- File Size: 1955 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publication Date: April 28, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: German
- ASIN: B07R8WDY97
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Conversational German Dialogues: Over 100 German Conversations and Short Stories (Conversational German Dual Language Books) (German Edition) Kindle Edition
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While my oral comprehension of spoken German going from German to English after all of these years is still relatively quite decent after all of these years; these days I’ve got problems trying to formulate what I’d like to say in German. The reason I’m mentioning this is that my dear OH and I might be traveling to Europe this summer with the possibility of spending a day or two in either Germany or Austria.
Having previously won a copy of 2000 Most Common German words, when I saw that this copy was available, I didn’t hesitate to purchase a copy. With my vocabulary increasing as I read and re-read the book I’d had won I now needed and wanted to increase my verbal communication skills in actually speaking German.
While the 100+ plus short conversations might by many seem to be trite and somewhat superficial, does serve its designed purpose of increasing an individual’s knowledge of spoken German by formulating sentences from the vocabulary they’ve acquired and how they’re can ultimately use their vocabulary in many commonplace situations. By providing an alternating format of the German conversation followed immediately by the English translation, readers and immediately see the relationship between the two. By clicking on a specific conversation in the Table of Contents readers are afforded the ability of jumping around the entire job.
For giving readers the ability to formulate sentences from the vocabulary they’ve acquired in German, I’ve given this book 5 STARS.
Each dialogue is very short and is translated into English immediately after the German dialogue.
The words spoken by each person (usually between 2 people) are very short - often one sentence - something I really like.
There are MANY dialogues (over 100) and they cover many situations, from fun things (like booking a vacation, ordering food or going to an amusement park), to situations involving others (at the post office or hotel), to living (looking for a job, getting a motorcycle license or buying a couch, looking for an apartment).
The name of each dialogue is in German and ALSO in English which is great because there is nothing worse than not having any idea what the dialogue is about.
Many of the stories involve a person in a profession (waiter, postal clerk, etc.) who is referred to by his first name. For example, in Dialog 3 (Im Café), there is a dialog between Johannes and Lena which is quite confusing! Johannes is the waiter so I’d like to have seen it between Kellner (or Kellnerin) and Lena. This would not only help the reader to distinguish easily between the waiter and Lena and would also allow the reader to learn the name of that occupation through repetition throughout the short dialog.
After their success teaching Spanish, French, and Italian, now they turn to teaching German! And it works. The technique is to expand vocabulary and practical conversational topics as presented first in German and then in English. Some topics included are Birthday Present, Hotel Complaints, Looking for an Education, At the Cashier, At the Hospital, Buying a Car and so much more. Practical situations and how to communicate like a pro. And so it proceeds with one of the more accessible adjuncts to mastering the Italian vocabulary in a manner that places words in context and thus – easy to remember!
The technique is solid and the lessons well taught. This is a very fine introduction to German dialogues that may arise when you visit Germany, appropriate for all age levels, and a book much needed at this time in our national status! Grady Harp, May 19
This book is written without pronunciation guides or verb tables- it isn’t a textbook. This means that a user would need to know such basics, but I think the focus of this book is to expand one’s working vocabulary without appearing stilted. The English versions of the materials is conveniently located on the next page; since I’m reading it on an iPad, any references I need to check are a finger flick away.
I wish I’d had this book when I was stationed in Germany, because I think it provides a smoother, more natural and not, "out of a textbook" conversational flow.
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This book does not have the English version on the facing page. No - someone decided to make it difficult by having the translation on the REVERSE side of each page meaning you have to TURN OVER THE PAGE to check your understanding. IMO that's just bonkers..!!
Unfortunately, you can't be sure from the "Look Inside" sample pages on Amazon which pages show what.
more effort should have been put into the book's design. Sometimes the English translation is on the facing page, and this is what works best. When it's on the reverse page, it becomes awkward to use. It's as if the pagination was done automatically without thinking. (2) Something by way of vocabulary notes for each dialogue would greatly enhance its usefulness. There are colloquialisms and abbreviations which may not be found in a dictionary.
I use this "on the side" of my German class and it is very helpful to lock in ideas and learn new words.
Most useful for sentence structure practice.