German Essentials For Dummies

German Essentials For Dummies

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 143 x 219 x 11mm | 924g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 111818422X
  • 9781118184226
  • 285,431

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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
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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
show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1


Chapter 1: Laying the Foundations of German 5


Chapter 2: Grasping Gender and Case 23


Chapter 3: Handling the Present 37


Chapter 4: Modifying with Modal Auxiliary Verbs 55


Chapter 5: Describing and Connecting Your Thoughts 69


Chapter 6: Asking and Answering Questions 93


Chapter 7: Stepping Back in the Past 109


Chapter 8: Focusing on the Future 125


Chapter 9: Understanding Verb Moods 135


Chapter 10: Ten Important Verb Distinctions 149


Appendix: Verb Charts 155


Index 169
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About Wendy Foster

Wendy Foster has been a teacher, writer, editor, and translator. She is the author of Intermediate German For Dummies. Paulina Christensen, PhD, and Anne Fox are veteran language instructors.
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