German: How to Speak and Write it

German: How to Speak and Write it

Paperback Beginners' Guides Language: English / German

By (author) Joseph Rosenberg

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Language: English / German
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 23 January 1978
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486202712
  • ISBN 13: 9780486202716
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 330ill.
  • Sales rank: 81,227

Product description

This is probably the most delightful, useful and comprehensive elementary book available for learning spoken and written German, with or without a teacher. Working on the principle that a person learns more quickly by example than by rule, the author has put together a book that abounds in immediately usable German sentences and phrases on a wide variety of subjects. The student will find pleasure in the amusing sketches and drawings used to imbed new vocabulary firmly in the student's mind, in the many excellent photographs of cities and landmarks in German-speaking countries, and in the glimpses of German culture and custom subtly interwoven into the conversational material.

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Table of contents

HOW TO USE THE COURSE LESSON 1 INTRODUCING THE SCHULZ FAMILY LESSON 2 THE THREE GENDERS ; HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE STATEMENTS AND ASK QUESTIONS   GERMAN MAP OF EUROPE LESSON 3 THE LESSINGS OF BERLIN ; FEMININE ENDINGS ; DIMINUTIVES LESSON 4 THIS AND THAT ; CAFÉ CONVERSATIONS LESSON 5 EATING AND DRINKING ; PLURAL FORMS OF VERBS AND NOUNS LESSON 6 CLOTHES ; FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS ; COLOURS LESSON 7 THE CALENDAR AND SEASONS OF THE YEAR LESSON 8 WHAT IS THE TIME ? ; GREETINGS ; THE DAY'S ROUTINE "LESSON 9 COMPARISONS OF SIZE, LENGTH AND AGE ; THE FRUITSHOP" LESSON 10 DIRECT OBJECTS ; HOW COMPOUND NOUNS ARE FORMED LESSON 11 MORE ABOUT DIRECT OBJECTS ; COMMANDS AND EXCLAMATIONS "LESSON 12 CAN, WILL AND MUST ; A BLACKBOARD LESSON ; HOW TO USE DEPENDENT CLAUSES" LESSON 13 INDIRECT OBJECTS ; ASKING AFTER SOMEONE'S HEALTH LESSON 14 SITTING ROOM AND DINING ROOM PHRASES "LESSON 15 THE WEATHER ; SUN, MOON AND STARS"   PRONUNCIATION AT SIGHT LESSON 16 THE SCHULZES PREPARE FOR A VISIT TO BERLIN LESSON 17 THE DEPARTURE ; AT THE RAILWAY STATION LESSON 18 ON THE JOURNEY ; TRAVEL TALK IN THE TRAIN LESSON 19 ARRIVAL IN BERLIN ; THE HOTEL LESSON 20 THE LESSING FAMILY'S HOUSE LESSON 21 IN THE MORNING ; BEDROOM AND BATHROOM LESSON 22 MR. BROWN MAKES A FEW PURCHASES AND VISITS A POST OFFICE LESSON 23 THE SCHULZES VISIT A DEPARTMENT STORE LESSON 24 THEY LUNCH WITH HERR LESSING IN A RESTAURANT LESSON 25 MR. BROWN ARRANGES TO TAKE GERMAN LESSONS LESSON 26 FRAU SCHULZ AT THE DENTIST'S LESSON 27 SPORTS AND SPORTING TERMS LESSON 28 FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT LESSON 29 A JOURNEY BY ROAD TO THE SEASIDE LESSON 30 A SEASIDE HOLIDAY ; MR. BROWN RETURNS TO LONDON SUMMARY OF GRAMMAR CORRESPONDENCE : A GUIDE TO LETTER WRITING "STUDY GUIDE TO GERMAN LITERATURE, BY RICHARD FRIEDENTHAL, PH.D." KEY TO THE EXERCISES KEY TO THE WORD-BUILDING PICTURES TRANSLATION OF CAPTIONS TO PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS INDEX ACKNOWLEDGMENTS