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Publisher's Summary

If you have ever wanted to improve your grammar and vocabulary in German, this book is for you.

By reading six German stories that revolve around common and daily activities, you will expand your vocabulary with words you will use frequently, while learning more in-depth grammar by becoming familiar with these stories.

Each story tackles a relatively common task - such as shopping for groceries or visiting a dog park - and by using this scenery, this book will give you the opportunity to see these words in action, making it easier for you to integrate the new words not only into your vocabulary but also into the conversation in a more transparent manner.

If you have ever wanted a simple way to broaden your knowledge of German, those stories will allow you to do it at your own pace. Each story has about 2,500 words, short enough to be listened to several times before you compare your work with the English translations at the end of each chapter.

The way you work on this book, the time you spend on each chapter and the moment you choose to look at the English translations, ultimately, is entirely at your convenience. Everyone learns differently, and regardless of the best way to do it, you should always choose your own way, although this book offers some useful tips about where to start.

Things you will learn in this book:

  • How to decrypt unknown words in a sentence using contextual clues (words that you know)
  • How to use English translations as a useful tool and not as a crutch that you can explicitly rely on to help you translating German stories
  • Vocabulary related to current events such as:
  • Trips to the shopping center
  • Visit to the grocery store
  • Getting your hair done
  • Getting ready for and going to work
  • Going to a dog park
  • Attending a dinner party
  • How to use this book to help you to acquire your vocabulary and grammatical knowledge effectively.

Even if you are a beginner in the German language, these simple stories can work for you. There are not many difficult words that cannot be figured out with context clues, and if you find yourself struggling, you can always fast forward to the end of the chapter for the English translation to assist you.

As with everything we start to learn, practice makes it perfect. You must be willing to do the work that is required to make the most of this book and the time you spend studying it.

If the things mentioned here interest you or you feel that it could be beneficial for you, then do not keep waiting. The sooner you jump in, the sooner you will see results.

Would you like to know more? Download now to learn the German language. Scroll to the top and click the "buy now" button.

©2020 Klaus Braun (P)2020 Klaus Braun

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  • Douglas Claire
  • 04-04-20

Great audiobook!

It's great having both a German and an English glossary WITHIN these stories so there's no flipping around to a glossary in the back of the book. I like that the stories aren't too long but allow for enough German vocabulary and that they end with short overview quizzes so you can test yourself after finishing each story.

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  • Ashton Aidan
  • 03-27-20

helpful book

This book also helped me to get a grasp of the German sentence structure.The only way to learn words like these is to see them in context hundreds of times.

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  • Adriana Sara
  • 03-27-20

Excellent book

I am now able to reflect both within myself and on my personal relationships in a way that helps me grow. Each step is becoming more exciting. I feel like I am becoming a new person, but these abilities have always been inside of me. This book, and the online practices, help me realize what, exactly, I should be focusing on.

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  • Jennifer Adriana
  • 03-27-20

HUGE VALUE!!

I started learning German a few months ago with Duolingo and Mango. I was surprised at how much I could pick up or still understand as far as "filling in the gaps" despite my limited vocabulary. I would highly recommend this book and the stories are fun!