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Langenscheidt's Basic German Vocabulary
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This helpful little book introduces you to the 4,000 most frequently used German words. Langenscheidt selected the list according to frequency in both spoken and written German in all German-speaking countries. The list is divided into two groups: a core of 2,000 basic words and an additional group of 2,000 frequent words. If you learn all the vocabulary of the book, you should have a solid knowledge of the most common words used in either conversation or writing. Provided that you also study the grammar of the language, you will have all the tools that enable successful communication in German.
The words are divided into categories such as 'The Human Being,' 'Environment,' 'Travel and Traffic,' etc. You can learn anything from numbers to courtesy formulas. Each word has its English translation(s) and you will also find the gender of each noun, its genitive ending, and the plural form in the nominative case. One or more examples show how to use the German word in context. Pronunciation is shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet and all the words are written using the new spelling introduced by die deutsche Rechtschreibreform (the German spelling reform) in 1998.

 

The 'Basic German Vocabulary' also has a companion workbook. You can use the Vocabulary on its own either for reference or study. If you have both books, however, you can practice all 4,000 words in a more convenient way. This should help you build vocabulary faster.

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Suitable for beginners and intermediate students Langenscheidt's Grundwortschatz Deutsch Übungsbuch LearnPlus Rating
 

This is the companion workbook for the Vocabulary above. If you want to practice the vocabulary you learn in the other text, this workbook is for you. The exercises are varied and often illustrated by amusing drawing. They are divided into the same categories as the Vocabulary so that you can practice the same terms or look up words in the right category quickly. You will find the answers to the exercises at the back of the book.
To use the workbook you will need a good grasp of the basics of the German language. This is because the whole workbook is written in German, including the instructions about how to do an exercise. The language is fairly simple, although in the exercises some sentences may prove challenging if you are at an early beginner level. In this case, you may need a dictionary to look up some of the words.
As the Vocabulary, the workbook has been updated to show the new spelling introduced in 1998 following die deutsche Rechtschreibreform (the German spelling reform).

 

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Suitable for beginners and intermediate students German Vocabulary Builder LearnPlus Rating
 

 

This text is aimed at school students (up to first examination level), but can be of help to anyone learning German and wanting to expand their vocabulary. The table of contents at the beginning shows how the words have been divided up. The units cover topics like 'Classroom language,' 'Food and drink,' 'On holiday,' and so on. In each unit, there are subgroups that list the words in columns: German on the left and the English translation on the right. Each noun is introduced together with the appropriate definite article (der, die, das) so that you can learn the correct gender right away. The plural form of the nominative case is also given, but there is no pronunciation guide. At the end of each unit, you will find one or more activities to help you practice the vocabulary you have just learned. The answers are at the back of the book.
Please note that unfortunately there is no general index of the words listed and the old German spelling is used. The old spelling will be accepted until the end of the school year 2004/2005, but you should make sure you look up the new spelling in an updated dictionary.

 

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