Lecture no. 1 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Guten Tag! Your first lesson in German introduces you to useful expressions and some of the distinctive sounds of the language. Professor Pfrehm shows how to turn u into ü (u with an umlaut) and how to transform ch, spoken in the front part of the mouth (as in ich, meaning “I”), into German’s back-of-the-throat ch (as in the composer Bach). And, you’ll discover why German is worth learning.