Rick Steves' German Phrase Book and Dictionary

Rick Steves' German Phrase Book and Dictionary

by Rick Steves

Paperback(Sixth Edition)

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Overview

Guten Tag! From ordering bratwurst in Munich to making new friends in the Rhine Valley, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-German and German-English dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Gemaldegalerie. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' German Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's Rucksack.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598801934
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Series: Rick Steves' Phrase Book Series
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

Table of Contents

Getting Started1
German Basics4
Meeting and Greeting4
Essentials5
Where?6
How Much?6
How Many?7
When?7
Struggling with German8
Handy Questions9
Das Yin und Yang11
Big Little Words12
Very German Expressions12
Counting15
Numbers15
Money17
Money Words19
Time19
Timely Expressions20
About Time21
The Day22
The Week22
The Month23
The Year23
Holidays and Happy Days23
Key Phrases: Money18
Key Phrases: Time20
Traveling25
Flights25
Making a Reservation25
At the Airport26
Getting to/from the Airport27
Trains27
The Train Station27
Getting a Ticket29
Reservations, Supplements, and Discounts31
Ticket Talk32
Changing Trains32
On the Platform33
On the Train34
Reading Train and Bus Schedules35
Going Places36
Buses and Subways38
At the Bus Station or Metro Stop38
Taking Buses and Subways39
Taxis41
Getting a Taxi41
In the Taxi42
Driving43
Rental Wheels43
At the Gas Station44
Car Trouble45
Parking46
Finding your Way47
Route-finding Words48
The Police49
Reading Road Signs50
Other Signs You May See52
Key Phrases: Trains29
Key Phrases: Buses and Subways38
Key Phrases: Taxis41
Key Phrases: Driving50
Sleeping53
Places to Stay53
Reserving a Room53
Using a Credit Card55
Das Alphabet57
Just the Fax, Ma'am58
Getting Specific58
Families59
Mobility Issues60
Confirming, Changing, and Canceling Reservations61
Nailing Down the Price62
Choosing a Room63
Breakfast63
Hotel Help64
Hotel Hassles65
Checking Out67
Camping68
Key Phrases: Sleeping54
Eating69
Restaurants69
Types of Restaurants69
Finding a Restaurant70
Getting a Table70
The Menu72
Ordering73
Tableware and Condiments75
The Food Arrives76
Complaints76
Compliments76
Paying77
Special Concerns78
In a Hurry78
Dietary Restrictions78
Children80
What's Cooking81
Breakfast81
Snacks, Quick Lunches, and Appetizers84
Say Cheese85
Cheese Specialties85
Sandwichess86
If You Knead Bread87
Soups and Salads88
Seafood89
Poultry90
Meat90
Main Course Specialties91
Eating Italian in Germany92
How Food is Prepared92
Side Dishes94
Veggies94
Fruits95
Nuts96
Teutonic Treats96
Ice Cream97
Dessert Specialties98
Drinking100
Water and Juice100
Milk101
Coffee and Tea102
Wine103
Wine Words104
Wine Labels105
Beer105
Bar Talk107
Spirits108
Picnicking109
At the Grocery109
Tasty Picnic Words110
Key Phrases: Restaurants72
Best of the Wurst83
Key Phrases: What's Cooking87
Avoiding Mis-Steaks91
Styles of Cooking93
Key Phrases: Drinking101
Austrian Coffee Lingo102
Menu Decoder113
German / English113
English / German125
Activities136
Sightseeing136
Where?136
At the Sight137
Please138
Tours138
Entrance Signs139
Discounts139
In the Museum139
Art and Architecture140
Castles and Palaces141
Religious Words142
Shopping143
German Shops143
Shop Till You Drop145
Street Markets146
Clothes147
Colors148
Materials149
Jewelry149
Sports150
Bicycling150
Swimming and Boating151
Sports Talk152
Entertainment153
Entertaining Words154
Key Phrases: Sightseeing136
Key Phrases: Shopping144
Connect155
Phoning155
Telephone Words156
Cell Phones157
E-mail and the Web158
Web Words159
On Screen159
Mailing160
Licking the Postal Code161
Key Phrases: E-mail and the Web159
Key Phrases: Mailing162
Help!164
Theft and Loss165
Helpful Words166
Help for Women166
Key Phrases: Help!164
Services168
Laundry168
Clean Words169
Haircuts169
Repair170
Filling Out Forms171
Health168
Ailments174
Women's Health178
Parts of the Body178
Medical Words179
First-Aid Kit180
Contacts and Glases182
Toiletries182
Makeup183
For Babies183
More Baby Things184
Key Phrases: Health172
Chatting186
Nothing More Than Feelings187
Who's Who188
Family188
Work189
Chatting with Children190
Travel Talk191
Map Musings193
Favorite Things198
Weather199
Thanks a Million200
Smoking201
Responses for all Occasions201
Conversing with Animals202
Profanity202
Sweet Curses203
Create Your Own Conversation204
Who204
What205
Why206
You be the Judge207
Beginnings and Endings207
A German Romance208
Words of Love208
Ah, Liebe209
Key Phrases: Chatting187
Dictionary213
German / English213
English / German236
Tips for Hurdling the Language Barrier262
Don't be Afraid to Communicate262
International Words263
German Verbs264
German Tongue Twisters268
English Tongue Twisters268
German Songs269
Numbers and Stumblers272
Appendix273
Let's Talk Telephones273
Country Codes274
Directory Assistance275
U.S. Embassies275
Tear-Out Cheat Sheet277
Hotel Reservation Fax Form279
Illustrations
Standard Road Signs
Parts of the Body
Human Temp Thermometer
Weather Thermometer
Maps
Major Rail Lines in Germany
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Europe
The United States
The World

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