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Key: Easy ways to ask questions in German – And how to answer them Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Grammar, Language, Practice

In my last post I told you how you can form yes/no-questions easily in German. In order to give you the chance to practice your German I gave you an exercise of which I would like to give you the key now. In addition to the correct questions I also provide the positive and negative answers which you or your interlocutor could respond.

 

 

1) Das Ticket kostet 250 Euro. (The ticket costs 250 Euros.)
Question: Kostes das Ticket 250 Euro? (Does the ticket cost 250 Euros?)
Positive: Ja, das Ticket kostet 250 Euro. (Yes, ticket costs 250 Euros.)
Negative: Nein, das Ticket kostet nicht 250 Euro. (No, the ticket does not cost 250 Euros.)
2) Das ist der Terminal für internationale Flüge. (This is the terminal for international flights.)
Question: Ist das der Terminal für internationale Flüge? (Is this the terminal for international flights?)
Positive: Ja, das ist der Terminal für … (Yes, this is the terminal for …)
Negative: Nein, das ist nicht der Terminal für … (No, this is not the terminal for …)
3) Die Flugnummer steht auf dem Ticket. (The flight number is indicated on the ticket.)
Question: Steht die Flugnummer auf dem Ticket? (Is the flight number indicated on the ticket?)
Positive: Ja, die Flugnummer steht auf dem Ticket. (Yes, the flight number is indiacted on the ticket.)
Negative: Nein, die Flugnummer steht nicht auf dem Ticket. (No, the flight number is not …)
4) Es gibt Toiletten auf dieser Etage. (There are bathrooms on this floor.)
Question: Gibt es Toiletten auf dieser Etage? (Are there bathrooms on this floor?)
Positive: Ja, es gibt Toiletten auf dieser Etage. (Yes, there are bathrooms on this floor.)
Negative: Nein, es gibt keine* Toiletten auf dieser Etage. (No, there are no bathrooms on ….)
5) Der Flug dauert zwei Stunden. (The flight is two hours long.)
Question: Dauert der Flug zwei Stunden? (Is the flight two hours long?)
Positive: Ja, der Flug dauert zwei Stunden. (Yes, the flight is two hours long.)
Negative: Nein, der Flug dauert nicht zwei Stunden. (No, the flight is not …)
6) Das Abendessen ist mitinbegriffen. (The evening meal is included.)
Question: Ist das Abendessen mitinbegriffen? (Is the evening meal included?)
Positive: Ja, das Abendessen ist mitinbegriffen. (Yes, the evening meal is included.)
Negative: Nein, das Abendessen ist nicht mitinbegriffen. (No, the evening meal is not

* Note: When you would like to negate a German sentence with the phrase “es gibt” (there is) you have to use a form of “kein” (kein, keine, keinen), meaning no.

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About the Author:Sandra Rösner

Hello everybody! I studied English and American Studies, Communication Science, and Political Science at the University of Greifswald. Since I have been learning English as a second language myself for almost 20 years now I know how difficult it is to learn a language other than your native one. Thus, I am always willing to keep my explanations about German grammar comprehensible and short. Further, I am inclined to encourage you to speak German in every situation. Regards, Sandra


Comments:

  1. Lisa:

    Danke dafür! Ich habe immer noch manchmal ganz schöne grosse Probleme damit aber das hilft mir weiter!