German All-in-One For Dummies (With CD)

German All-in-One For Dummies (With CD)

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German All-in-One For Dummies (With CD) by Wendy Foster, Paulina Christensen, Anne Fox

Learn to speak German? Easy.

German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combinestitles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide thatcovers all of the bases of the German language. For those lookingto master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD comboare an efficient and logical choice.

German All-in-One For Dummies brings together contentfrom German For Dummies, 2nd Edition, German For Dummies AudioSet, German Phrases For Dummies, Intermediate German ForDummies, and German Essentials For Dummies. Plus, itincludes a new CD that allows for even more opportunities topractice speaking the language, as well as additional content ongrammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like anative.

  • Offers instruction and practice exercises for both speaking andwriting German
  • Helps you prepare to demonstrate proficiency in conversationalGerman

If you want to improve your German, whether it's for work,travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has youcovered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118491409
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 124,294
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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 Measurements31

Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting: Guten Tag! 53

Chapter 4: Talking about Home, Family, Friends, and Daily Life77

Chapter 5: Talking Telecommunications, Business, and CurrentEvents 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 forCommunication 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 Tense331

Chapter 4: Asking and Answering Questions 353

Chapter 5: Describing and Comparing with Adjectives and Adverbs379

Chapter 6: Modifying Verbs with Helpers: The Modal Auxiliaries411

Chapter 7: Instructing and Commanding: The Imperative Mood429

Chapter 8: Sorting Out Separable- and Inseparable-Prefix Verbs445

Book IV: Building Detail and Precision in Your Communication463

Chapter 1: Tying Ideas Together with Conjunctions and RelativePronouns 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 andPast 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 Subjunctive549

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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