German for Dummies

Paulina Christensen, Anne Fox

ISBN: 9788126507191

352 pages

Exclusively distributed by UBS Publishers Distributors 


German For Dummies uses the renowned Berlitz approach to get you up and running with the language - and having fun too! Designed for the total beginner, this guide - with dialogue and pronunciation audio CD included - introduces you to basic grammar, then speedily have you talking about:


· Dining out

· Shopping

· The office

· Planning a trip

· Recreation

· Partying

· Trains, planes, and automobiles


In addition to the audio conversations, fun and games sections ease your way into German fluency, while phonetic spellings following expressions and vocabulary improve your pronunciation, and helpful boxes and sidebars cover cultural quirks and factoids. And, in trademark For Dummies fashion, you'll go beyond expressions for checking train schedules or buying potatoes to learn:


· Things never to say in German

· Ways to pick up German quickly

· Phrases that make you sound German

· Holidays to remember

· Emailing and Internet vocabulary

· German TV and movie vocabulary

· How to browse and window-shop in Germany with style


Whether you're just looking for a greeting besides "Guten tag," or you want to host a foreign exchange student, or want to become one yourself, German For Dummies gives you what you need to learn the language - as much as you like, as fast as you like. Gehen wir! (gehn veer) (Let's get going!)




PART I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little German.

Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic German Grammar.

Chapter 3: Guten Tag! Hallo! Greetings and Introductions.


PART II: German in Action.

Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.

Chapter 5: Guten Appetit! Dining Out and Going to the Market.

Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy.

Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town.

Chapter 8: Recreation and the Outdoors.

Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone and Sending Mail.

Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House.


PART III: German on the Go.

Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money.

Chapter 12: Asking for Directions.

Chapter 13: Staying at a Hotel.

Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and Buses.

Chapter 15: Planning a Trip.

Chapter 16: Handling Emergencies.


PART IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Pick Up German Quickly.

Chapter 18: Ten Things Never to Say.

Chapter 19: Ten Favorite German Expressions.

Chapter 20: Ten Holidays to Remember.

Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound German.


PART V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Verb Tables.

Appendix B: Mini Dictionary.

Appendix C: About the CD.

Appendix D: Answer Keys.




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