow card for foul plays on the field. In the above caption you see the football terms das Foulspiel foul play and der Rasen the playing field too! A penalty shot is called an Elfmeter , literally an "eleven meter," in reference to the distance from the goal, and in this case the shot was verschossen or "missed":. From shame over the missed eleven meter [penalty shot], Vettel first pumps a few push-ups.
Es ist ein Laufduell , ein Pass , der vor die Abwehr kommt, und ein Zweikampf. It's a sprinting duel , a pass that comes before the defense , and a tackle. Pop quiz: without peeking, what do the terms we just read about mean? If you would like to go beyond vocabulary and into some very funny German soccer philosophy, read the article in der Spiegel entitled " German Football's Greatest Sayings. Perhaps you are interested in German because you fell in love, or maybe there is that "special someone" in German class you have a bit of a crush on.
Oh nein, niemand mag mich! Oh no, no one likes me! Then the next step is falling in love, sich verlieben :. Der Prinz hatte sich verliebt. The Prince had fallen in love. John, ich liebe dich. Adrianne, ich liebe dich! John, I love you. Adrianne, I love you! Captions 13—14, Alexander Hauff: Showreel. I want to marry you. How do I love thee? Rather than getting into counting the ways and all the mathematics involved, why not try getting a taste of German love poems from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including an exclusive set from German women poets?
Make a vocabulary list of words you are unfamiliar with, and then search on Yabla to find the ways the words are used in other contexts. Many words in German look like words in English, but can be tricky because they actually have different meanings. Here are a few examples from Yabla, all starting with the letter A :.
Auch wenn man ein Studium absolviert hat Even after finishing a study Caption 63, Lokalhelden: Art House. German: eigentlich, wirklich. Neunundsechzig ist die aktuelle Diskussion.
Sixty-nine is the current debate. Caption 46, Kurzfilm-Festival: Shorts at Moonlight. The Hessian Ministry has no understanding for this reasoning. Bis bald! Expressing dates or the passage of time in German sometimes parallels English, and sometimes doesn't. Instead of vom , the preposition ab can be used to express the start of an event:. Caption 5, Herbst: mit Eva. If you state the day of the week with the date, you use the form: Am Freitag, dem Note the dative article dem used for the month. On the other hand, if you are writing a formal letter, you write the city name and the accusative article: Berlin, den There has been a creeping tendency recently in German to express the year in German as in , which is an Anglicism and considered poor style in formal German.
Historically, German uses either just or im Jahr , but not in Natives speakers of English learning German often get confused about this; luckily now you know better! Many German expressions having to do with money are very similar to those in English, in fact the expressions may have been derived from and adapted by one or the other of the two languages.
Some examples are: Geld waschen to launder money , Das Geld zum Fenster hinauswerfen to throw money out the window and nach Geld stinken to be filthy rich. Here are some more examples from Yabla videos:. A light verb Funktionsverb , also called vector verb or empty verb is a verb that has very little intrinsic meaning on its own and requires an additional expression, usually a noun, to give it meaning.
But many other German light verbs do not have direct parallels in English and are somewhat more difficult to understand. Let's look to some Yabla videos for some examples! Caption 16, RheinMain Szene: Selig. I think that the Russians are certainly under an equal amount of pressure. If you would like to go deeper into the finer distinctions between active and passive light verbs, look here! Let's go "back to the future" and take a look at some original aphorisms from classic German authors, followed up with a word from the aphorism used in another context in a Yabla video:. The "Happy New Year!
Readers of all levels can enjoy the many clever sayings of physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg , who is known as the father of the German aphorism. For the very advanced, there is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust , which is considered the most important work in all of German literature. In keeping with the holiday spirit, let's take a look at a few German words that can be formed using Weihnachts - Christmas- as a root.
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Many of today's standard Christmas traditions originated in Germany, but as you can see from the " Krampuslauf " video, Germany still has a few Christmas traditions that remain very unique! If you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet, you only have a couple of days left! Better head down to the Weihnachtsmarkt, which, although traditionally Southern German, can also be found in other parts of Germany:. Hier am Berliner Gendarmenmarkt gibt es auch einen kleinen tollen Weihnachtsmarkt.
