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German Made Simple Learn to Speak and Understand German Quickly and Easily

ISBN-10: 0767918606
ISBN-13: 9780767918602
Edition: 2006
Authors: Arnold Leitner
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Learning German Has Never Been Easier! Whether you are studying the language in school, planning a trip to Germany or Austria, or trying to learn the basics of the language closest to English, German Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. Void of all nonessentials and refreshingly easy to understand, German Made Simple includes: Basics of grammar Modern vocabulary Pronunciation guide Reading exercises Economic information Common expressions Review exercises Complete answer key German-English dictionary Look for these Made Simple titles: Accounting Made Simple Arithmetic Made Simple Astronomy Made Simple Biology Made Simple Bookkeeping Made Simple Business Letters Made Simple Chemistry Made Simple Computer Science Made Simple Earth Science Made Simple English Made Simple French Made Simple Ingles Hecho Facil Investing Made Simple Italian Made Simple Keyboarding Made Simple Latin Made Simple Learning English Made Simple Mathematics Made Simple The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple Philosophy Made Simple Physics Made Simple Psychology Made Simple Sign Language Made Simple Spanish Made Simple Spelling Made Simple Statistics Made Simple Your Small Business Made Simple

Meet the German Language
German and English belong to the same family of languages
Related German and English words
German is not difficult to pronounce and spell
A preview of some interesting features of German
German Letters and Sounds in Words and Sentences
The vowels a, e, i, o, u
The consonants
The vowel combinations au, ei, eu
The modified vowels a, o, u
Front ch, back ch
Final g
The German alphabet
The German letter ss
Summary of letters and sounds
Die Familie Clark / The Clark Family
The family (die Familie)
Gender of nouns
Definite article and noun in the nominative case
Agreement of third-person pronouns
Asking somebody's name
Herr Clark Ist Hungrig / Mr. Clark is Hungry
The indefinite article ein, kein
Some German verb endings
The negative nicht
The formation of questions
Wer Ist Herr Clark? / Who is Mr. Clark?
Noun plurals
Common professions
Present tense of gehen
Three ways of saying you
Familiar verbs like gehen in the present tense
Question words
Asking somebody's age
Frau Clark Geht Einkaufen / Mrs. Clark Goes Shopping
Imperative (command) forms
Accusative case of nouns, definite and indefinite articles, kein, wer and was
Feminine nouns with the ending-in
Asking for the price
Das Haus der Familie Clark / The Home of the Clark Family
The one-family house (das Einfamilienhaus)
More noun plurals
Present tense of sein and haben
Accusative case, third-person pronouns
Some prepositions with the accusative case
Looking for a new home
Warum Lernt Herr Clark Deutsch? / Why is Mr. Clark Learning German?
Compound nouns
Opposites
Present tense of antworten, reden, sprechen
Modal verb wollen
Word order: normal and inverted word order
Position of infinitives
Eine Deutschstunde / A German Lesson
Modal verb mussen
Dative or "to" case of nouns, articles and kein
Some common verbs that may take indirect objects
Dative of third person pronouns and of wer
Dative prepositions
Wo Wohnt die Familie Clark? / Where Does the Clark Family Live?
Expressions of "liking" with gern and lieber
Es gibt there is, there are
Present tense of laufen, fahren
Prepositions with the dative or accusative
Da(r) and wo(r) combinations
What a mess!
Das Geheimnis des Herrn Clark / The Secret of Mr. Clark
Genitive case
The use of von in place of the genitive
The interrogative wessen
Prepositions with the genitive case
Present tense of kennen and of wissen
Review of Chapters 1-11
Summary: Nouns, verbs, prepositions (dative, dative or accusative, accusative, genitive)
German expressions
Vocabulary exercises
Grammar review and exercises: noun declensions, all cases; masculine nouns with -n or -en endings
Compound nouns
Dialogues
Wo ist die Thomasstrasse?
Wo halt der Bus an?
