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German Phrases for Dummies (For Dummies)

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More than 4 million Americans visit Germany each year, and foreign language skills are more and more necessary in today's global economy. German Phrases For Dummies delivers the German basics people need to communicate and thrive in real-world situations, using common phrases to illustrate grammatical concepts and explaining how to put newfound language skills into practice. Students, travelers, and business people will get the key words, expressions, and language rules they need to find their way around, shop, dine, make small talk, and deal with problems.

Synopsis:

The fun and easy way to pick up German language fundamentals

More than 4 million Americans visit Germany each year, and foreign language skills are more and more necessary in today's global economy. German Phrases For Dummies delivers the German basics people need to communicate and thrive in real-world situations, using common phrases to illustrate grammatical concepts and explaining how to put newfound language skills into practice. Students, travelers, and business people will get the key words, expressions, and language rules they need to find their way around, shop, dine, make small talk, and deal with problems.

Paula Christensen and Anne Fox, the authors of German For Dummies (0-7645-5195-7), are veteran writers, editors, and translators with more than 30 years of experience between them.

Synopsis:

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips

Speak German — instantly!

Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time.

Discover how to

  • Get directions, shop, and eat out
  • Talk numbers, dates, time, and money
  • Chat about family and work
  • Discuss sports and the weather
  • Deal with problems and emergencies

About the Author

Paulina Christensen has been working as a writer, editor, and translator for almost ten years. She holds a degree in English and German literature and has developed, written, and edited numerous German-language textbooks and teachers’ handbooks for Berlitz International. Her work as a translator ranges from new media art to science fiction (Starlog magazine). She occasionally works as a court interpreter and does consulting and interpreting at educational conferences, as well as voice-overs for educational videos and CD-ROMs. Dr. Christensen received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Düsseldorf University, Germany, and has taught at Berlitz Language Schools, New York University, and Fordham University.

Anne Fox has been working as a translator, editor, and writer for the past twelve years. She studied at Interpreters’ School, Zurich, Switzerland, and holds a degree in translation. Her various assignments have taken her to outer space, hyperspace, and around the world. She has also taught at Berlitz Language Schools and worked as a legal and technical proofreader in the editorial departments of several law firms. Most recently she has been developing, writing, and editing student textbooks and teacher handbooks for Berlitz.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Chapter 1: I Say It How? Speaking German.

Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics.

Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds.

Chapter 4: Making New Friends and Enjoying Small Talk.

Chapter 5: Enjoying a Drink and a Snack (or Meal!).

Chapter 6: Shop ’til You Drop.

Chapter 7: Making Leisure a Top Priority.

Chapter 8: When You Gotta Work.

Chapter 9: Getting Around: Transportation.

Chapter 10: Finding a Place to Lay Your Weary Head.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Emergencies.

Chapter 12: Ten Favorite German Expressions.

Chapter 13: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Like a Local.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764595530
Author:
Christensen, Paula
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Consumer Dummies
Author:
Fox, Anne
Author:
Christensen, Paulina
Subject:
English
Subject:
German
Subject:
German language
Subject:
German language - English
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German
Subject:
German Grammars & Dictionaries
Subject:
Beginning German
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Lifestyles Paperback
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.18x4.42x.49 in. .34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The fun and easy way to pick up German language fundamentals

More than 4 million Americans visit Germany each year, and foreign language skills are more and more necessary in today's global economy. German Phrases For Dummies delivers the German basics people need to communicate and thrive in real-world situations, using common phrases to illustrate grammatical concepts and explaining how to put newfound language skills into practice. Students, travelers, and business people will get the key words, expressions, and language rules they need to find their way around, shop, dine, make small talk, and deal with problems.

Paula Christensen and Anne Fox, the authors of German For Dummies (0-7645-5195-7), are veteran writers, editors, and translators with more than 30 years of experience between them.

"Synopsis" by , Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips

Speak German — instantly!

Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time.

Discover how to

  • Get directions, shop, and eat out
  • Talk numbers, dates, time, and money
  • Chat about family and work
  • Discuss sports and the weather
  • Deal with problems and emergencies

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