Is it just me or is 'fertig' pronounced 'fartig' in this audio. It just... sounds really wrong.
Guys just please don't forget to report this problem in the lesson. It increases the chance that someone will fix it.
It does sound like that. I've reported it because I was taught (by native German speaking teacher) that "er" was pronounced more like a cross between"ear" and "air".
It does sound like that, but I'm afraid to say that I think that's a dialect thing. Just one to learn, I guess.
It is the same pronunciation as on leo dict http://dict.leo.org/ende/index_de.html#/search=fertig ... maybe it is the text to speech software or that's how it is pronounced ...
in the first examples (under Verben) it's a different voice though and pronunciation is as expected. Maybe it's a dialect thing? But more likely speech software mistake.
The final sound of fertig is never like the English "sh". It is a bit like the h in "hue" or "huge", which is noted as /ç/ in IPA. The final g after letter i in German can either be pronounced as /k/ or /ç/. It depends on what dialect you are speaking.
Yes. But what about second breakfast? What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea?
That's difficult in a situation like this one. "Das Frühstück ist fertig." Could mean "breakfast is ready" or "breakfast is over".
I agree! As an isolated Sentence out of context, I was scratching my head (to coin a phrase) a bit on this one.
Similar to english with the word finish we have finished breakfast. Finished what? Making it or eatong it. I feel a different word could be used in this place.
"Frühstück" doesn't seem to follow the pattern of time+meal, as the other meals do (Mittagessen = mid-day meal, Abendessen = evening meal).
Why is it different, and what is its literal meaning?
Literally something like "early piece." It's semi-consistent in that it refers to the early time of day.
Unlike German, in English the article is optional and generally omitted (Breakfast / lunch / dinner is ready). I can imagine cases where there would be an article, like "I put the breakfast in the fridge," referring to my unfinished plateful.
How do you make the difference between "the breakfast is finished" (i.e.: this particular one I see) and "breakfast is finished" (i.e.: it's past breakfast time)
For the first you would use this sentence ('Das Frühstück ist fertig.') and for the second you would say 'Frühstück/Frühstückszeit ist vorbei' ('Breakfast/time for breakfast is over.').
They can be similar, but "ch" ranges from nearly "sh" to nearly "k," with some air going over the back of the tongue (in English "sh" or "ch" it's closer to the tip of the tongue). It varies from one word to another, and from one part of Germany to another. "G" is similar to the English "g" except that at the end of a word it is hardened to be more like an English "k." So, it's sort of like "fertik." Corrections are welcome if I'm way off base.
For some reason the audio wasn't working for me, might be a local problem is no one else has this problem
how we can exacly understand what phrase means?? breakfast is ready or breakfast is finished???
If "fertig" means "ready" & "finished" both, isn't the statement confusing?!