Everything� Learning German Book Speak, Write and Understand Basic German in No Time

ISBN-10: 1580628753

ISBN-13: 9781580628754

Edition: 2003

Authors: Edward Swick

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 6/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

Ed Swick taught German for thirty years. He is the author of several books on German and ESL such as Practice Makes Perfect: German Pronouns and Prepositions and German Conversation Demystified (McGraw-Hill).

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Top Ten Reasons to Learn Germanp. x
Introductionp. xi
It's Already Your Second Languagep. 1
Where German Came Fromp. 2
Germany Todayp. 5
Many People Speak Germanp. 6
German Dialectsp. 7
The Vocabulary You Already Havep. 8
Cognates in Contextp. 10
German Pronunciationp. 11
Speak, Speak, Speak!p. 12
The Alphabetp. 12
The Vowel Soundsp. 13
Pronouncing the Consonantsp. 16
Letter Combinationsp. 18
Practicing Your Pronunciationp. 20
Getting Started with the Basicsp. 23
Names and Titlesp. 24
How to Say "Hello"p. 25
Good-bye!p. 26
How Are You?p. 27
Some Important New Wordsp. 27
What Is Your Name?p. 28
Countries and Nationalitiesp. 30
You Have to Eat!p. 32
First Things Firstp. 35
Capitalizationp. 36
Understanding Genderp. 36
The Masculine Nounsp. 37
The Feminine Nounsp. 39
The Neuter Nounsp. 41
Exceptions to the Gender Patternsp. 42
The Indefinite Articlep. 44
Fun on die Bahnp. 46
Forming Plurals and Using Pronounsp. 47
Some Easy Pluralsp. 48
The Plural of Masculine Nounsp. 48
Feminine Nouns in the Pluralp. 50
Making Neuter Nouns Pluralp. 50
He, She, and Itp. 52
You and Ip. 52
Plural Pronounsp. 53
Using du, ihr, and Siep. 54
Describe That Noun!p. 55
Getting a Roomp. 57
Coming and Going: Using Verbsp. 59
Conjugate What?p. 60
The German Verb seinp. 60
Verbs of Motion: Going Somewherep. 62
Essentials for Life: Eating and Drinkingp. 64
Other Useful Verbsp. 65
Verbs That End in--ierenp. 66
Bitten: A Very Versatile Verbp. 67
Du versus Sie Againp. 68
Negation with "Not" and "Not Any"p. 69
Deutschland liegt im Zentrum Europasp. 71
Verbs with Quirksp. 73
The German Verb habenp. 74
Expressing Like with habenp. 74
The Word morgenp. 75
Stem Changes in the Present Tensep. 77
The Many Uses of werdenp. 79
Jobs and Professionsp. 80
Income, Outcome, Welcome: Prefixes with Verbsp. 81
Prefixes with Verbs of Motionp. 85
"I Have a Book": Direct Objects and the Accusative Casep. 87
Direct Objects Aren't Scary at Allp. 88
The English Direct Objectp. 88
The German Direct Objectp. 89
Nominative and Accusativep. 90
Using Adjectives with Direct Objectsp. 92
Prepositions That Take the Accusativep. 93
Es gibt ...p. 95
Other Useful Idiomsp. 95
The Members of Your Familyp. 96
Giving Them the Book: Indirect Objects and the Dative Casep. 99
What's an Indirect Object?p. 100
Indirect Objects in Germanp. 100
Changing Dative Nouns to Pronounsp. 102
Sentences Can Be Chock Full of Pronouns!p. 103
Prepositions That Take the Dative Casep. 105
Another Use of the Dative Casep. 105
Around the Housep. 108
Asking Questionsp. 109
The Three Types of Questionsp. 110
Placing a Verb Firstp. 110
Interrogative Wordsp. 111
Asking Wherep. 113
Asking How and Whenp. 113
Asking Whop. 114
Asking Whyp. 115
The Other Cases of werp. 116
What Do You Sell?p. 119
The Numbers Gamep. 121
Starting at Zerop. 122
The Next Tenp. 123
The Rest of the Numbersp. 124
Street Addresses and Phone Numbersp. 127
Expressing Quantitiesp. 128
Measuring the Metric Wayp. 129
Ordinal Numbersp. 131
How about Fractions?p. 132
Compound Numeralsp. 134
Meet Europe's New Currencyp. 134
Telling Timep. 137
Time of Dayp. 138
Hours and Minutesp. 139
Asking for the Timep. 140
Days of the Weekp. 141
The Seasons of the Yearp. 142
Herzlichen Gluckwunsch zum Geburtstag!p. 143
The Case of Adjectivesp. 144
Using Ordinals to Give Datesp. 145
Activities in Germanyp. 146
Kaffee und Kuchenp. 147
Talking about the Pastp. 149
The Regular Past Tensep. 150
Forming Questions in the Past Tensep. 151
The Past Tense of Irregular Verbsp. 152
The Importance of Beingp. 157
A Special Look at haben and werdenp. 158
It's Raining Cats and Dogs!p. 158
Look to the Futurep. 161
What Are You Doing Tomorrow?p. 162
Using werdenp. 162
Present, Past, and Futurep. 164
Future Tense with Irregular Verbsp. 165
The Kaiser Gives the Ordersp. 165
Informal Commandsp. 166
Modern Technology in Germanp. 169
Perfect Tensesp. 171
The Present Perfect Tense with habenp. 172
Oh, Those Darned Irregularities!p. 174
Verbs That Use sein with Participlesp. 176
The Past Perfect Tensep. 179
The Future Perfect Tensep. 181
Should I or Shouldn't I?p. 185
What Is a Modal Auxiliary?p. 186
Modals in the Pastp. 188
Forming the Present Perfect Tensep. 191
The Future of Modalsp. 193
Another Look at Inseparable Prefixesp. 194
Revisiting the Separable Prefixesp. 195
What's Mine Is Yoursp. 199
What Belongs to You and Mep. 200
The Rest of the Possessive Adjectivesp. 200
A New Casep. 203
More Uses of the Genitivep. 205
Parts of Your Bodyp. 206
Games and Sportsp. 207
The Good, the Bad, and the Uglyp. 209
Antonyms and Other Words of Contrastp. 210
Der Words and ein Wordsp. 211
Some Special Nounsp. 214
Making Comparisonsp. 215
Good ... Better ... Bestp. 219
Ifs, Ands, and Butsp. 223
Und, oder, aber, and dennp. 224
Conjunctions That Affect Word Orderp. 225
Interrogatives Used as Conjunctionsp. 226
More Than Just der, die, and dasp. 228
A New Kind of Prepositionp. 230
German Is Spoken Herep. 233
Don't Be Passive about the Passive Voice!p. 234
Forming the Passive Voice in Germanp. 235
Using von, durch, and mitp. 236
Is It Passive or Is It an Adjective?p. 236
Talking about the Subjunctivep. 239
Would That It Were Not Sop. 240
He Said ... She Said ...p. 242
The Past Tense of the Subjunctive Moodp. 244
And One More Use for wenn!p. 247
Als obp. 249
Answer Keyp. 251
English-to-German Dictionaryp. 259
German-to-English Dictionaryp. 275
Principal Parts of Irregular and Strong Verbsp. 291
Indexp. 295
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