Lesestucke
Herr Clark lernt Deutsch
Die Deutschsprachigen Lander: Deutschland, Osterreich und Schweiz
Ein Freund Besucht Herrn Clark / A Friend Visits Mr. Clark
Present tense of lesen, treten
Possessive adjectives (ein-words)
Packing a suitcase
Herr Clark Telefoniert / Mr. Clark Makes a Phone Call
Infinitives used as nouns
Numerals 1 to 100
Present tense of konnen, tun
Der-words: dieser, jener, jeder, welcher, aller
Making phone calls
Dollar und Euro / Dollars and Euros
The European currency
Numerals over 100
Arithmetic
Subordinate word order
Subordinating conjunctions dass, wenn
Coordinating conjunctions und, aber, oder, denn
Talking about prices
Frau Clark geht mit ihren Kindern einkaufen / Mrs. Clark Goes Shopping with her Children
Clothes
The "Do-er"
Present tense of tragen, lassen
About adjective endings
Adjectives preceded by a der-word
Adjectives preceded by an ein-word
Adjectives preceded by neither a der-word nor an ein-word
Colors
Wie Spat Ist Es? / What Time Is It?
Travelling
Expressions of satisfaction or approval
Dieser the latter, jener the former
Travel expressions
Time of day
The 24-hour clock
Separable verbs, present tense
First and second person pronouns (nominative, dative, accusative)
Review of Chapters 13-17
Summary: Nouns, verbs, German expressions
Vocabulary exercises
Grammar review and exercises: Summary of adjective endings; summary of first-, second- and third-person pronouns (nominative, dative and accusative)
Dialogues
Ihre Uhr geht nach
Wo muss ich aussteigen?
Lesestuck: Karl lernt nicht gern Mathematik
Der Arbeitstag des Herrn Clark / Mr. Clark's Working Day
Some foods
The present tense of nehmen, durfen
Reflexive verbs, present tense of sich setzen
Some common reflexive verbs
Reflexive pronouns in the dative
Separable verbs in subordinate clauses
Die kleine Anna war krank / Little Anne Was Sick
Present tense of schlafen, sollen
Regular and irregular verbs in English
The past tense of weak (regular) verbs in German
Some familiar weak verbs, present and past
Past tense of strong (irregular) verbs
Some familiar strong verbs, present and past
Some expressions referring to past time
A fairy tale: Rotkappchen
Was fur ein Schreckliches Wetter! / What Horrible Weather!
Expressions of weather
Some familiar separable verbs (present and past)
The position of the separable prefix of verbs (present and past) in simple sentences and main clauses
Position of separable verbs in subordinate clauses
Hin and her
More subordinating conjunctions
Wann, wenn, als
Der April Macht Was Er Will / April Does What it Wants
The seasons
The months of the year
Gern, lieber, am liebsten
Present tense of werden, mogen
Inseparable verbs
Verbs that take a dative object
Ein Besuch fur Herrn Clark / A Visit for Mr. Clark
Present and past tense of essen
The relative pronouns
Wo(r) combinations used for relative pronouns with prepositions
Wer and was as relative pronouns
Call My Bluff
Review of Chapters 19-23
Summary: Verbs (present and past)
German expressions
Vocabulary exercises
Grammar review and exercises: modal auxiliaries, present tense; modal auxiliaries, past tense; subordinate word order; expressions of definite time and duration of time
Dialogues
Zwei Freunde begegnen sich auf der Strasse
Ich habe Hunger
Lesestuck: Herr Clark war krank
Familie Clark Geht ins Kino / The Clark Family Goes to the Movies
Cinema expressions
Ordinal numerals
Dates
Die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands / The Reunification of the Two Germanies
The present perfect tense ("Perfekt")
Formation of the past participle
The principal parts of verbs
Use of the past and present perfect tenses
Ein typisches Wochenende bei den Clarks / A Typical Weekend at the Clarks'
Imperative of sein
The past perfect tense
Past participle of verbs ending in -ieren
Verbs with the auxiliary sein
The principal parts of some sein-verbs
