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In this chapter you will learn:

  • how to make a phone call in German
  • how to answer the telephone
  • how to take a message in German
  • how to make an appointment
  • how to tell the time in German
  • about the 24-hour clock in German
  • about the German telephone network

Grammatically, this chapter concentrates on the use of time phrases and the prepositions which you need to use to express them. We will also start to look at the six German modal verbs and how they affect the mood of German clauses. Particular attention will be paid to the conditional form of the modal verbs "können" and "mögen".

A German telephone card

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