Learn to speak German? Easy. German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combines titles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all of the bases of the German language. For those looking to master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD combo are an efficient and logical choice. German All-in-One For Dummies brings together content from German For Dummies, 2nd Edition, German For Dummies Audio Set, German Phrases For Dummies, Intermediate German For Dummies, and German Essentials For Dummies. ??Plus, it includes a new CD that allows for even more opportunities to practice speaking the language, as well as additional content on grammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like a native. * Offers instruction and practice exercises for both speaking and writing German * Helps you prepare to demonstrate proficiency in conversational German If you want to improve your German, whether it's for work, travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has you covered.
Introduction 1 Book I: Getting Started with German 7 Chapter 1: Warming Up to German Basics 9 Chapter 2: Handling Numbers, Times, Dates, and Measurements 31 Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting: Guten Tag! 53 Chapter 4: Talking about Home, Family, Friends, and Daily Life 77 Chapter 5: Talking Telecommunications, Business, and Current Events 97 Chapter 6: Shopping Simplified 119 Chapter 7: Dining Out and Buying Food: Guten Appetit! 137 Book II: Speaking German on the Go 165 Chapter 1: Locating Places 167 Chapter 2: Going Out on the Town 185 Chapter 3: Planning a Pleasure Trip: Gute Reise! 203 Chapter 4: Finding a Place to Stay: Gute Nacht! 227 Chapter 5: Getting Around 243 Chapter 6: Handling Emergencies: Hilfe! 263 Book III: Assembling the Grammatical Foundations for Communication 281 Chapter 1: Laying Out the Basics to Build Sentences 283 Chapter 2: Sorting Out Word Gender and Case 307 Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: The Present Tense 331 Chapter 4: Asking and Answering Questions 353 Chapter 5: Describing and Comparing with Adjectives and Adverbs 379 Chapter 6: Modifying Verbs with Helpers: The Modal Auxiliaries 411 Chapter 7: Instructing and Commanding: The Imperative Mood 429 Chapter 8: Sorting Out Separable- and Inseparable-Prefix Verbs 445 Book IV: Building Detail and Precision in Your Communication 463 Chapter 1: Tying Ideas Together with Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns 465 Chapter 2: Specifying Relationships with Prepositions 479 Chapter 3: Using Reflexives and Other Verb Combinations 493 Chapter 4: Conversing about the Past: The Present Perfect and Past Perfect 507 Chapter 5: Narrating the (Simple) Past: Fact and Fiction 525 Chapter 6: Looking to the Future (And Avoiding It) 537 Chapter 7: Describing Your Mood: Summing Up the Subjunctive 549 Book V: The Appendixes 563 Appendix A: Verb Tables and Case Charts 565 Appendix B: German-English Mini-Dictionary 587 Appendix C: English-German Mini-Dictionary 599 Appendix D: Fun & Games 611 Appendix E: About the CD 655 Index 659