German All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

5 books in 1

  • German For Dummies
  • German Audio Set For Dummies
  • German Phrases For Dummies
  • Intermediate German For Dummies
  • German Essentials For Dummies

Companion CD allows for more practice speaking the language

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German All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

5 books in 1

  • German For Dummies
  • German Audio Set For Dummies
  • German Phrases For Dummies
  • Intermediate German For Dummies
  • German Essentials For Dummies

Companion CD allows for more practice speaking the language

Your all-encompassing guide to speaking, reading, and writing German

Guten Tag! German All-in-One For Dummies brings together content from the Dummies German library into one handy guide that covers all the bases of the German language. Plus, it includes a companion CD that allows for even more opportunities to practice speaking the language. You'll also find additional content on grammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like a native. If you want to improve your German, whether for work, travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has you covered.

  • Talkin' the talk — get your feet wet with some basic German phrases, common greetings, and everyday conversation topics
  • Out and about — get the know-how to confidently navigate public transportation, dine out, find a hotel, and handle an emergency in German-speaking regions of the world
  • Get down with grammar — grasp the various parts of speech, including nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, unlock the mysteries of gender and case, and find out how to construct sentences in German
  • Fine-tuning — understand the difference between the conversational past and the simple (narrative) past; find out how to choose the correct verb form to express yourself in the future; and learn how to use reflexive verbs

Open the book and find:

  • Popular German phrases and expressions
  • A close-up look at combining nouns and pronouns with verbs
  • How to ask and answer questions
  • Six modal verbs that help you be polite, ask for help, and talk about what you do
  • The lowdown on how to use tricky two-part verbs
  • How to connect shorter ideas with conjunctions to build more complex sentences
  • Verb tables for conjugating verbs

CD Includes

More than 25 audio tracks to help improve your listening comprehension and speaking skills

Please see CD appendix for complete system requirements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118612712
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/5/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 280,242
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with German 7

Chapter 1: Warming Up to German Basics 9

Chapter 2: Handling Numbers, Times, Dates, and Measurements 31

Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting: Guten Tag! 53

Chapter 4: Talking about Home, Family, Friends, and Daily Life 77

Chapter 5: Talking Telecommunications, Business, and Current Events 97

Chapter 6: Shopping Simplified 119

Chapter 7: Dining Out and Buying Food: Guten Appetit! 137

Book II: Speaking German on the Go 165

Chapter 1: Locating Places 167

Chapter 2: Going Out on the Town 185

Chapter 3: Planning a Pleasure Trip: Gute Reise! 203

Chapter 4: Finding a Place to Stay: Gute Nacht! 227

Chapter 5: Getting Around 243

Chapter 6: Handling Emergencies: Hilfe! 263

Book III: Assembling the Grammatical Foundations for Communication 281

Chapter 1: Laying Out the Basics to Build Sentences 283

Chapter 2: Sorting Out Word Gender and Case 307

Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: The Present Tense 331

Chapter 4: Asking and Answering Questions 353

Chapter 5: Describing and Comparing with Adjectives and Adverbs 379

Chapter 6: Modifying Verbs with Helpers: The Modal Auxiliaries 411

Chapter 7: Instructing and Commanding: The Imperative Mood 429

Chapter 8: Sorting Out Separable- and Inseparable-Prefix Verbs 445

Book IV: Building Detail and Precision in Your Communication 463

Chapter 1: Tying Ideas Together with Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns 465

Chapter 2: Specifying Relationships with Prepositions 479

Chapter 3: Using Reflexives and Other Verb Combinations 493

Chapter 4: Conversing about the Past: The Present Perfect and Past Perfect 507

Chapter 5: Narrating the (Simple) Past: Fact and Fiction 525

Chapter 6: Looking to the Future (And Avoiding It) 537

Chapter 7: Describing Your Mood: Summing Up the Subjunctive 549

Book V: The Appendixes 563

Appendix A: Verb Tables and Case Charts 565

Appendix B: German-English Mini-Dictionary 587

Appendix C: English-German Mini-Dictionary 599

Appendix D: Fun & Games 611

Appendix E: About the CD 655

Index 659

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