Coverart for item
The Resource German demystified, Ed Swick

German demystified, Ed Swick

Label
German demystified
Title
German demystified
Statement of responsibility
Ed Swick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Take the angst out of learning German. Interested in learning to speak German but can't tell the difference between a strudel and a schnauzer? No need to feel intimidated! With German Demystified you'll develop language skills so quickly you'll pass for a wunderkind. Organized into twenty chapters that cover key grammar topics, this book contains the building blocks for the storehouse of your new German language skills. Covering common verb tenses, essential vocabulary, useful adjectives and adverbs, and even the correct way to ask questions, this guide makes learning what can be a difficult language both simple and entertaining. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding German. This fast and easy guide features: Clear grammatical explanations that illustrate how the language works. Numerous examples that place new vocabulary in practical context. Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the German language to life. Coverage of everyday topics, conversational expressions, and cultural information. Quizzes at the end of each chapter reinforce new language skills. Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, German Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swick, Edward
Dewey number
438.2/421
Index
index present
LC call number
PF3112
LC item number
.S95 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Demystified series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German language
  • German language
  • German language
  • German language
  • German language Grammar
  • German language
Label
German demystified, Ed Swick
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- Part 1: Getting Started -- 1: German Pronunciation -- German alphabet -- Special characters -- Consonant combinations -- Vowel combinations -- Some special pronunciation rules -- German cognates -- Quiz -- 2: People And Names -- German names -- People -- Definite articles -- Conjugation of German verbs -- Places -- Greetings -- Quiz -- 3: Asking Questions -- Asking questions with wer -- Indefinite articles -- Possessive adjective mein -- Yes or no questions -- Using oder for differentiation -- Asking questions with was -- Asking questions with wo -- Possessive adjective ihr -- About the German-speaking world -- Quiz -- 4: Describing People And Things -- Using the verb sein -- Pronouns -- Using the verb heiben -- Some useful adjectives -- Asking questions with wann and warum -- Asking wie geht's? -- Cardinal numbers one to ten -- Quiz -- 5: Indicating Possession -- Using the verb haben -- Definite article die -- Possessive adjectives dein and euer -- Using kein -- Household objects -- Quiz -- Part one test -- Part 2: Using Verbs -- 6: Actions In The Present Tense -- Using the verb werden -- Pronouns es -- Present tense -- Cardinal numbers eleven to twenty -- Quiz -- 7: Irregularities In Present Tense Verbs -- Present tense verb irregularities -- Inseparable verb prefixes -- Colors -- Common/professional titles -- Quiz -- 8: Talking About Location -- Using the verb kommen -- Telling time -- Using the verbs gehen and fahren -- Using the verbs wohnen and leben -- Word order -- Some coordinating conjunctions -- Using the verbs wissen and kennen -- Infinitives ending in -ieren -- Separable verb prefixes -- Accusative case -- Accusative pronouns -- Quiz -- 9: Talking About The Past -- Possessive adjectives -- Regular past tense -- Irregular past tense -- Accusative case prepositions -- Plurals -- Quiz -- 10: Time And Calendar -- More irregular verbs in the present and past tenses -- Dative case -- Dative pronouns -- More about word order -- Cardinal numbers twenty and above -- More about telling time -- Ordinal numbers -- Days and months -- Sports and hobbies -- Quiz -- Part two test -- Part 3: Lots More About Verbs
  • 11: More Talking About The Past -- Present perfect tense -- Present participles -- Verbs that take the dative -- Prepositions that take the dative -- Geography -- Quiz -- 12: Important Details -- Present perfect tense with sein -- Special use of vor -- Expressing hunger and thirst with haben -- Accusative-dative prepositions -- Other verb prefixes -- Subordinating conjunctions -- Food and beverages -- Quiz -- 13: Taking About The Future -- Future tense -- Negatives -- Adverbs of time, manner, and place -- Genitive case -- Past perfect tense -- Accusative reflexive pronouns -- More subordinating conjunctions -- Things around the city -- Quiz -- 14: Review Of Verb Tenses -- Comparing German and English verb tenses -- Key verbs: haben, sein, and werden -- Genitive prepositions -- Dative reflexive pronouns -- Some special masculine nouns -- Modal auxiliaries -- Quiz -- 15: Linking Ideas Together -- Relative pronouns -- More about modal auxiliaries -- Double infinitives -- Prepositions and inanimates -- More about adverbs -- Quiz -- Part three test -- Part 4: Some Fine Points -- 16: Comparing Things -- More about relative pronouns -- Few common idioms -- Comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs -- Little German history -- Quiz -- 17: Using Commands -- Passive voice -- Adjective endings with der- words -- Imperative -- Plants -- Animals -- Quiz -- 18: Using The Passive Voice -- More about the passive voice -- Modal auxiliaries in the passive voice -- Sich lassen and the passive voice -- Adjective endings with ein- words -- Professions -- Quiz -- 19: Using The Subjunctive Mood -- Subjunctive mood -- Indirect discourse -- Foreign words in German -- More idioms -- Quiz -- 20: Expressing Wishes And Conditions -- Expressing wishes with the subjunctive -- Subjunctive with als ob -- Expressing conditions with the subjunctive -- Irregular verbs in the subjunctive -- Being polite in the subjunctive -- Infinitive clauses -- Quiz -- Part four test -- Final exam -- Appendix A: Principal parts of irregular verbs -- Appendix B: Prepositions and their required cases -- English-German dictionary -- German-English dictionary -- Answer key -- Index
