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Learn to Speak German - 052 - Der Zauberlehrling by Goethe

December 20th, 2007

Episode 78 of 156 episodes

You really need to know about Goethe if you plan to come to Germany and not appear to be an uneducated person. So I will read on of his most famous poems "Der Zauberlehrling" for you.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, geadelt 1782 (* 28. August 1749 in Frankfurt am Main; † 22. März 1832 in Weimar; auch Göthe), ist als Dichter, Dramatiker, Theaterleiter, Naturwissenschaftler, Kunsttheoretiker und Staatsmann der bekannteste Vertreter der Weimarer Klassik. Sein Werk umfasst Gedichte, Dramen und Prosa-Literatur, aber auch naturwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen. Er gilt als bedeutendster deutscher Dichter und ist eine herausragende Persönlichkeit der Weltliteratur.[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe]As a kid we had to learn some of his poems (Der Zauberlehrling und der Erlkönig) by heart and read "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers". As a kid we hated him for that. As a grown up I came to really like some of his poems, especially "Der Schatzgräber".The Zauberlehrling is about the apprentice of a wizard. His master went away and now he wants to do some magic (seine Worte merkt ich und den Brauch...). It works (seht er läuft zum Wasser...) at the beginning. Then he realizes that he forgot how to end the spell (ach ich merk es, wehe wehe, hab ich doch das Wort vergessen...). Finally he begs his master to return and end the spell, which he does (in die Ecke Besen...)Luzern, 16.12.2007Stephan WiesnerUse this free podcast to learn to speak German. http://german-podcast.blogspot.com

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