Here at the Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, there is also a great little Christmas market. Caption 23, Der Sternschnuppenmarkt: in Wiesbaden. Of course, your main purpose there is not to snack on pastries, but to pick up some Weihnachtsgeschenke :. Caption 14, Diane: am Weihnachtsmarkt.
Also der Weihnachtsbaum wird bei uns am Vierundzwanzigsten aufgestellt. Caption 27, Weihnachtsinterviews: Cettina in Linkenheim. Can you figure out what some of these other words based on Weihnachts - Christmas- mean? Search for videos on Yabla that use these words to better understand their meaning and context! When viele and wenige occur as a definite article or after a definite article, they are conjugated as normal adjectives:. Caption 9, Berlin: der alte amerikanische Sektor. But when viele or wenige occur without an article before a singular noun, they are usually left unconjugated:.
Here are some examples of more typical indefinite quantity adjectives, which are conjugated as normal adjectives. Caption 43, Ausgrabungen: Auf den Spuren der Dinosaurier. Keep your eyes out in every Yabla video for the many ways that indefinite quantity adjectives are used, and pay particular attention to the way that viele and wenige are conjugated, because the irregular usage will take some training and getting a feel for!
For a further foray into the world of indefinite quantity adjectives written in German, take a look here and here. Also, vielen herzlichen Dank, dass ich heute mit dabei sein durfte! So, many heartfelt thanks that I was allowed to be here today! Captions , Melanie und Thomas: Im Restaurant. My name is Angela Merkel. Although at first it may seem a bit confusing with so many possible meanings for bitte , the contexts will give you a very good indication of meaning!
Ich bin extrem zufrieden mit Offenburg, wirklich. The varied short films are being shown at places that please visitors supremely with an aesthetic claim. Captions , Kurzfilm-Festival: Shorts at moonlight. See if you can find a variety of these usages on Yabla and also check out Linguee , a great language resource site that takes published translations and posts them side by side with the original language so that you can see some real-world examples of words in different contexts.
Ich denke, es wird euch gefallen! Das ist noch gutgegangen und die Fischlein sehen's mit Bangen. Usually the context makes it obvious:. Faster than a short sentence, more powerful than a rebuttal, and able to refute strong statements in a single syllable Caption 45, 2raumwohnung: 36 Grad. Caption 38, Angela Merkel: Neujahrsansprache - Part 1.
Caption 7, Apple-Trojaner: Wie man ihn beseitigt - Part 1. Aber wir hatten 'nen guten Start in Braunschweig und machen eigentlich ganz gut weiter, doch. But we had a good start in Braunschweig and have actually continued quite well, really. Caption 8, Cassandra Steen: Interview - Part 1. The egg pal [egg seller] next to you, he didn't know what pi is!
I don't know if you'd go to Mainz as someone from Frankfurt. I've been there too Here we see doch first in the affirmative sense, then in the more sophisticated negation sense, all in a single caption:. Caption 24, Waxhouse: Brasilianische Haarentfernung - Part 1. By learning the use of the powerful doch , you will be able to negate, with a minimum of syllables, any negative statements with which you disagree! Get some great explanations and examples of doch here and as a PDF here. More advanced learners will enjoy this explanation in German, from Wiktionary.
We're talking about one and the same. In this particular case we have a masculine noun, der Mond in the accusative case, so derselbe becomes denselben :. Captions , Kolkhorst: Der Mond. In the next example, we can see that Charlie and Raymond have discovered they are brothers. They have the self-same parents. Once again, we want derselbe.
Der Vater is masculine and is in the accusative case, so it gets denselben. Die Mutter is feminine so it gets dieselbe. Caption 23, Theater: Rainman - Part 1. But sometimes we say things are the same when they only appear to be.
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They may be very similar, or one a copy of the other. Below, the speaker describes a recurring event:. Singer-songwriter Cassandra Steen talks about making mistakes: two separate ones, but of the same kind. You guessed it. It has to be der gleiche! Caption 4, Cassandra Steen: Interview - Part 4 of 4. Note that when we use der gleiche , the article is separate from the word. But when we use derselbe , dieselbe , or dasselbe , the article is connected to the word.
In either case, the article to use and the ending of " gleich " or " selb " depend on the gender and case of the noun being modified. Get some great explanations and examples of derselbe and der gleiche here. More advanced learners will enjoy this explanation, in German, from Spiegel Online Kultur.
