For the last few months, Jens and Julia have been inseparable. They've been taking long walks in the park, watching Oma's old movies, and calling each other all kinds of sickeningly sweet pet names:
But then, in the final month of summer, it all came crumbling down.
Julia hit Jens with a bombshell. She wants to use all her money to do something good for the world. So she’s decided to move to Australia and open Julia’s Wallaby Sanctuary for injured and homeless marsupials.
Jens is devastated. He was so in love. Poor Jens.
So it's back to square one for Jens's love life! He's going to have to hit the dating scene again.
When he does, he's going to need a wingman (or wing-woman). Just in case Jens invites you along, you should make sure that you can sound cool in German.
Here are some slang words and phrases to up your German game. (Learn these, and you just should be able to hold your own in a German conversation, even if you don't really know what's happening!)
Now that you’ve got some nifty new slang phrases, decide what you’d say in response to Jens. (He needs some encouragement. Julia really broke his heart.)
Decide which phrase(s) would be the best response to Jens's lamentations, then click to see what we would suggest in these delicate circumstances.
See? You’re a pro! You’ve cheered up our good friend, Jens.
If you can chat with Jens, you’re ready to make your way to the nearest German pub and give your language skills a try. Don’t be shy!
We’ve come to the end of our adventures with Jens. But your German language learning has just started.
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