German Essentials For Dummies
Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to German after some time away, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory German course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, you'll skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of German Essentials For Dummies.
Designed for students (and parents) who want the key concepts and a few examples—without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content—German Essentials For Dummies is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference.
- Focuses on everything from grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations to verb forms and tenses
- Perfect for a refresher or a quick reference
- Aids you in writing assignments, tests, and conversational German
If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively.
Chapter 1: Laying the Foundations of German 5
Chapter 2: Grasping Gender and Case 23
Chapter 3: Handling the Present 37
Chapter 4: Modifying with Modal Auxiliary Verbs 55
Chapter 5: Describing and Connecting Your Thoughts 69
Chapter 6: Asking and Answering Questions 93
Chapter 7: Stepping Back in the Past 109
Chapter 8: Focusing on the Future 125
Chapter 9: Understanding Verb Moods 135
Chapter 10: Ten Important Verb Distinctions 149
Appendix: Verb Charts 155