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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.
Table of Contents
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