German for caregivers — German Basics — Lesson 1

Welcome to the Hrily platform for our first lesson in the series ‘German for caregivers’. I am Ewa, your teacher, and I invite you from Frankfurt am Main on a language journey from basics to advanced German.

We will focus on realistic dialogues between Mr. Martin from Germany and Mrs. Ewa, a caregiver from Poland. Through practical scenarios, you will learn how to cope with everyday situations, as well as learn about the cultural nuances of both countries. Each lesson will be a step forward in your learning, helping you to become more proficient in German.

Welcome to “German for caregivers — German Basics: Introduction”, where together we will immerse ourselves in German, learning in an intuitive and enjoyable way.


Here are 10 words we will learn today:

  • Good morning — Guten Tag
  • Thank you — Danke
  • Please — Bitte
  • Goodbye — Auf Wiedersehen
  • Yes — Ja
  • No — Nein
  • House — Haus
  • Family — die Familie
  • Food — das Essen
  • Water — das Wasser

These words are the first step in learning German. Come and discover the beauty of this language with us!

Dialogues in German

Below you will find examples of dialogues that will help you understand everyday situations in German.

Dialogue 1: Morning Greeting

Eva: “Good morning, Herr Martin! Wie geht es Ihnen?” (Good morning, Mr. Martin! How are you?)

Martin: “Guten Morgen, Frau Ewa. Bei mir alles in Ordnung, danke. Und wie geht es dir?” (Good morning, Mrs. Eva. I’m fine, thank you. How are you?)

Dialogue 2: In the Garden

Eva: “Herr Martin, möchten Sie heute etwas im Garten machen?” . Das Wetter ist schön.”  (Mr. Martin, would you like to do something in the garden today? The weather is nice.)

Martin: “Ja, das ist eine gute Idee. Ich kümmere mich gerne um meine Pflanzen.” (Yes, that would be great. I like to take care of my plants.)

Dialogue 3: Evening Music

Eva: “Herr Martin, ich habe gehört, dass Sie klassische Musik mögen. “Welches ist Ihr Lieblingsmusikstück?” (Mr. Martin, I hear you like classical music. What is your favorite song?)

Martin: “Oh, their dear Beethoven Klaviersonaten. You are so beruhigend.” (Oh, I love Beethoven’s piano sonatas. They’re so calming.)

Assignments and exercises for students

Task 1: Listening and Repetition

Listen to the above dialogues and repeat after the speaker. Focus on correct pronunciation and intonation. Repeat the exercise several times to help you memorize new words and phrases.

Task 2: Creative Dialog Modifications

Try modifying the presented dialogs by adding your ideas. Save them, and then come up with new dialogues that may take place between the caregiver and the senior. Additionally, check the translations of the five new words in the dictionary and repeat them regularly at your leisure to better remember them.

Interesting facts about the German language

I would like to share with you a curiosity about the German language, which will surely make your learning easier. Did you know that German is famous for long, complex words? For example, the word “Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän” means the captain of a shipping company on the Danube. But don’t worry, we’ll start with simpler words! In my daily life, I met an old man in the park recently. He taught me regional German phrases – an extraordinary experience that reminded me how important the practical side of language learning is.

Lesson summary and invitation to the next meeting

Thank you for taking part in our first German lesson on the Hrily platform. Today we took the first step in learning the language by learning basic words and practicing dialogues from everyday life. Remember to review and modify regularly to help you understand and assimilate the German language better. Interesting facts about German words show how fascinating and diverse the language can be. I cordially invite you to the next meeting, where we will continue our adventure with German, gradually discovering its secrets and usefulness in caring for the elderly. See you in the next class!

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