German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combines titles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all of the bases of the German language. For those looking to master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD combo are an efficient and logical choice.
German All-in-One For Dummies brings together content from German For Dummies, 2nd Edition, German For Dummies Audio Set, German Phrases For Dummies, Intermediate German For Dummies, and German Essentials For Dummies. ??Plus, it includes a new CD that allows for even more opportunities to practice speaking the language, as well as additional content on grammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like a native.Offers instruction and practice exercises for both speaking and writing German Helps you prepare to demonstrate proficiency in conversational German
If you want to improve your German, whether it's for work, travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has you covered.
The student will find pleasure in the amusing sketches and drawings used to imbed new vocabulary firmly in the student's mind, in the many excellent photographs of cities and landmarks in German-speaking countries, and in the glimpses of German culture and custom subtly interwoven into the conventional material.
The book, though eminently useful for self-study, is especially amenable to classroom use or study with a private tutor. The variety of teaching aids that this book places at the teacher's disposal is remarkable. The lessons contain dialogues, grammar and idiom studies (replete with examples), and extensive practice exercises. In addition there are 28 full-page and double-page sketches of specific scenes (a harbor, a zoo, a theatre, etc.) with pertinent items numbered and identified in German and English; sketches and photographs, which the student is asked to describe in German; German proverbs, jokes, and more.
The dialogues and reading material encompass an exceptionally wide range of real-life situations, and are extended to include most of the basic vocabulary one would need in each situation. The analysis of German pronunciation is very comprehensive (and the simple phonetic system used in the early stages is readable by sight). The practice exercises are carefully designed to allow the student to use what he learned. The closing sections contain a summary of grammar, a guide to letter writing (with sample German letters), and a valuable study guide to German literature by Dr. Richard Friedenthal.
The book differs from others of its type in that it gives more attention to the elementary stages of learning, and the rate of progress is less rapid than usual. This means that any intelligent person, even if he is an absolute beginner, can with sufficient application arrive at the end of the course confident of having acquired a solid foundation for further study.
The story concerns a young Brahman who quits his comfortable home to join a roving group of holy men in striving to empty their hearts of passion and desire through self-denial and meditation. Discouraged by his failure to find Nirvana after three years of the strictest asceticism, the young seeker turns to the fleshly world, where he becomes a wealthy merchant and partakes of sensual pleasures with a sophisticated courtesan. Years of materialistic self-indulgence numb Siddhartha's soul, but at his moment of greatest despondency, he begins to experience his long-sought spiritual awakening. True enlightenment, he realizes, cannot be received from the lessons of others; it must be attained through individual struggle.
This handy dual-language edition — with its excellent line-for-line English translation on pages facing the original German text — offers students an outstanding opportunity to hone their German-language skills while discovering a literary classic.
You may have all the vocabulary down pat and every grammar point nailed--but without the skill of knowing how to put these elements together, communicating in your second language would be nearly impossible. Practice Makes Perfect: German Sentence Builders picks up from where other grammar books leave off, showing you the variety of structures and how to combine them to make solid sentences. And like every Practice Makes Perfect title, these books feature crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of opportunities to practice, practice, practice!
Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 400 exercises with answers to sharpen your German grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 2.5 hours of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand.This Schaum's Outline gives you More than 400 exercises with answers Coverage of contemporary conversational German, including expressions, slang, and idioms Support for all the major textbooks for German courses
Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!
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From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of German grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of German as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style.
Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes:Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up Advice on how to avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks
Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on German grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak German the way the native speakers do.
Hitch a ride on der Autobahn!
Say "Wilkommen" to your neuen deutschen Freunde!
Learning to sprechen Sie Deutsches is fun and far easier than you might think. With this guide, you will make sense of this fascinating language in no time.
This practical, hands-on Buch comes with easy-to-understand lessons, useful exercises, and embedded audio for pronunciation help. Building on the German language's close relation to English, this eBook includes everything from basic introductions to verb conversions. You will learn to:Order food with ease.Ask how much items cost.Understand direct and indirect objects.Use superlatives to communicate more effectively.Know when to use passive voice.
Also, this eBook is enhanced with audio icons throughout which allow you to hear correct pronunciation or participate in various exercises so you can perfect your German pronunciation and understanding with ease!
Whether you want to sample das stoutest Lager or converse with your grandparents in their native tongue, you'll soon discover just how easy it is to learn German!
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!
The basic presentation technique has been able to evoke the strong similarities between English and German, rather than the differences. As a result it is easier for you to understand and imitate German speech patterns. Among other unusual features of this grammar are: a means of avoiding most of the intricacies of noun declension; a logical, easily followed presentation of verbs compounded with separable or inseparable prefixes; a statement on word order that enables you to see English parallels; and an immediately useful presentation of basic German grammar.
This grammar does not assume knowledge of grammatical terms (a supplement explains English grammatical terms) or of German grammar.
First German Reader features the works of many of Germany's best writers, including Goethe, Hesse, Heine, Schiller, Hölderlin, and other literary virtuosos. The translations of Harry Steinhauer are vivid and true to the originals—and poetic in their own right. Literature lovers, German language students, and other readers will find this volume an accessible exploration of German literature . . . and an invaluable aid to mastering the German language.