Control code
ocm73503265
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 479 pages
Isbn
9780071475617
Lccn
2006046906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2519462
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190704625
  • (OCoLC)73503265
Label
German demystified, Ed Swick
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- Part 1: Getting Started -- 1: German Pronunciation -- German alphabet -- Special characters -- Consonant combinations -- Vowel combinations -- Some special pronunciation rules -- German cognates -- Quiz -- 2: People And Names -- German names -- People -- Definite articles -- Conjugation of German verbs -- Places -- Greetings -- Quiz -- 3: Asking Questions -- Asking questions with wer -- Indefinite articles -- Possessive adjective mein -- Yes or no questions -- Using oder for differentiation -- Asking questions with was -- Asking questions with wo -- Possessive adjective ihr -- About the German-speaking world -- Quiz -- 4: Describing People And Things -- Using the verb sein -- Pronouns -- Using the verb heiben -- Some useful adjectives -- Asking questions with wann and warum -- Asking wie geht's? -- Cardinal numbers one to ten -- Quiz -- 5: Indicating Possession -- Using the verb haben -- Definite article die -- Possessive adjectives dein and euer -- Using kein -- Household objects -- Quiz -- Part one test -- Part 2: Using Verbs -- 6: Actions In The Present Tense -- Using the verb werden -- Pronouns es -- Present tense -- Cardinal numbers eleven to twenty -- Quiz -- 7: Irregularities In Present Tense Verbs -- Present tense verb irregularities -- Inseparable verb prefixes -- Colors -- Common/professional titles -- Quiz -- 8: Talking About Location -- Using the verb kommen -- Telling time -- Using the verbs gehen and fahren -- Using the verbs wohnen and leben -- Word order -- Some coordinating conjunctions -- Using the verbs wissen and kennen -- Infinitives ending in -ieren -- Separable verb prefixes -- Accusative case -- Accusative pronouns -- Quiz -- 9: Talking About The Past -- Possessive adjectives -- Regular past tense -- Irregular past tense -- Accusative case prepositions -- Plurals -- Quiz -- 10: Time And Calendar -- More irregular verbs in the present and past tenses -- Dative case -- Dative pronouns -- More about word order -- Cardinal numbers twenty and above -- More about telling time -- Ordinal numbers -- Days and months -- Sports and hobbies -- Quiz -- Part two test -- Part 3: Lots More About Verbs
  • 11: More Talking About The Past -- Present perfect tense -- Present participles -- Verbs that take the dative -- Prepositions that take the dative -- Geography -- Quiz -- 12: Important Details -- Present perfect tense with sein -- Special use of vor -- Expressing hunger and thirst with haben -- Accusative-dative prepositions -- Other verb prefixes -- Subordinating conjunctions -- Food and beverages -- Quiz -- 13: Taking About The Future -- Future tense -- Negatives -- Adverbs of time, manner, and place -- Genitive case -- Past perfect tense -- Accusative reflexive pronouns -- More subordinating conjunctions -- Things around the city -- Quiz -- 14: Review Of Verb Tenses -- Comparing German and English verb tenses -- Key verbs: haben, sein, and werden -- Genitive prepositions -- Dative reflexive pronouns -- Some special masculine nouns -- Modal auxiliaries -- Quiz -- 15: Linking Ideas Together -- Relative pronouns -- More about modal auxiliaries -- Double infinitives -- Prepositions and inanimates -- More about adverbs -- Quiz -- Part three test -- Part 4: Some Fine Points -- 16: Comparing Things -- More about relative pronouns -- Few common idioms -- Comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs -- Little German history -- Quiz -- 17: Using Commands -- Passive voice -- Adjective endings with der- words -- Imperative -- Plants -- Animals -- Quiz -- 18: Using The Passive Voice -- More about the passive voice -- Modal auxiliaries in the passive voice -- Sich lassen and the passive voice -- Adjective endings with ein- words -- Professions -- Quiz -- 19: Using The Subjunctive Mood -- Subjunctive mood -- Indirect discourse -- Foreign words in German -- More idioms -- Quiz -- 20: Expressing Wishes And Conditions -- Expressing wishes with the subjunctive -- Subjunctive with als ob -- Expressing conditions with the subjunctive -- Irregular verbs in the subjunctive -- Being polite in the subjunctive -- Infinitive clauses -- Quiz -- Part four test -- Final exam -- Appendix A: Principal parts of irregular verbs -- Appendix B: Prepositions and their required cases -- English-German dictionary -- German-English dictionary -- Answer key -- Index
Control code
ocm73503265
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 479 pages
Isbn
9780071475617
Lccn
2006046906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2519462
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190704625
  • (OCoLC)73503265

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...