German Essentials For Dummies

Author: Wendy Foster,Paulina Christensen,Anne Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240383

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 5294

The core concepts you need to write and speak German Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to German after some time away, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory German course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, you'll skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of German Essentials For Dummies. Designed for students (and parents) who want the key concepts and a few examples—without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content—German Essentials For Dummies is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference. Focuses on everything from grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations to verb forms and tenses Perfect for a refresher or a quick reference Aids you in writing assignments, tests, and conversational German If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, German Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively.

The Everything Essential German Book

All You Need to Learn German in No Time!

Author: Edward Swick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567581

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 3685

Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!

Intermediate German For Dummies

Author: Wendy Foster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068408

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 4150

Need to brush up on your German? Intermediate German For Dummies is your key to success in becoming confident in both written and spoken German. It gives you the straight talk and nitty-gritty detail that will see you successfully through any major or minor roadblocks to communicating in German. This friendly, hands-on workbook is loaded with practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice how native speakers use the language. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of German style and usage that will have you writing and speaking in no time. Plus, you’ll find multiple charts that provide conjugations for all types of German verbs. You’ll get up to speed with German grammar, master essential differences between German and English language usage, and be able to communicate effectively when traveling or conducting business. Discover how to: Use fundamental German grammar, from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions Select and conjugate German verbs correctly Understand the importance of grammatical gender in German Avoid the most common writing mistakes Use numbers and express dates and times Name countries and nationalities in German Expand your German vocabulary exponentially Get comfortable with the subjunctive Combine verbs with confidence and competence If you’re heading to any German-speaking country, sharpen your German-language skills the fun and easy way with Intermediate German For Dummies.

Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555270

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 696

View: 5838

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish! Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater confidence — and the bonus CD helps you start speaking Spanish from day one! Warm up with the basics — handle greetings and small talk and review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and dates Speak in everyday settings — handle greetings and small talk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask for directions, and deal with emergencies Grasp grammar essentials — learn to identify and use the various parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simple past, present, and future tense Stretch your skills — issue commands with the imperative mood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with the reflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctive Take Spanish to work — communicate with colleagues or customers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, and review example workplace scenarios for common professions Open the book and find: Basic and advanced Spanish grammar Pronunciation tips and vocabulary charts Verb conjugations for regular and irregular verbs Masculine and feminine nouns Tips for using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases Proper ways to ask questions The inside scoop on the key verb haber Key phrases for numerous work environments Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish dictionaries Bonus CD Includes Features dialogues by native Spanish speakers Allows you to hear Spanish as it's really spoken Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Complete German (Learn German with Teach Yourself)

Enhanced eBook: New edition

Author: Paul Coggle,Heiner Schenke

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444129937

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

View: 1322

Complete German is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This ebook just features text. An ebook + audio edition is also available with the ISBN 9781444154733. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -23 learning units plus glossary of grammatical terms and taking it further section -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Germany -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken German -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

German For Dummies Audio Set

Author: Edward Swick

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470222560

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 4833

If you need to start speaking German Fast, but you don’t have a lot of time to study the language, German For Dummies Audio Set is the quick-learning solution for you. These three sixty-minute CDs feature fast, focused instruction that gets you quickly up to speed on essential vocabulary and language structure. This practical, portable audio set is designed to help you learn to speak German in a hurry and with no fuss, whether you’re at home or on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar and conversations, you’ll grasp the essentials and start communicating right away! Plus, you can follow along with the handy 96-page portable guide. It’s filled with words and phrases you’ll hear on the CD and also includes a mini dictionary. You can practice at your own pace and skip around to focus on immediate needs. Discover how to: Get started with basic words and phrases Handle greetings and introductions Form sentences and practice parts of speech Ask questions and understand the answers Build your own vocabulary Talk about numbers, time, and the calendar Handle real-world situations Ask for directions Get help at a hotel, the bank, a store Heading for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or any other German speaking country? German For Dummies Audio Set is packed with all of the must-have expressions and phrases, you need to conduct business or have a great vacation!

French For Dummies

Author: Erotopoulos,Dodi-Katrin Schmidt,Michelle M. Williams,Dominique Wenzel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111813866X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 4702

The fast, informal way to learn to speak French - with integrated audio clips throughout. Listen to pronunciations and conversations. French is a beautiful language but quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or you travel overseas for business or leisure, this enhanced edition of French for Dummies can help. Written in an easy-to-follow format, with integrated audio clips, it gives you just what you need for basic communication in French. The enhanced edition includes: Expanded coverage of necessary grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations Useful exercises, practice questions, and a mini-dictionary Business, an upcoming class, travel – whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language but don't have time to take a class, this enhanced edition of French For Dummies can get you well on your way to becoming fluent in no time!

German

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Heimy Taylor,Werner Haas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470165510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 279

View: 5891

German A Self-Teaching Guide Learn German at your own pace Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Now you can learn how—quickly andeasily—with a practical guide that gives you the tools youneed to speak and understand German. Completely revised and updated with applications of thenewGerman spelling rules, this user-friendly guide provides youwith the basic vocabulary and grammar you need to start speakingGerman right away. It includes more than 1,000 of the mostfrequently used words in both German-English and English-Germanlists, clear explanations of German grammatical structures,entertaining mini-dialogues from real-life situations thatdemonstrate modern usage, and cultural notes that give freshinsight into contemporary German society. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, German allows you to buildgradually on what you have learned—at your own pace. Questionsand self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allowyou to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packedwith useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume isa valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wantsto improve his or her understanding of basic German. See inside for CD and audiocassette ordering information.

CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies

Author: Silviu Angelescu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470635926

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

View: 9239

A complete preparation guide for the entry-level networking CCNA certification If you're planning to advance your career by taking the all-important Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), this is the study guide you need! Seven minibooks cover all the concepts and topics on which you'll be tested, covering the latest version of the exam. Each part of the exam is covered thoroughly in its own section, so you can readily find the information you want to study. Plenty of review questions help you prepare, and the companion CD-ROM includes the highly rated Dummies Test Engine so you can test your progress with questions based on exam content. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the entry-level certification for network professionals Seven minibooks in this guide cover Secure Device Manager, Virtual Private Networks, IPv6, 2960 Switches, Cisco Network Assistant, Advanced EIGRP and OSPF, and Introduction to Wireless Networks Covers the latest version of the exam, including the new voice, security and wireless components added in 2008 Packed with review questions to help you prepare Includes more security and troubleshooting information CD-ROM includes the popular Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software package that features twice as many sample questions as the previous version CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies is the preparation guide you need to earn your CCNA certification. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo,Susana Wald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119976065

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 392

View: 6010

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version

Italian All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Antonietta Di Pietro,Francesca Romana Onofri,Teresa L. Picarazzi,Karen Antje Möller,Daniela Gobetti,Beth Bartolini-Salimbeni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510577

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 672

View: 8831

Learn to speak Italian like a native? Easy. Italian All-in-One For Dummies appeals to those readers looking for a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to mastering the Italian language. It contains content from all For Dummies Italian language instruction titles, including Italian For Dummies, Intermediate Italian For Dummies, Italian Verbs For Dummies, Italian Phrases For Dummies, Italian Grammar For Dummies, and Italian For Dummies Audio Set. Offers readers interested in learning Italian a valuable reference to all aspects of this popular language The content appeals to students, travelers, and businesspeople who visit Italian-speaking countries An online companion site allows you to download audio tracks allows for more practice opportunities, as well as additional content empowering you to speak Italian like a native Whether you're a pure beginner or have some familiarity with the language, Italian All-in-One For Dummies, with downloadable audio practice online, is your ticket to speaking, and writing, Italian.

Russian For Dummies

Author: Andrew Kaufman,Serafima Gettys

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111820638X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 9522

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Russian With Russia in line to host the World Cup in 2018, the Winter Olympics in 2014, as well as a Formula 1 Grand Prix, interest in Russia is on the rise. Russian For Dummies is an excellent resource for students, tourists, and businesspeople looking for an introduction to this popular and complex language. This updated edition offers new and improved content, more useful exercises and practice opportunities, all new content devoted to the Cyrillic alphabet, and much more. A revamped, user-friendly organization A fully updated and expanded audio CD with real-life conversations by native speakers Expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations A refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary Russian For Dummies provides basic instruction to those seeking to grasp the basics of conversational Russian. Students, travelers, and businesspeople with little or no language experience will gain a clearer understanding on how to communicate in Russian.

Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Author: Gavin Dudeney,Nicky Hockly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470685875

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 9899

Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without a teacher? Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any English-speaking country comfortably - and without embarrassment! Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar Chapter 3: Greetings and Introductions Part II: English in Action Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers Chapter 5: Eating Out Chapter 6: Out on the Town Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone Chapter 9: At the Office and Around the House Chapter 10: Written English - Newspapers and Signs Part III: English on the Go Chapter 11: Money Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 13: Asking Directions and Getting Around Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly Chapter 16: Ten Favourite English Expressions Chapter 17: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English Part V: Appendices Appendix A: Phrasal verbs explained Appendix B: Common Verbs [Agree, Can / be able, Come, Do, Go, Have, Make , Need, Put, Think] English Irregular Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Portuguese For Dummies

Author: Karen Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461266

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 9254

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese Quick! What's the most widely spoken language in South America? That's right, Portuguese! And what's the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you'll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more! Have everyday conversations in Portuguese Make sense of Portuguese grammar Use idioms and popular expressions Improve your pronunciation Grasp verb conjugations Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Arabic For Dummies

Author: Amine Bouchentouf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502566

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 1297

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, Arabic is gaining global prominence and importance. Recent world events have brought more and more English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic For Dummies style. Taking a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language, it's packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects—focusing on Modern Standard Arabic How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries Recognizing Arabic symbols and characters The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

German DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007175587X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 800

Lick your language problems with DeMYSTiFieD! Want to get the most out of German but don't know where to start? No problem! German DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition takes the angst out of learning the language. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide provides a firm foundation in German-language basics. You’ll move on to mastering subjects such as using verbs, asking questions, telling time, counting, and more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no brainer. You'll learn: The German Alphabet Special Characters Definite Articles Conjugations Pronouns And more Topics include: German Prounuciation, People and Names, Asking Questions, Describing People and Things, Indicting Possession, Actions in the Present, Irregularties in Present Tense Verbs, Talking About Location, Talking Abut the Past, Time and Calendar, More Talking About the Past, Important Details, Talking About the Future, Review of Verbs Tenses, Linking Ideas Together, Comparing Things, Using Commands, Using the Passive Voice, Using the Subjunctive Mood, Expressing Wishes and Conditions