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Audiovisual Comprehension – das Auto Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Language

Hi everybody,  today I got a new video for you that´s  going to show you some vocabulary and sentences about cars.

Some of the vocabulary used in the video:

das Auto – car
die Scheinwerfer – headlight
das Kennzeichen – license plate
der Zündschlüssel – ignition key
die Fernbedienung – remote control
der Kofferraum – trunk
der Kinderwagen – baby carriage
das Lenkrad – steering wheal
das Armaturenbrett – dashboard
der Tachometer – speedometer
der Drehzahlmesser – revolution counter
das Navigationssystem- route guidance system
der Kindersitz– child safety seat
das Schaltgetriebe – manual transmission
das Automatikgetriebe – automatic transmission
der Schaltknüppel – gear selector
das Kupplungspedal – clutch pedal
der Rückspiegel – rearview mirror
die Motorhaube – engine hood
der Motor – engine

Hi everybody, this is Jan for transparent language and today I´m going to show you some vocabulary and sentences about cars.

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My name is Jan and I live in the south west of Germany. My profession is being a project manager at a company that creates digital media (first of all internet related things). This is my job since over a decade so I´m quite familiar with the web and its tools. Whereat today almost every school kid does. But that´s one of the main reasons why nowadays there are quasi no more limits in the internet and so it can be used for all imaginable types of things. For example learning languages! And that´s where we are at the moment. I first got in touch with Transparent Language when my family and I used to live in France a couple of years ago. I just had a break from work and by coincidence I produced some cultural videos in French. A few months later the whole blogging thing came up and I was lucky to be a part of it. So now my (second) job is to feed you with information, exercises, vocabulary, grammar and stories about Germany and German language. For being a passionate videographer I´m trying to do this more and more by videos. If you have any wishes or needs of topics that should be treated here, please don´t hesitate to contact me via a comment field. I´m open to your suggestions (as long as they are not too individual) and will try to satisfy your needs.


  1. Michael:

    Great practical video! German Blog–more videos like this, please!

  2. Fred:

    Excellent video. This is the type of audio-visual aids that help people learn practical language faster. I noticed that you did not translated the verb ‘entriegeln’ (to unlock/unlatch)-super functional verb to know- and also I want to comment on a few of the translations. The word “der Schaltknüppel” is better translated as ‘gear stick'(British English) and ‘stick-shift'(American English). The word ‘das Navigationssystem’ is the same in English: Navigation system, or GPS* (more colloquial use).*Global Positioning Satellite. Thats my 2 cents. Love your work. Hochachtungsvoll, Fred

  3. Dennis:

    This is a great video! I am always in the pursuit of becoming fluent in German.

  4. victor b. tolentino:

    Looks to me that the Tachometer and the Drezahlmeter are reversed.

  5. Ruth:

    Hallo Jan!

    I’m studying German and i found helpful your blog!
    i hope you can post something about how we can inflect in past
    Danke! =)

  6. Helen:

    Ausgezeichnet!Ich hätte gern mehr Video! Vielen dank.

  7. sara:

    guten tag jan!
    it is a very helpful video.
    vielen dank!

  8. bb1fit:

    Primo! Ich mochte gern mehr bitte!

  9. Rafaela:

    Hi, interessanter Eintrag, stand genau das drin was ich gesucht hatte. Mach weiter so! 🙂