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German Demystified: A Self Teaching Guide

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Take the angst out of learning German

Interested in learning to speak German but can't tell the difference between a strudel and a schnauzer? No need to feel intimidated! With German Demystified you'll develop language skills so quickly you'll pass for a wunderkind.

Organized into twenty chapters that cover key grammar topics, this book contains the building blocks for the storehouse of your new German language skills. Covering common verb tenses, essential vocabulary, useful adjectives and adverbs, and even the correct way to ask questions, this guide makes learning what can be a difficult language both simple and entertaining. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding German.

This fast and easy guide features:

  • Clear grammatical explanations that illustrate how the language works
  • Numerous examples that place new vocabulary in practical context
  • Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the German language to life
  • Coverage of everyday topics, conversational expressions, and cultural information
  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter reinforce new language skills

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, German Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.

Synopsis:

Ed Swick taught German for 30 years. He is the

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment xi

Introduction Xiii

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED
Chapter 1 German Prounuciation 3

Chapter 2 People and Names 15

Chapter 3 Asking Questions 33

Chapter 4 Describing People and Things51

Chapter 5 Indicting Possession 69

PART TWO: USING VERBS
Chapter 6 Actions in the Present 89

Chapter 7 Irregularties in Present Tense Verbs 103

Chapter 8 Talking About Location 117

Chapter 9 Talking Aobut the Past 137

Chapter 10 Time and Calendar 157

PART THREE: LOTS MORE ABOUT VERBS
Chapter 11 More Talking About the Past 187

Chapter 12 Important Details 205

Chapter 13 Talking About the Future 223

Chapter 14 Review of Verbs Tenses 243

Chapter 15 Linking Ideas Together 263

PART FOUR SOME FINE POINTS
Chapter 16 Comparing Things

Chapter 17 Using Commands

Chapter 18 Using the Passive Voice

Chapter 19 Using the Subjunctive Mood

Chapter 20 Expressing Wishes and Conditions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071593687
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Foreign Language Study : German
Author:
Swick, Ed
Author:
Swick Ed
Subject:
Computers : Programming Languages - General
Subject:
German language
Subject:
English
Subject:
German
Subject:
0-07-147660-1, 0-07-147659-8, 0-07-147658-X
Subject:
German language - English
Subject:
German language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German Grammar
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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