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Publisher's Summary

So you've learned the basics in German class. You know how to say, "Wie geht es dir?" or “Wo ist die Toilette?” or “Wie alt sind Sie?”, but how do you take it to the next level? 

Discover one of the most important yet often one of the most overlooked aspects of a language: idioms and popular phrases in common use. Think about how in English, so much of what we say is full of expressions and figures of speech and idioms.  

We say things like: “dime a dozen”, or “beat around the bush”, “cutting corners”, “speak of the devil”, etc. Plus, there is so much slang and so many phrases in popular use, especially with young people: “To have a crush on someone”, “I'm all set”, “I'm down for that”, etc. Plus there are so many slang words we use that have other meanings in popular use like: “cool” or “sick” or “lame”, etc. This is the same if not even more common in the German language.  

If you want to be able to understand people and speak comfortably, you will find it almost impossible without a healthy knowledge of popular idioms, words, and phrases used by native German speakers.  

This audiobook will teach you 101 of the most popular German idioms and phrases that take you far beyond the basics you may have learned in school. 

You will learn: 

  • The English and German version of the idiom/phrase
  • The explanation of how to use this idiom or phrase in common speech and when an appropriate time to use it is
  • Examples of casual dialogue in both German and English to show you the context of how this phrase is used
  • You can practice repeating each phrase to help commit it to memory and work through the pronunciation

Unlock an entire new level of ability and gain the street knowledge and confidence to have real conversations in German.

©2018 Orbis Language Center (P)2018 Orbis Language Center

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Highly recommended one!!

Learn more languages and you have more opportunities to socialize with
unknown people in foreign areas. I like this book because it gave me the basic
words for simple talk. While listening this book, i found that watching YouTube videos
to help pronounce the words have helped me dramatically. overall i found this a
great listen.

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practical book!

This book was informative and a good starter guide, easy to use especial for children.

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I give this audio book five star

When I saw this book, I was interested to know how to speak Italian language and communicate to my Italian friend.I learned that this language is hard especially when it comes to pronunciation of words.

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it's great!

Thankful that this book will give you almost full tutorial on how to speak German. It will give you the ability to understand and to communicate in German language. This book is not just to teach you to communicate while you’re in tour but also if you’re going to dine and shop.

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I haven't finished this book yet and never got that far into it to draw a full conclusion; but from what I did listen, the book is extremely useful. It is a bit much to have so many translations for calling for help toward the beginning of the book..while they were useful, it could freak someone out a little if they are nervous about traveling to Italy based on any tales they may have heard about crime. But, my trip was awesome and some of the phrases I learned in the book came in handy.

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Thankful for this article

However, it's always hard at first but I know that if I would really put my heart in it, I will definitely succeed. What I also loved about this book is that it also teaches the hand gestures and I love the German way.

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Exciting and well done

Nice and very easy to learn German language. very useful if you need a fast way to learn German . I definitely recommend it for anyone, worth to buy your book and if you have more books in this domain I will like you to contact me.Even my mother began to listen:)

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Thank you for putting the time and effort into writing a very straight forward and comprehensive book for learning German. The author did a great job giving many different examples of the many different tenses and how to speak this beautiful language. Highly recommended!

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Won't disappoint!

This book is very informative and interesting. When I was a kid, I always dreamed of going to Italy because I was a fan of their food and delicious dishes. I also loved the places there as I listen books about Germany.

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quick!!

An ethics book that captures the spirit of what you'll need the most in German. It's more fun to enjoy a holiday when you've had a go at 'conversing' with the locals, even if said conversing involves a lot of distortions. It's much better than pointing, waving your hands around, and scratching your head. It started with the brief history of the German Language and then moved on to the basics of German Language.

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  • Alan Paul
  • 09-13-18

Cheap and cheerful

It's not great, you get some words that are spoken but the text doesn't correspond to.

The plus point is you get lots of phrases that are less formal, so you would not stick out so much using them.

Is it worth it? Yes, as long as you don't spend much.

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  • Christopher C
  • 08-21-18

Good phrases but......

I enjoyed the phrases but I found the narrator distracting with speaking German in an American accent. It would have been better if a native speaker was doing the talking

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  • joseph
  • 07-21-18

Highly recommended one!!

Learn more languages and you have more opportunities to socialize with
unknown people in foreign areas. I like this book because it gave me the basic
words for simple talk. While listening this book, i found that watching YouTube videos
to help pronounce the words have helped me dramatically. overall i found this a
great listen.

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  • corneliusdavid
  • 07-21-18

practical book!

This book was informative and a good starter guide, easy to use especial for children.

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  • dylan
  • 07-21-18

I give this audio book five star

When I saw this book, I was interested to know how to speak German language and communicate to my German friend.I learned that this language is hard especially when it comes to pronunciation of words.

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  • Ezzah
  • 07-21-18

it's great!

Thankful that this book will give you almost full tutorial on how to speak German. It will give you the ability to understand and to communicate in German language. This book is not just to teach you to communicate while you’re in tour but also if you’re going to dine and shop.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 07-21-18

Interesting thoughts

I haven't finished this book yet and never got that far into it to draw a full conclusion; but from what I did listen, the book is extremely useful. It is a bit much to have so many translations for calling for help toward the beginning of the book..while they were useful, it could freak someone out a little if they are nervous about traveling to Germany based on any tales they may have heard about crime. But, my trip was awesome and some of the phrases I learned in the book came in handy.

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  • james
  • 07-19-18

Thankful for this article

However, it's always hard at first but I know that if I would really put my heart in it, I will definitely succeed. What I also loved about this book is that it also teaches the hand gestures and I love the German way.

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  • jonathan
  • 07-19-18

Exciting and well done

Nice and very easy to learn German language. very useful if you need a fast way to learn German . I definitely recommend it for anyone, worth to buy your book and if you have more books in this domain I will like you to contact me.Even my mother began to listen:)

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  • talithabenjamin
  • 07-19-18

What I needed

Thank you for putting the time and effort into writing a very straight forward and comprehensive book for learning German. The author did a great job giving many different examples of the many different tenses and how to speak this beautiful language. Highly recommended!