Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips
Speak German - instantly!
Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but
need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy
little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time.
Discover how to:
- Get directions, shop, and eat out
- Talk numbers, dates, time, and money
- Chat about family and work
- Discuss sports and the weather
- Deal with problems and emergencies
Paulina Christensen has been
working as a writer, editor, and translator for almost ten years. She
holds a degree in English and German literature and has developed,
written, and edited numerous German-language textbooks and teachers’
handbooks for Berlitz International. Her work as a translator ranges
from new media art to science fiction (Starlog magazine). She
occasionally works as a court interpreter and does consulting and
interpreting at educational conferences, as well as voice-overs for
educational videos and CD-ROMs. Dr. Christensen received her M.A. and
Ph.D. from Düsseldorf University, Germany, and has taught at
Berlitz Language Schools, New York University, and Fordham University.
Anne Fox has been working as a translator, editor, and writer for
the past twelve years. She studied at Interpreters’ School, Zurich,
Switzerland, and holds a degree in translation. Her various assignments
have taken her to outer space, hyperspace, and around the world. She
has also taught at Berlitz Language Schools and worked as a legal and
technical proofreader in the editorial departments of several law
firms. Most recently she has been developing, writing, and editing
student textbooks and teacher handbooks for Berlitz.
About This Book.
Conventions Used in This Book.
Icons Used in This Book.
Where to Go from Here.
Chapter 1: I Say It How? Speaking German.
Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics.
Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds.
Chapter 4: Making New Friends and Enjoying Small Talk.
Chapter 5: Enjoying a Drink and a Snack (or Meal!).
Chapter 6: Shop ?til You Drop.
Chapter 7: Making Leisure a Top Priority.
Chapter 8: When You Gotta Work.
Chapter 9: Getting Around: Transportation.
Chapter 10: Finding a Place to Lay Your Weary Head.
Chapter 11: Dealing with Emergencies.
Chapter 12: Ten Favorite German Expressions.
Chapter 13: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Like a Local.
Series: For Dummies (Language & Literature)
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 5th August 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 10.92
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1