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German Essentials For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Wendy Foster , Paulina Christensen , Anne Fox
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Book Description

The core concepts you need to write and speak German

Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to German after some time away, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory German course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, you'll skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of German Essentials For Dummies.

Designed for students (and parents) who want the key concepts and a few examples—without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content—German Essentials For Dummies is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference.

  • Focuses on everything from grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations to verb forms and tenses
  • Perfect for a refresher or a quick reference
  • Aids you in writing assignments, tests, and conversational German

If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively.


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    Title
German For Dummies, with CD German All-in-One For Dummies, with CD Intermediate German For Dummies German Essentials For Dummies
 
 
 
 
 
Guide Type
Immersion
Course-in-Book
Workbook
Review/Study
 
Audience Level
Beginner
Beginner to Intermediate
Intermediate+
All Levels
 
Pages
384
720
322
192
 
List Price
$24.99
$34.99
$19.99
$9.99
 
Publication Date
February, 2011
June, 2013
March, 2008
May, 2012
 
Author(s)
Christensen
For Dummies
Foster
Foster
 
Imprint
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
 
Print Book
 
Kindle Book
 
Edition
2nd
1st
1st
1st
 
Brief Description
Everything needed to speak German. Includes: grammar, verb conjugations, pronunciations, dictionary, vocabulary, exercises, more.
Conveniently combines titles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all aspects of the German language.
Hands-on workbook with examples and exercises covering: vocabulary, numbers, tenses, verb conjugations, and grammar.
Concise coverage & examples of key concepts. Free of review information. No practice problems. Use as a refresher or for review.
 

From the Back Cover

Presenting the core concepts you need to write and speak German correctly

If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively. From conjugating verbs to understanding tenses, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time.

  • German 101 — get the lowdown on the basics, from expressing dates and times to identifying parts of speech

  • If you build it — know how to put words in the right order to construct sentences properly

  • The nitty-gritty — grasp word gender, crack "the four cases," and get personal with pronouns

  • Express yourself — find out how to grant permission with dürfen, express ability with können, describe likes with mögen, talk about preferences with möchten, and more

  • What lies ahead — discover how to use the present to express the future and talk about things yet to come with werden

Open the book and find:

  • A review of numbers, dates, and times

  • The parts of speech

  • Important verb distinctions

  • Tips for asking and answering yes/no questions

  • How to express the past, present, and future

  • Ways to spice up your descriptions

  • Helpful verb charts

Learn:

  • The basics of German grammar and sentence construction

  • How to conjugate verbs

  • To express ideas about past, present, and future


Product Details

  • File Size: 1835 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007YGGJQW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars German Essentials September 1, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My son received this and said it really was no help for a beginner learning German. You need to have some knowlefge of the language to use this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good basic grammar book. Not for beginners! December 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
Too much emphasis on grammar.

I was looking for a replacement for the out of print German for Dummies.

Not geared for my beginners German class that I teach.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Essential for German Learners May 18, 2013
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If there is something in German class that you don't understand, then this is the book for you. This book helps SO MUCH. It goes into great depth with grammar rules, which are the most challenging things about learning German.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a well-organized overview gem of verb endings, other word endings, and word order. Book is compact smaller size 8.5 inches high and 5.5 inches across. I was impressed with the layout: lists, tables, and main point sentences and tips. Content is first year German grammar.
If you already know all about German verbs, you might find it brief. If you know zero about German, you might find it quite a grammar dose of word endings and word order, but that is German.
I think this is impressive in category of compact Executive Summary or Compact Handbook of word endings and word order. The authors know well how to organize and instruct.
This is not the only Dummies book on German so you have choices.
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