Summer has arrived, which in Germany means that life moves outside. Not everyone has the luxury of having a garden attached to their house, which is why many Germans like to have a Schrebergarten garden plot or allotment , often with a small hut or house built on it, which they visit for the day or for a vacation.
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Caption 3, Ausbilder Schmidt: Klimabotschafter. If you have neither a garden nor a Schrebergarten , there are many beautiful Seen lakes in Germany. Peter Fox sings all about the fun to be had at a German lake:. Caption 18, Peter Fox: Haus am See. When dinnertime comes around, Grillen barbecuing is the way to go. Since the laws are more relaxed in Germany, people barbecue in parks and on beaches without any trouble from the authorities, just as long as the litter gets disposed of!
Caption 29, Peter Fox: Haus am See. However, the most common word for sea is das Meer :. Captions , Jahreszeiten: Der Sommer. If you are stuck in the city, it can get hot and sticky. Rappers Culcha Candela, while singing about how unbearable it can get, offer a solution. Captions , Culcha Candela: Sommer im Kiez. The sun is scarcely shining and it draws [those with a] sweet tooth to the ice-cream parlors. Caption 1, Eis: Eiskalte Leidenschaft. And of course, summer is the time to think about vacation, den Sommerurlaub or die Sommerferien. Der Urlaub is a vacation where you go away somewhere, but die Ferien means a break from school, college, or work.
Both can bring good memories:. Caption 67, Alexander Hauff: Showreel - Part 2. Press Releases. Mailing List Contact Us. Sie sprachen aber: 4b. Chor I Wozu dienet dieser Unrat? Sie hat ein gut Werk an mir getan. Ihr habet allezeit Armen bei euch, mich aber habt ihr nicht allezeit.
Evangelist He answered and said: Jesus He who has dipped his hand in the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will indeed pass away as it stands written of him; yet woe to the man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if this man had never been born. Evangelist He said to him: Jesus You say it. Evangelist While they ate, however, Jesus took the bread, blessed and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: Jesus Take, eat, this is my body.
Evangelist And he took the cup and blessed it, gave it to them and said: Jesus Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I say to you: from now on I will not drink again from this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink again with you in my Father's kingdom. Evangelist Peter answered, however, and said to him: Peter Even though everyone will be angry at you, yet I will never be angry. Evangelist Jesus said to him: Jesus Truly, I say to you: tonight, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.
Evangelist All the other disciples also said the same. Evangelist And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. Then Jesus said to him: Jesus Put your sword back in its place; for whoever takes the sword will perish through the sword. Or do you think that I could not ask my Father to send me more than twelve legions of angels?
How would the scripture be fulfilled then? It must happen thus. Evangelist At the time Jesus said to the crowd: Jesus You have come out as if to a murderer, with swords and spears to take me; yet I have daily sat among you and have taught in the Temple, and you did not arrest me. However all of this has happened in order to fulfill the writings of the prophets.
Evangelist Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. Evangelist And the high priest answered and said to him: High Priest I abjure you by the living God to tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God! Evangelist Jesus said to him: Jesus You say it. Yet I say to you: from now on it will come to pass that you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and approaching in the clouds of heaven. Evangelist Then the high priest tore his garments and said: High Priest He has blasphemed God; what further witness do we need?
Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy. What do you think? Evangelist They answered and said: 36b. Evangelist Then they spit in his face and struck him with fists. Some of them, however, struck him in the face and said:. Evangelist Peter, however, sat outside of the palace; and a maid came up to him and said: Maid I And you were also with that Jesus of Galilee Evangelist He denied it however before them all and said: Peter I don't know what you are saying.
Evangelist As he was going out of the door, however, another one saw him and said to those who were near: Maid II This one was also with that Jesus from Nazareth. Evangelist And he denied again, and swore to it: Peter I do not know the man. Evangelist And after a little while people standing around came up and said to Peter: 38b. Chorus II Truly you are also one of them; your speech gives you away. Evangelist Then he began to curse and swear: Peter I do not know the man. Evangelist And just then the cock crew.
Then Peter remembered the words of Jesus, when he said to him: "before the cock crows, you will deny me three times. Evangelist The next day, however, all the high priests and the elders of the people held a council about Jesus so that they could put him to death. And they bound him, led him out and turned him over to the Governor, Pontius Pilate. When Judas, who betrayed him, saw that he was condemned to death, he felt remorse and brought back the thirty silver pieces to the high priests and the elders and said: Judas I have done evil by betraying innocent blood.
