German For Dummies (with CD)

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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...

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Overview

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470901014
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 212,806
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years.

Paulina Christensen, PhD, and Anne Fox are veteran language instructors.

Wendy Foster is a language instructor and the author of Intermediate German For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Recommended with Reservations

    BEWARE! There are no sound files with this book, despite the constant references to a CD and Talking the Talk in the product description. I am told there are no sound files for ANY nook book.

    That said, this is a good book - particularly if you are trying to remember what you learned about German and brush up your ability to speak and understand it for a trip. It is not at all stuffy or frightening - concepts often applied to German!

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2005

    Wow....

    This book allowed me to adjust to German instantly...German is now an easy language in my opinion. The pronounciations are so well put in this book it makes it very simple...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Tres Bien!

    Je suis francaise. Aussi, je comprehonde allemand tres bien avec livre. Il vas tres nager. Donnez moi et coute de je suis tu es elle je voidrais et joure au foot. Merci quatre vous avez manger et chanter et dan sur sous devant deries.

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    2 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2009

    German for dummies is a good book but if you don't have the CD that goes along with it, it is no good. When you receive your book make sure that the CD is not broken.

    The book is very informative and very helpful. The book is very well organized. It helps you to understand the way phrases are pronounced but you have to have the CD that goes along with it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

    Im Mary!!

    ok......i now no 2 languages, which are English and german....this book made it so easy for me to learn!! i highly recomand this book fro everyone

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Helping

    Very helping to understand

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2000

    not what i expected

    you might think that coming from such a great series this book would be just as good as the rest, however, it was not what i would have expected. first of all, with three-hundred plus pages i figured that it would teach a little more than it did. second, if you thought you should get this guide because of the audio help, think again. you get the alphabet with english translations and german conversations without translations but that really doesn't help a whole bunch. This book does, however, give you a good picture of what you're getting into. i'm not saying it was bad, i just feel it could use a little work.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Good book

    It helps alot the only problom is i dont understand the letters with lines over them

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    Posted January 30, 2013

    Inge Ward tap here ish liba dish

    You people liba this book ish think you should liba this book

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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