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PART ONE CONVERSATION BASICS
CHAPTER 1 German Pronunciation
The German Alphabet German Pronunciation
Short and Long Vowels
CHAPTER 2 Talking About People and Things
Greeting People: Grüße und Begrüßungen
Names and Titles
Asking How Someone Is Asking Wer ist das? (Who is that?) and Was ist das? (What is
CHAPTER 3 Asking Questions
Asking Was machst du? (What are you doing?) Forming Yes/No Questions Negation with Nicht
CHAPTER 4 Going Places
Gehen wir einkaufen! Let’s go shopping! Asking Questions with Haben Asking Questions with Sein Asking Where Someone Is Traveling Using Wo and Wohin
CHAPTER 5 Celebrating Birthdays
Talking About der Geburtstag (the Birthday)
Months of the Year
Describing Age PART ONE TEST
PART TWO OUT AND ABOUT
CHAPTER 6 Getting Sick
Das Kranksein Getting Sick Expressing “Like” Using Haben … gern Future Tense
CHAPTER 7 Dining at a Restaurant
Asking for Bedienung (Service)
Expressing Food Preferences Using Gern and Lieber
Utensils and Dishes Present Perfect Tense
CHAPTER 8 Going Shopping
Shopping im Einkaufszentrum (at the Mall)
Expressing Likes Using Mir gefällt
Buying and Selling
The Idiom Es gibt
Colors Telling Time
CHAPTER 9 Traveling by Train
Am Bahnhof (at the Train Station) Giving Commands with Imperatives Modal Auxiliaries
Present Tense of Modals
Some Useful New Words
Saying What One Should or Should Not Have Done Making Comparisons
CHAPTER 10 A Trip to the Beach
Planning der Ausflug (the Outing)
Talking About the Weather
Weather-Related Activities Using Superlatives PART TWO TEST
PART THREE DAILY LIFE
CHAPTER 11 Rich and Poor
Buying das Geschenk (the Gift)
Showing Possession with the Genitive Case Using the Phrase Was für (ein) … ?
CHAPTER 12 Car Trouble
Making die Reparatur (Repairs) Asking Who, Whom, and Whose
CHAPTER 13 Taking Time for Fun
Auf die Pauke hauen Painting the Town Red Talking About Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow Simple Past Tense Asking Specific Questions with Interrogatives
CHAPTER 14 Home Life
Umzugsvorbereitungen Getting Ready to Move Rooms and Furniture
Indicating Location or Movement with Three Verb Pairs
CHAPTER 15 Staying Informed
Reading Zeitungen und Zeitschriften (Newspapers and Magazines)
Television and Print Media
As the title suggests, German Conversation Demystified is not a grammar book. Refer to our companion book, German Demystified, for details on all aspects of German grammar. But use this unique book to develop your conversational skills and to increase your German vocabulary.