Evangelist They said: 41b. See to it yourself! Evangelist And he threw the silver pieces into the temple and left, and went away and hanged himself. However the high priests took the silver pieces and said: High Priests It will not do to put them into the coffers of God, since it is blood money. Evangelist At the festival, however, the Governor had a custom of releasing a prisoner to the people, whichever they wanted.
He had, however, at the time a most unusual prisoner named Barabbas. And as they were gathered together, Pilate said to them: Pilate Which one do you want me to release to you? Barabbas or Jesus, of whom it is said, he is the Christ? Evangelist For he knew well that they had handed him over out of envy. And while he sat upon the judgment seat, his wife sent to him and her message said: Pilate's Wife Have nothing to do with this righteous man; I have suffered much in a dream today on his account! Evangelist But the high priests and the elders convinced the people that they should ask for Barabbas and convict Jesus.
So when the Governor answered and said to them:. Pilate Which one between the two do you want me to release to you? Evangelist They all said: 45b. Evangelist Then the soldiers of the Governor took Jesus with them into the courthouse and gathered around him the entire troop; and undressed him and put a purple mantle on him; and they wove a crown of thorns and set it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand, and they bowed before him and mocked him, saying:.
Evangelist And they spit on him and took the reed and struck his head with it. Evangelist And when they had come to the place named Golgatha, which is translated the place of the Skull, they gave him vinegar to drink mixed with gall; and when he tasted it, he would not drink it. When they had crucified him, however, they divided up his clothing and tossed lots over them, so that what was spoken through the Prophets was fulfilled: "They have divided my clothing among them, and over my robe they have cast lots.
And over his head they lifted up a written sentence of death, namely: "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews. But those who passed by cursed at him and shook their heads, saying:. If you are the Son of God, climb down from the Cross! Evangelist In the same way the high priests also mocked him, together with the scribes and the elders, saying: 58d. If he is the King of Israel, let him climb down now from the Cross, and we will believe in him. He has trusted in God to rescue him now; he lied, because he said: "I am the Son of God.
Evangelist In the same way he was reviled by the murderers who were crucified with Him. Evangelist And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two pieces from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the cliffs were rent, and the graves opened up, and many bodies of saints arose, who were sleeping, and came out of their graves after his resurrection and came into the Holy City and appeared to many people.
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The Captain, however, and those with him who were guarding Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and what happened then, they were terrified and said:. Evangelist And there were many women there, watching from a distance, who had followed him from Galilee and had served him, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. In the evening however, came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus; he went to Pilate and asked him for Jesus' body. Then Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
Evangelist And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a pure shroud, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had carved out of a single rock, and rolled a large stone before the opening of the tomb and went away. But Mary Magdalene and the other Marys were there, and they sat opposite the tomb. On the next day, that followed after the Sabbath day, the high priests and Pharisees came all together to Pilate and said: 66b. Evangelist Pilate said to them: Pilate You have guards there; go and guard it as you see fit! Evangelist They went forth and protected the tomb with guards and put a seal on the stone.
Buy Tickets Contribute. Community Connections. Emmanuel Music in the News Press Releases. Buy CDs. Seht ihn! Sehet ihn aus Lieb und Huld Holz zum Kreuze selber tragen. Erbarm dich unser, o Jesu. Behold him! See him, out of love and graciousness bear the wood for the Cross Himself. Have mercy on us, o Jesus. Evangelist When Jesus had finished this speech, he said to His disciples: Jesus You know that in two days it will be Passover, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.
Chorale Heart's beloved Jesus, how have you transgressed, that such a harsh sentence has been pronounced? What is the crime, of what kind of misdeed are you accused? Evangelist Then the high priests and the scribes and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas, and took council how with deception they could seize Jesus and kill him. They said, however: 4b. Evangelist Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with a cup filled with valuable water; and she poured it upon his head as he sat at the table.
When his disciples saw this, they were against it and said: 4d. Chorus I What purpose does this foolishness serve? This water could have been sold for a high price and given to the poor. Evangelist When Jesus heard this, he said to them: Jesus Why do you trouble this woman? She has done a good deed for me.