This ebook just features text. An ebook + audio edition is also available with the ISBN 9781444154719.
The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.
-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages
-25 learning units plus revision unit and grammar summary
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of France
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken French
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress
Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Can you imagine what it is like to live in a flowerpot and confuse one animal with another? Our chatty little plants Basil,Rosemary and the sisters know all too well the problems and fun it causes.
German & English
The dual-language text has been arranged into sub-paragraphs and paragraphs, for quick and easy cross-referencing. The original German text has been modernised and amended to suit this dual language project. The revised English text is in part a new translation from German. Essentially, the Brothers Grimm stories have been rewritten in contemporary English from German. The emphasis is on attaining a high correlation between each set of text fragments.
The reader can choose between four formats:
Section 1: English to German
Section 2: German to English
Section 3: English
Section 4: German
This book contains a selection of eleven stories from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s collection of German folk tales, originally published from 1812 -1815. The stories include:
Sleeping Beauty (Dornröschen)
Little Red-Cap (Rotkäppchen)
Hansel and Grethel (Hänsel und Grethel)
The Frog King (Der Froschkönig)
The Bremen Town Musicians (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten)
Snow-White and Rose-Red (Schneeweißchen und Rosenroth)
The Goose-Girl at the Well (Die Gänsehirtin am Brunnen)
The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs (Der Teufel mit den Drei Goldenen Haaren)
The Young Giant (Der Junge Riese)
(A Dual-Language Book Project)
The book is an excellent way to read Paragraph by Paragraph Translation along your kids.
Your little one can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding German paragraph.
The paragraphs are not long, so there is no need to do a lot of back and forth to see the German translation and the English text.
The text is relatively simple vocabulary and grammar wise, but not very simple at all, so for beginners this should be a great challenge.
Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, this inexpensive and easy-to-use book offers completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, and slang. The contents are arranged for speedy access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, services, medical and emergency situations, and other essential items. A handy phonetic pronunciation guide accompanies each phrase.
These selections reflect the most important philosophic concepts in the book, such as the "death of God" (i.e., the bankruptcy of the traditional Christian morality), with the subsequent need for a new morality administered by a more evolved humanity (the Übermensch), and the "will to power." Editor Stanley Appelbaum presents accurate English translations on the pages facing the original German, an informative introduction to the author's life and oeuvre, plus notes throughout the text and brief summaries of the omitted chapters.
Nietzsche's influence on twentieth-century thought is incalculable. Freud is reputed to have developed his theory of the ego from some passages in Zarathustra. The Surrealists and Existentialists admired Nietzsche, and his skepticism made him a model for Postmodernist thinkers. This volume represents an outstanding resource not only for students and teachers of German language and literature but also for anyone with an interest in literature, philosophy, and psychology.
Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including:
The German alphabet and translationGreetings and conversation startersCommon questions and answersVerb tenses and sentence structure
With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!
* focus on areas of particular confusion such as verbs that are difficult to translate and nouns made from numbers
* comprehensive glossary of grammatical terms
* reference list of over 250 Polish verbs
* full key to all exercises.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, Intermediate Polish, together with its sister volume, Basic Polish, forms a structured course in the essentials of Polish.
Dana Bielec is the author of the popular Polish: An Essential Grammar, as well as Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook, both published by Routledge.
Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in German.
Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary offers you:More than 100 exercises Concise grammatical explanations A new chapter on contemporary vocabulary An answer key to gauge your comprehension
With help from this book, you can easily speak or write in German about:
Different occupations and jobs * German holidays and traditions * Taking the train * Growing your own garden * Where it hurts on your body * Your house * Your family and friends * What you studied in school * Your favorite TV show * Your family's background . . . and much more!
The phrasebook contains more than 1.800 idioms and words arranged clearly in terms of themes like custom duties, hotels, services, transport, garages, sights, entertainment, eating out, sports and leisure.
- More than 1.800 illustrated idioms and words
- Precise and intelligible grouping into themes and subordinate themes
- Illustrations make communication even simpler.
- Phonetic spelling is included.
Thus learning becomes fun and tunes you up for your trip! The main themes are: Basics, Traveling, Hotel, Renting, Local transport, Sightseeing, Bank, Communication means, In the restaurant, Food/Drinks, Shopping, Repairs/Laundry, Sport/Leisure, Health/Drugstore, Beauty Care, Calling for police.
Size of the paper edition – 228 pages.
By studying words about a specific topic, students are able to gain a much more thorough foundation for learning German. This way, they can begin speaking and reading German immediately. These essential vocabulary words help beginners of the German language learn enough words about a specific topic to be able to make their own sentences without having to quote from a phrasebook. This is an important skill for a learner of any language to get to the level of being able to partake in a conversation.
The no-nonsense, simple design of the flashcard and a clear font makes it easier to learn and remember the word. This eBook has been designed to be used on your smartphone, tablet and computer so that it can be taken anywhere. The flashcards are also printable.