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Now it is Müslüm Can's turn to be interviewed by Claudia Stenzel at Radio Eins in Berlin. How does his situation and family life differ from that of Anna Müller?

Once again, you can listen to the interviews by clicking on the "On air" icon. Or if you want, you can listen to Radio Eins live on the Internet by clicking here.

Click here to listen to the conversation!    Müslüm Can

Claudia Stenzel Willkommen im Studio! Wer sind Sie?
Müslüm Can Mein Name ist Müslüm Can.
Claudia Stenzel Was sind Sie von Beruf?
Müslüm Can Ich bin Gemüsehändler hier in Kreuzberg.
Claudia Stenzel Sind sie verheiratet?
Müslüm Can Nein, ich bin nicht verheiratet. Ich habe auch keine Kinder.
Claudia Stenzel Haben Sie Geschwister?
Müslüm Can Ja, ich habe einen Bruder und zwei Schwestern. Sie wohnen alle in der Türkei.
Claudia Stenzel Haben Sie Haustiere?
Müslüm Can Ja, meine Eltern haben einen Hund. Und mein Großvater hat eine Katze.
Claudia Stenzel Und wie heißen sie?
Müslüm Can Der Hund heißt Rex und die Katze heißt Mieze. Die Katze mag den Hund nicht. Und er mag sie auch nicht!

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Wer sind Sie?  "Who are you?" In this context this seems to be quite an abrupt way of asking somebody's name! 
der Gemüsehändler  Müslüm is a greengrocer. Don't you remember?
Kreuzberg  Kreuzberg is a region of Berlin inhabited by people of many nationalities. Click here to visit the official homepage of Kreuzberg. 
ich bin nicht verheiratet  "I am not married." Just as in English, the German word for not - "nicht" - precedes an adjective.
ich habe keine Kinder  "I don't have any children." Literally: "I have no children". The German word "kein(e)" means "not any" or "no(ne)".
Haben Sie Geschwister?  "Do you have any brothers or sisters?" The useful word "Geschwister" means "brothers and sisters".
ich habe einen Bruder "I have a brother". The next section will explain the endings on the indefinite article "einen".
zwei Schwestern  "Two sisters"
alle  This means "everyone; all of them". The full sentence would thus be translated as "They all live in Turkey".
Haustiere  "Pets". One pet would be "ein Haustier".
meine Eltern  "My parents". The word "Eltern" is only used in the plural.
der Hund  This is the word for a "dog". The next section will explain the endings on the indefinite article "einen".
mein Großvater  my grandfather
eine Katze  Müslüm's grandfather has "a cat".
Mieze "Mieze" approximates to the English "puss" or "pussy".
Die Katze mag den Hund nicht  "The cat doesn't like the dog". Literally: "The cat likes the dog not." Although the German word for "not" - "nicht" - precedes an adjective (see above), it follows the object of a sentence.
er...sie  "Er" (= "he") refers back to the masculine noun "der Hund", while "sie" (= "she") refers back to the feminine noun "die Katze".

Weiter! Chapter 3.4: Plurals of German nouns

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