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German For Dummies, (with CD), 2nd Edition

German For Dummies, (with CD), 2nd Edition

Paulina Christensen, Anne Fox, Wendy Foster

ISBN: 978-1-118-25879-8 February 2012 384 Pages




The fun and easy way to learn the fascinating language of German with integrated audio clips!  

German For Dummies, Enhanced Edition  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 introduces you to basic grammar and then speedily has you making conversation. Integrated audio clips let you listen and learn as you hear pronunciations and real-life conversations. Fun and games sections ease your way into German fluency, phonetic spellings following expressions and vocabulary improve your pronunciation, and helpful boxes and sidebars cover cultural quirks and factoids.

  • Master the nuts and bolts of German grammar
  • Learn phrases that make you sound German-and know what never to say in German

Whether you're just looking for a greeting besides "Guten tag" or you want to become a foreign exchange student, this enhanced edition of German For Dummies gives you what you need to learn the language-as much as you like, as fast as you like!


Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little German.

Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic German Grammar.

Chapter 3: Hallo! Pronunciation and Basic Expressions.

Chapter 4: Getting Numbers, Time, and Measurements Straight.

Chapter 5: Talking about Home and Family.

Part II: German in Action.

Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.

Chapter 7: Asking for Directions.

Chapter 8: Guten Appetit! Dining Out and Going to the Market.

Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy.

Chapter 10: Going Out on the Town.

Chapter 11: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunications.

Chapter 12: Recreation and the Great Outdoors.

Part III: German on the Go.

Chapter 13: Planning a Trip.

Chapter 14: Making Sense of Euros and Cents.

Chapter 15: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and Buses.

Chapter 16: Finding a Place to Stay.

Chapter 17: Handling Emergencies.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up German Quickly.

Chapter 19: Ten Things Never to Say in German.

Chapter 20: Ten Favorite German Expressions.

Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound German.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary.

Appendix B: Verb Tables.

Appendix C: On the CD.

Appendix D: Answer Key.