Experience daily life in the German capital through the eyes of a newcomer, find out about the country and its people, and learn German effortlessly along the way!
This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying) naturally flowing German texts.
Using simplified sentence structures and a very basic vocabulary, this collection of German short stories for beginners is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to appreciate and understand the intricacies of coherent German speech.
Each chapter comes with a complete German-English dictionary, with a special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and expressions.
By working with these “building blocks” instead of just single words, learners can accelerate their understanding and active usage of new material and make the learning process more fluid and fun.
Now with all the latest German spellings included, Collins Easy Learning German Words is designed for learners of German of all ages, whether you are learning at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday.
• Easy to use: Collins Easy Learning German Words gives you all the vocabulary you need in order to communicate effectively in natural German.
• Easy to read: clear, colour layout and handy vocabulary sections ensure that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily.
• Easy to understand: example phrases show you how German is really used.
Other titles in the Easy Learning range include: Collins Easy Learning German Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning German Grammar and Collins Easy Learning German Verbs.
Reliable and easy-to-use, this phrasebook is an indispensable travel companion as you deal with the situations that crop up every day on holiday; from finding a chic hotel, or hiring a car to explore the countryside, to choosing a local delicacy from the menu, and, of course, setting up your wifi.
With helpful travel information and cultural tips, plus a 3000-word dictionary, make sure you don’t go anywhere without this little ebook – an essential guide to speaking and understanding German when travelling in Germany and German-speaking countries.
Everyday words are arranged in themes with carefully selected up-to-date images to illustrate key words and phrases, and an English and German index help you to find words quickly as you learn.
3,000 essential words and phrases for modern life in Germany are at your fingertips with topics covering food and drink, home life, work and school, shopping, sport and leisure, transport, technology, and the environment.
Great care has been given to represent modern German culture and enhance your experience of Germany and its people, including customs, celebrations, and festivals.
Plus, download your free audio to hear native speakers pronounce the word for each image and get your pronunciation pitch perfect, available from collinsdictionary.com/resources#visual
In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes:
concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use
examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly
invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent
discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today
clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German.
Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Hammer’s German Grammar also offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.
The Grammar features:
• concise and jargon-free explanations supported by examples
• exercises throughout to reinforce learning
• a "fast-track" option for more advanced learners
• a full answer key, making the Grammar ideal for self-study.
A companion website is available at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9781138120525/ With over 200 additional exercises and audio, it provides ample grammar practice for learners as well as the opportunity to practise listening and pronunciation skills.
German Grammar Made Easypresents the essential patterns and rules of the German language in a clear and accessible manner. It is the ideal Grammar for those wishing to supplement their learning and move beyond the phrasebook level.
Whether used independently or as the ideal companion to the new sixth edition of the widely acclaimed Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage, this fourth edition of Practising German Grammar gives you the right tools to achieve high-level writing competence and comprehension of German.
Using lively, authentic texts from a wide range of original sources and offering a variety of new and updated exercises designed to stimulate and to give confidence, Practising German Grammar will help you to master the complexities of the German language.
Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/durrell offers a wide range of exercises and quizzes on all the main areas of German, suitable for self-study and to accompany instructed grammar courses.