Colloquial German

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Routledge, Jun 25, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 384 pages
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‘If you want to get to grips with any of the [European] languages, Routledge’s Colloquial series is the best place you could start.’ – Rough Guide to Europe

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken German. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes this new edition of Colloquial German your best choice in personal language learning?

  • Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice.
  • Clear – concise grammar notes.
  • Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide.
  • Complete – including answer key and reference section.

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in German in a broad range of everyday situations. Two sixty-minute CDs or MP3 files are available to complement the book. Recorded by native speakers, they are an invaluable component of the Colloquial German course. They reinforce the material from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Pronunciation reference
10
A first taste of German
19
A little shopping
35
Asking the way
49
A place to stay
62
Eating out
76
Round the clock
95
Making a date
202
Music has charms
214
Time out
226
Off to the doctors
237
No bones broken
249
Cashing a cheque
263
Making comparisons
274
Looking back and forwards
286

Seeing the sights
113
Getting to know you
130
The recent past
144
Where it all began
156
Home and work
172
The story so far
186
Key to exercises
297
Translations
320
GermanEnglish glossary
331
Grammar index
352
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