You will have the poor with you always, but you will not always have me. She has poured this water on my body because I will be buried. Truly I say to you: wherever this Gospel will be preached in the whole world they will tell, in her memory, what she has done. Recitative A Chorus I O you dear Savior, when your disciples foolishly protest that this virtuous woman prepares your body with ointment for the grave, in the meantime let me, with the flowing tears from my eyes, pour a water upon your head!
Aria A Chorus I Repentance and regret, repentance and regret rips the sinful heart in two. Ich will ihn euch verraten. Evangelist Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests and said: Judas What will you give me? I will betray him to you. Evangelist And they offered him thirty silver pieces.
And from then on he sought opportunity to betray him. Chor I Herr, bin ichs? Evangelist But on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus and said to him: 9b. Chorus I Where do you want us to prepare to eat the Passover lamb? Evangelist He said: Jesus Go into the city to a certain person and say to him: the Master says to you: my time is here, I will hold Passover in your house with my disciples. Evangelist And the disciples did as Jesus had commanded them, and prepared the Passover lamb.
And in the evening he sat at dinner with the twelve. And as they ate, He said: Jesus Truly I say to you: one among you will betray me. Evangelist And they were very troubled and began, each one among them, to say to him: 9e. Chorus I Lord, is it I? Chorale It is I, I should atone, bound hand and foot in hell. The scourges and the bonds and what you endured, my soul has earned.
Des Menschen Sohn gehet zwar dahin, wie von ihm geschrieben stehet; doch wehe dem Menschen, durch welchen des Menschen Sohn verraten wird! Evangelist Er sprach zu ihm: Jesus Du sagests. Recitative S Chorus I Although my heart is swimming in tears, since Jesus takes leave of me, yet his Testament brings my joy: his flesh and blood, o preciousness, he bequeaths to my hands.
Just as in the world, among his own, he could not wish them harm, just so he loves them to the end. Denn es stehet geschrieben: "Ich werde den Hirten schlagen, und die Schafe der Herde werden sich zerstreuen. Evangelist And when they had spoken the benediction, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus said to them: Jesus Tonight you will all be angry at me. For it is written: "I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered. Chorale Acknowledge me, my Guardian, my Shepherd, take me in!
From you, source of all goodness, has much good come to me. Your mouth has nourished me with milk and sweet sustenance; your spirit has lavished upon me much heavenly joy. Choral Ich will hier bei dir stehen, Verachte mich doch nicht! Von dir will ich nicht gehen, Wenn dir dein Herze bricht. Chorale I will stay here with you, do not scorn me! I will not leave you, even as your heart breaks. When your heart grows pale at the last stroke of death, Then I will hold you fast In my arm and bosom. Evangelist Then Jesus came with them to a garden, which was called Gethsemane, and spoke to his disciples: Jesus Sit here while I go over there and pray.
Evangelist And he took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him, and began to mourn and despair. Then Jesus said to them: Jesus My soul is troubled even to death; stay here and watch with me! Was ist die Ursach aller solcher Plagen? Da ist kein Trost, kein Helfer nicht.
Here the tormented heart trembles; how it sinks down, how mis face pales! What is the cause of all this trouble? The Judge leads mim before judgment. No comfort, no helper is there. My sins have struck you down; He suffers all the torments of Hell, he must pay for the crimes of others.
Could my love for you, my Savior, diminish or bring aid to your trembling and your despair, how gladly would I stay here! Evangelist And went away a bit, fell down on his face and prayed and said: Jesus My Father, if it is possible, let this Cup pass from me; yet not as I will it, rather as you wish.
He is ready to drink the Cup of death's bitterness, in which the sins of this world are poured and which stink horribly, since it is pleasing to our loving God. Der Geist ist willig, aber das Fleisch ist schwach. Evangelist And he came back to his disciples and found them sleeping, and said to them: Jesus Couldn't you then remain awake with me one hour? Stay awake, and pray, so that you do not fall into temptation! The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Evangelist For a second time he went away, prayed and said: Jesus My Father, if it is not possible that this Cup pass away from me, then I will drink it; thus may your will be done. Choral Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit, Sein Will, der ist der beste, Zu helfen den' er ist bereit, Die an ihn glauben feste. Wer Gott vertraut, fest auf ihn baut, Den will er nicht verlassen. Chorale What my God wills always occurs, His will is the best; he is ready to help those who believe firmly in him.
He gives aid in need, this righteous God, and punishes with measure.