Learn German podcast PG27 - Parental concerns

This Pukka German podcast takes a look at typical parent concerns. Admit it, you used to be one of the rebellious, cool kids and hung about with your clique. Maybe you were never completely off the rails but you have to admit having lacked direction. You told your folks that life is short and that it's better to live for the day. Now the shoe is on the other foot and it's your teenage kid causing YOU grief. As usual get ready to learn loads of funny German phrases and useful sayings. This is Pukka German afterall.

Learn German language with the Pukka German Podcast: Gruppenzwang
Gruppenzwang =
Peer pressure








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PG27 Transcript – Parent concerns

Deutsch 1: Ich mache mir wirklich Sorgen um meinen jugendlichen Sohn. Er war immer so ein süßer Junge, höflich und gut erzogen. Leider ist das jetzt wie weggeblasen und ich weiß wirklich nicht was ich mit ihm machen soll. Sein Interesse am Lernen hat er total verloren und an seinen Noten zeigt sich ganz gut, dass er die Schule auf die leichte Schulter nimmt. Er ist total durcheinander, hinterfragt alles und möchte alles auf die harte Tour lernen.

English 1: I'm really worried about my teenage son. He used to be such a sweet boy, polite and well-mannered. Unfortunately that's all gone out the window now and I really don't know what to do with him. He has totally lost interest in his education and doesn't take his school work seriously at all, which shows in his grades. He's is all mixed up, questions everything and seems determined to learn the hard way.

Deutsch 2: Meine Freunde raten mir, dass ich mir nicht so viele Sorgen machen sollte, wie ich es tue. Sie sagen, dass viele Jugendliche durch ein komisches Flegelalter müssen. Aber ich sorge mich trotzdem und ich kann mir nicht helfen, aber ich habe das Gefühl, dass wenn ich nichts dagegen mache, er wirklich auf die schiefe Bahn gerät.

English 2: My friends advise me that I shouldn't worry about him as much as I do. They say that many teenagers go through an awkward adolescent stage. But I do worry and I can't help feeling that if I don't do something, he may go totally off the rails.

Deutsch 3: Ich bin auch beunruhigt mit was für Leuten er rumhängt. Wenn ihr mich fragt sind die meisten aus seiner Clique schlecht erzogen, ihnen ist alles gleichgültig und sie sind planlos. Ganz zu schweigen ihre Sprache, die ist fürchterlich! Immer benehmen sie sich schlecht und beschimpfen sich gegenseitig. Vielleicht ist es der Gruppenzwang oder sie sind einfach nur unsicher.

English 3: I'm also concerned about the people he's been hanging out with. If you ask me, most in his group of friends are ill-mannered, indifferent and lacking in direction. That's not to mention their language which is horrendous! They're always misbehaving and swearing at each other. Perhaps it's a result of peer pressure or they're just insecure.

Deutsch 4: Außerdem, seit er viel Zeit mit seiner Freundin verbringt, ist er vollkommen auf Äußerlichkeiten fixiert und gibt sein ganzes Taschengeld und Geburtstagsgeld nur noch für Markenklamotten und die neuesten Turnschuhe aus. Es ist wirklich lächerlich. Und es ist offensichtlich, dass es ihm peinlich ist wenn sein Vater oder ich dabei sind. Ich glaube, wir sind nicht mehr cool genug für ihn.

English 4: Also since he's started spending time with this girlfriend of his, he has become obsessed with appearances and spends all his pocket and birthday money on designer clothes and the latest trainers. It's ridiculous! What is more, he's clearly embarrassed to be around his father and I. I don't think we're cool enough for him anymore.

Deutsch 5: Ich wünschte, er würde mehr Verantwortung übernehmen und seine 7 Sachen zusammenkriegen aber stattdessen macht er sich nur lustig über uns und sagt, dass wir ihn nicht verstehen. Seiner Meinung nach sollten wir uns "locker machen", uns ein Beispiel an ihm nehmen und in den Tag hinein leben.

English 5: I wish he would take more responsibility and get his act together but instead he just makes fun of us and says that we don't understand him. He reckons we need to chill out and live for the day like he does.

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List of English - German Podcast Vocabulary

Translation of German phrases and theme expressions.

polite höflich
well-mannered gut erzogen
that's gone out the window das ist wie weggeblasen
he does not take his school work seriously enough er nimmt die Schule auf die leichte Schulter
to be all mixed up; he is all mixed up durcheinander sein; er ist total durcheinander
to question everything alles in Frage stellen; alles hinterfragen
to learn the hard way alles auf die harte Tour lernen
to hang out with rumhängen; abhängen
awkward adolescent stage das komische Flegelalter (Flegel means "lout" or "bugger")
to go off the rails auf die schiefe Bahn geraten
group of friends; clique die Clique
ill-mannered ungezogen
indifferent gleichgültig
lacking in direction planlos
to behave badly; to misbehave sich schlecht benehmen
to swear at s.o.; to bad mouth s.o. jdn beschimpfen
insecurity die Unsicherheit
peer pressure der Gruppenzwang
to be obsessed with appearances auf Äußerlichkeiten fixiert sein; viel Wert auf sein Aussehen legen
designer clothes die Markenklamotten; die Markenkleider
trainers (Brit.); sneakers die Turnschuhe
ridiculous lächerlich
cool cool
to take responsibility Verantwortung tragen; Verantwortung übernehmen
to make fun of sth./s.o. sich über etwas / jdn lustig machen
to live for the day in den Tag hinein leben
to get his act together seine sieben Sachen zusammenkriegen
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Die Ärzte -- Rebell

Die Ärzte -- Junge



Junge, warum hast du nichts gelernt?
Guck dir den Dieter an, der hat sogar ein Auto.
Warum gehst du nicht zu Onkel Werner in die Werkstatt?
Der gibt dir 'ne Festanstellung, wenn du ihn darum bittest.
Junge...

(Chorus)
Und wie du wieder aussiehst, Löcher in der Hose und ständig dieser Lärm
(Was solln die Nachbarn sagen?)
Und dann noch deine Haare, da fehlen mir die Worte
Musst du die denn färben?
(Was solln die Nachbarn sagen?)
Nie kommst du nach Hause, wir wissen nicht mehr weiter

Junge, brich deiner Mutter nicht das Herz
Es ist noch nicht zu spät, dich an der Uni einzuschreiben
Du hast dich doch früher so für Tiere interessiert, wäre das nichts für dich, eine eigene Praxis?
Junge...

(Chorus)
Und wie du wieder aussiehst, Löcher in der Nase und ständig dieser Lärm
(Was solln die Nachbarn sagen?)
Elektrische Gitarren und immer diese Texte
Das will doch keiner hören
(Was solln die Nachbarn sagen?)
Wie kommst du nach Hause, soviel schlechter Umgang
Wir werden dich enterben
(Was soll das Finanzamt sagen?)
Wo soll das alles enden, wir machen uns doch Sorgen

(Und du warst so ein süßes Kind) 4x

(Chorus)
Und immer deine Freunde, ihr nehmt doch alle Drogen
Und ständig dieser Lärm
(Was solln die Nachbarn sagen?)
Denk an deine Zukunft, denk an deine Eltern
Willst du dass wir sterben?


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