The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning German, 4th Edition

  • Alicia Muller
  • Lisa Graham University of Texas at Arlington
  • Stephan Muller
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  • ISBN-10: 1615643494
  • ISBN-13: 9781615643493
  • DDC: 438.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning German, Fourth Edition couches the more academic topics, such as verb tenses, in useful travel-themed chapters dealing with everything from shopping, renting cars, banking, making a phone call, visiting a doctor, going to the post office, to banking.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Learning German Basics.
2: Learning German.
3: Pronounce It Properly: Vowels.
4: Pronounce It Properly: Consonants.
5: You Know More Than You Think.
6: Idiomatic Expressions: Quintessentially German.
7: Ready, Set, Go!.
8: Gender: More Than Male or Female.
9: Guiding Grammar: Fitting Form with Function.
10: Nuts and Bolts of German Sentences.
11: Up, Up, and Away!.
12: Making Introductions and Small Talk.
13: Getting to Know Family and Friends.
14: At the Airport.
15: Getting Around Town on Time.
16: At the Hotel.
17: Out and About in Germany.
18: A Date with the Weather.
19: Let's Sightsee.
20: You've Got to Go Shopping.
21: Eating on the Go: Auf dem Markt.
22: Restaurant Hopping.
23: You're Invited: “Would You Like to …?”.
24: Angst: Solving Problems on the Go.
25: What to Say when You're Looking for Help.
26: Doctor, Doctor: “Ich bin krank”.
27: In the Past: Die Vergangenheit.
28: When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do.
29: Communicating: Phone, Mail, and Internet.
30: The Future Is Now: Staying a While in Germany.
Answer Key.
Lexicon: English to German, German to English.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a recipient of the Illumina Teaching Award, a national teaching award honoring design professors presented by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and The Justice Organization. Her illustrations have appeared in the MIT publications, Computer Music Journal, Leonardo, and Terra Nova. Ms. Graham has produced a wide range of graphic designs, illustrations, and informational graphics for clients in the fashion, high-tech, energy, military, and geology industries.