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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Foolish Assumptions
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
The German You Know
Friendly allies (perfect cognates)
Kissing cousins (near cognates)
False friends
Lenders and borrowers
Mouthing Off: Basic Pronunciation
Pronouncing vowels
Pronouncing umlauts
Pronouncing diphthongs
Pronouncing consonants
Identifying a new letter: ß
Pronouncing combinations of consonants
Using Popular Expressions
Looking at the Types of Words
Nouns
Adjectives
Verbs
Adverbs
Figuring Out Simple Sentence Construction
Arranging words in the right order
Forming questions
The Tenses: Present, Past, and Future
Looking at the present
Talking about the future
Getting Funky: Reflexive and Separable Verbs
Right back at you: Reflexive verbs
Knowing when to separate your verbs
Putting the Language in the Right Case
Nominative case
Accusative case
Dative case
Genitive case
Why all these cases matter
Getting Formal or Informal
1, 2, 3: Cardinal Numbers
The First, Second, Third, and So On
Telling Time
Using the 24-hour routine: 0 to 24
Times of the day
Monday, Tuesday: Weekdays
Using the Calendar and Dates
Covering the units of the calendar
The basic names of the months
Describing events in specific months
Naming specific times in the months
Keeping track of dates
Money, Money, Money
Changing currency
Heading to the ATM
Hello! Greetings and Introductions
Saying hello and good-bye
Asking “How are you?”
Replying to “How are you?”
Asking people where they come from
Understanding nationalities
What Languages Do You Speak?
Talking about Yourself
Describing your work
Giving out your address and phone number
Talking about Your Family
Talking about the Weather
Is It Time to Eat Yet?
Setting the Table
Going Out to a Restaurant
Distinguishing places to eat
Making reservations
Arriving and being seated
Deciphering the menu
Getting the Check
Heading Out on the Town
Shopping politely
Shopping for Clothes
Color me German
Trying it on
Hitting the Markets
Finding what you need
Asking for amounts
Paying the Bill
Figuring Out What You Want to Do
Going to the movies
Going to the museum
Bringing down the (opera) house
Going to a Party
Talking about Hobbies and Interests
Playing Sports
Exploring the Outdoors
Getting out and going
Things to see along the way
Going to the mountains
Going to the country
Going to the sea
Phoning Made Simple
Asking for your party
Making the connection
Leaving messages
Saying good-bye
Sending a letter or postcard
Sending a fax or an e-mail
Getting Around at the Office
Mastering your desk and supplies
Elsewhere in the office . .
On the Move: Types of Transportation
At the airport
At the train station
Catching the bus
Getting a taxi
Renting a car
Dealing with Passports, Visas, and Customs
Your passport and visa
Going through immigration
Going through customs
Asking for Help with Directions
Going Here and There
Asking “How Do I Get There?”
Describing a Position or Location
Going Right, Left, North, South, East, and West
Getting on the Move
Driving Around in German
Scoping Out a Hotel
Reserving Rooms
How long are you staying?
Filling out the registration form
Understanding the key game
Asking about amenities and facilities
Checking Out and Paying the Bill
Asking for your bill
Parting shots at the hotel
Asking for Help with Accidents
Shouting for help
Reporting a problem
Asking for English-speaking help
Going to the Doctor or Hospital
Describing what ails you
Announcing any special conditions
Getting an examination
Specifying parts of the body
Getting the diagnosis
Getting treatment
Talking to the Police
Describing what was stolen
Answering questions from the police
Protecting your rights abroad
Alles klar!
Geht in Ordnung
Kein Problem
Guten Appetit!
Deine Sorgen möchte ich haben!
Mir reicht’s!
Wie schön!
Genau
Stimmt’s?
Das ist ja toll!
Ruf mich an! / Rufen Sie michan!
Was ist los?
Keine Ahnung
Gehen wir!
Nicht zu fassen!
Du hast Recht! / Sie haben Recht!
Auf keinen Fall!
Nicht schlecht!
Das ist mir (völlig) egal
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German Phrases for Dummies

German Phrases for Dummies

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German Phrases for Dummies
German Phrases for Dummies

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