Herr Muller Erzahlt von Sich Selbst / Mr. Muller Tells About Himself
Some very special verbs with the auxiliary sein
Indirect questions with wie, wo, wann, wer, was, warum
The present and past perfect tenses in subordinate clauses
Herr Clark Schreibt einen Brief an Seinen Geschaftspartner in Munchen / Mr. Clark Writes A Letter to His Business Partner in Munich
Formal letters: date, beginning, closing
The future tense
The present tense with future meaning
The future tense in subordinate clauses
Hobbies
Review of Chapters 25-29
Summary: Verbs, German expressions
Vocabulary exercises
Grammar review and exercises: Present, past, present perfect, past perfect and future tenses; the subordinate word order of verbs in the present perfect, past perfect, and future; summary of subordinating conjunctions
Vier Dialoge
Lesestucke
Frau Clark hat Geburtstag
Ein toller Film im Kino
Herr Clark Erhalt eine Antwort auf Seinen Brief / Mr. Clark Receives an Answer to His Letter
Related words
Mixed verbs
The infinitive with zu
The infinitive without zu
Die Geographie von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz / The Geography of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Expressions of geography
Imperative in the first-person plural
Comparison of adjectives
Some adjectives irregular in comparison
Case endings in the comparative and superlative
Sights in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
Die Deutsche Kuche / German Cooking
The am -sten form of the superlative of adjectives
Comparison of adverbs
A recipe: Apfelkuchen
Welche Stadte Werden Sie Besuchen, Herr Clark? / What Cities Will You Visit, Mr. Clark?
The future tense of modal auxiliaries
The future perfect tense
Making predictions
Herr Clark Reist Nach Deutschland Ab / Mr. Clark Sets out for Germany
Two word families
About the verbs lassen and verlassen
Map of Germany
Review of Chapters 31-35
Summary: Verbs (principal parts), German expressions
Vocabulary exercises
Grammar review and exercises: Case endings for the comparative and superlative of adjectives
Five tenses of verbs
Dialogues
Deutsche oder amerikanische Filme?
Im Restaurant
Modernes Lesestuck: Frau Clark shoppt im Internet
Ankunft in Munchen / Arrival in Munich
Am Flughafen At the Airport
Willkommen in Deutschland Welcome to Germany
The present participle used as an adjective
More sein-verbs
Herr Clark Besucht die Familie Schiller / Mr. Clark Visits the Schiller Family
Ein Telefongesprach A Telephone Conversation
Eine Vorstellung An Introduction
Prepositions with special meanings after certain verbs
Ein Ausflug an den Ammersee / An Excursion to the Ammersee
Automobile terms
Informal letters: beginnings, endings
More strong verbs, principal parts
Principal parts of modals
The double infinitive
The double infinitive with lassen, sehen, horen
Herr Clark Verlasst Deutschland / Mr. Clark Leaves Germany
Summary of German word order in simple sentences and main clauses
Summary of word order in subordinate clauses
Review of Chapters 37-40
Summary: Verbs, German expressions
Vocabulary exercises
Dialogue
An der Tankstelle At the Gas Station
Lesestucke
Das deutsche Fernsehen
Herrn Clarks Rheinreise
Brief an einen Freund in Chicago / Letter to a Friend in Chicago
About the subjunctive
The present subjunctive
The past subjunctive
The present perfect and past perfect subjunctive
The wurde-form
Use of the subjunctive in conditional sentences
Word order in conditional sentences
Omission of wenn
Daydreaming: Wenn ich ...
Bericht eines Gesprachs zwischen Herrn Clark und Herrn Muller / Report of a Conversation Between Mr. Clark and Mr. Muller
The subjunctive in indirect discourse
Was Geschieht im Hotel? / What Happens in the Hotel?
Answer Section
German-English Vocabulary
English-German Vocabulary
Communication Games

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