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GERMAN in 10 minutes a day [Paperback]

Kristine K. Kershul
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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May 1 1998 10 Minutes a Day
GERMAN in 10 minutes a day provides a practical, fun approach to learning this fascinating language. The proven method of success requires spending at least 10 minutes a day to reach obtainable goals. The step-by-step lessons begin with the basics and lead to conversational German. The book is a complete language-learning kit, with specially designed components such as puzzles, flash cards and sticky labels to place on objects at home or around the office.

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Since 1981, Bilingual Books, Inc. (Seattle) has sold millions of copies of its highly acclaimed products. The first title published was German in 10 Minutes a Day; now the company is the leader in foreign language publishing, with more than 40 titles in 20 languages. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Dec 6 2002
I first used German in 10 Minutes a Day in a 1985 edition, and have had several updates since. It is by far the most useful and easy to understand of any beginning language book available. I have at least seven other books and several tape programs, including computer software - I've been to Germany and Austria 13 times - I now speak more than adequate Deutsch - and I still refer to this book to brush up on various items each time I head for Europe. It is simple enough for any child old enough to read, yet interesting enough for adults, and fun for all. It's only drawback is in actually hearing the pronunciation, and any tape program can provide that. (You won't get it perfect anyway!) I highly recommend it for any beginner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars German in 10 Minutes a Day Jan. 12 2003
This is a wonderful book. It uses picture associations and I think that will be helpful to me in learning German for our trip.
It is a very simple way to learn German. I have several pc German language programs but none are as easy as this. Hubby is German and it helps having other German help also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Starter! April 18 2002
I found this book a great starting point! I used all of the stickers, placing them on the items that correpoded with the word in German. Everytime I used the item or looked at it I would say the word. A great way to learn! I will admit that without hearing the pronounciation, I didn't know if the way I said it was right or not. But what I found out in living there for over 15 years, was that there were too many dialects in Germany and people just assumed I was from Berlin!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great starter! July 8 2001
This book is great for starting out in your language learning. I use other language cassetes as well, but this helps me by presenting small amounts of information, and also giving me a visual aid. You may feel stupid and your friends might laugh at it, but put the stickers up around your house....then walk around saying: "Wo ist das Sofa? Dort ist das Sofa!" It really does help. It is also helpful that this is a very thin book, easy to throw in your bag when you are traveling and work on it. I take it on business trips and flip through and do a little bit every day. Also helpful is that this book has excercises, questions, and crosswords to keep you thinking so that you aren't just parroting it back. I definitely recommend this book if you are just starting to learn, need a small refresher or need some basics to survive for a trip. Includes tear out flash cards, stickers to label objects, and a carry along translation card for dining out experiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars German in 10 Minutes a Day June 30 2001
I'm an American English teacher traveling through Europe. I spoke no German before leaving the states and bought this book to learn the basics. It definately helped! I believe in "easy" learning, and the information in this book -- as well as its layout and illustrations -- made learning simple. Plus, it contains stickers bearing the names of common household objects. Placing the stickers all around my house was a painless way to learn vocabulary. Use the book along with other books or tapes if you want. It helped me survive my first months in Germany!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Feb. 28 2001
This is a great book! I have tried other books and programs without very good results, but this book Works! GERMAN in 10 Minutes a Day is effective and Fun. Well worth the investment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific place to start! Oct. 8 2003
By A Customer
This is a wonderful book if you have little or no knowledge of German and want to get your feet wet. This book explores all of the basics to get someone well on their way to understanding German. However, this book will not teach you in-depth knowledge of German; it will only provide you with a good beginning.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Useless Sept. 22 2001
By Lena
This summer, I spent seven weeks in Germany and took this book with me to learn as I go. Big mistake. I spent most of my time in the company of German-speaking friends who all seemed to think the book was horrible. After doing a few exercises myself, I came to agree. One of the hardest things to remember in German is article use and it is possibly the worst explained page in the book, since I didn't finish it, I don't know. For vocabulary, I suppose it's tough to beat with pictures, stickers, cut-outs, etc. But if you want to put a sentence together, find something else! No one beats NTC for language learning. I was originally going to buy "Conversational German in 7 Days", which is an excellent simple starter, with tapes, but I couldn't order it in time. (I tested it at the library first.) Stick to NTC, their "Ultimate French Review" and English writing books are perfect.
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