1001 Pitfalls in German Paperback – Jan 1 1997
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Then come the language pitfalls. I found this book very good in giving you condensed rules of thumb for every topic that a native English speaker tends to have problems with. I particularly like the way that they gave about 5 different examples and their English equivalent to highlight the points they are trying to make.
The book also alerts you easier ways to recognize the meaning of German words to help build your vocabulary. Like German "d" is English "th". Or German b is English "f". So, German "dieb" is English "thief". If I had to say something bad about the book it would be that the books contents are lay! ed out a bit messy, but not enough to get you to toss it in a corner.
Table of contents:
Parts of speech
1 Adjectives and Adverbs
2 Cases, Articles, Der- and Ein- Words
8 Word order and Sentence Structure
9 Punctuation and Division into Syllables
10 Numbers, Measurements, Time Expressions
12 Vocabulary Building, Confusions, Regional
All in all, this isn't a book which you can use as your only resource to master German grammar but it definitely can help you to understand this language and avoid serious mistakes in using it.
This book is geared towards going over all of the most common mistakes and problems that an English speaker who is learning German will encounter in their studies. All of the questionable points of German grammar, word order, etc., that an English learner will have, is most likely covered in this book.
I generally look over something in this book *every* day, and it's helped me a great deal. Definitely 5 stars from me.
Most recent customer reviews
Very helpful book, although I have a hard time reading it for long periods of time and takes a long time for it to sink in for me. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cory
An excellent book for English speakers who are studying German. This book contains a lot of helpful tips that I wish I had known when I lived in Germany and was using German on a... Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2014 by Andrew
I bought this book to supplement a college course in German and found it helpful in this regard. I'm not sure if it is sufficiently thorough for people not taking courses in... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2000 by Eric Strazinsky