Easy Ways to Enlarge Your German Vocabulary

Easy Ways to Enlarge Your German Vocabulary

4.22 (9 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Although there are many books that cover German grammar and syntax, remarkably little modern attention has been given to the practical problem of acquiring a German vocabulary. Yet building up or enlarging a basic vocabulary can be one of the most time-consuming and most difficult tasks for the student, if he approaches it by the conventional method of word lists or reading notes. As the present book, by Karl A. Schmidt, Assistant Professor of German at the University of San Francisco, shows, there are modern techniques for building vocabulary efficiently.
Professor Schmidt's work builds upon the close relationship of German to English, as well as upon the easy and rational processes that are used in German for word formation. Cognates and words of common foreign origin between English and German are covered, as well as the creation of new words by compounding, by affixes, and other modifications. Concentrating on useful, modern vocabulary, this book is remarkably clear in its presentation and will (in addition to its specific considerations) leave the reader with a sense of the patterns of word formation, so that he can go farther on his own.
This book can be used as a supplement to any language course, for self-study by a student who has already had grammatical basics, or as a refresher. The extensive practice examples that are included (with a key at the rear) will enable the reader both to increase his knowledge and to check his progress.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 206 x 278 x 10mm | 359g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486230449
  • 9780486230443
  • 78,843

Table of contents

A. LINGUISTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GERMAN AND ENGLISH
I. FULL COGNATES
II. PARTIAL COGNATES
1. Consonant Relationship
2. Vowel Relationship
III. COGNATES DIFFERING IN MEANING
IV. WORDS OF FOREIGN ORIGIN
1. Nouns
2. Adjectives
3. Verbs
B. COMPOUNDS
I. COMPOUND NOUNS
1. Noun + Noun
2. Connectives in Compound Nouns
3. Other Combinations of Compound Nouns
4. Grammatical Relationship Expressed in Compound Nouns
II. COMPOUND ADJECTIVES AND PARTICIPLES
1. Connectives
2. Syntactical Relations
3. Notes on Translating
III. COMPOUND PARTICLES
IV. COMPOUND VERBS
1. Noun + Verb
2. Adjective + Verb
3. Particle + Verb (Separable Prefixes)
4. Variable Prefixes
5. Semantic Relationship of Verbal Prefixes
6. "Hin" and "Her" in Compound Separable Prefixes"
C. WORD DERIVATION
I. FORMATION OF WORDS THROUGH SUFFIXES AND DERIVATIVE ALTERATIONS
1. Infinitives Used as Nouns
2. Verbal Stems Used as Nouns
3. Suffixes in English and German
4. Formation of Nouns by Means of Suffixes
5. Formation of Adjectives and Adverbs by Means of Suffixes
6. Formation of Verbs by Means of Suffixes
II. FORMATION OF WORDS THROUGH PREFIXES
1. Noun and Adjective Prefixes
2. Verb Prefixes
3. Summary of Veral Prefixes
4. Prefixes of Foreign Origin
5. Word Families
KEY TO PRACTICES
show more

Rating details

9 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3)
4 56% (5)
3 11% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X