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German Short Stories for Beginners

10 Exciting Short Stories to Easily Learn German & Improve Your Vocabulary: Easy German Stories
Narrated by: Stephen Bounds
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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What is the most challenging thing about learning German?

It is finding helpful and engaging material that you can actually understand. That is precisely what motivated us to write this book.

How is a student supposed to learn when language instructors love providing materials that are tough, expert-level literature with tons of grammar and rules? That style of book for new language learners can be overwhelming, and lead you to flip back and forth between a dictionary and your book...constantly! 

Not an effective use of your time nor the best way to learn. Is this how children learn their language skills? No. 

Enter German Stories for Beginners! You will find 10 easy-to-understand, engaging, and fun stories that will help you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the German language. 

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary, and spark your imagination with these ten unconventional German short stories! 

All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations. 

The stories are written with beginner German learners in mind. With that said, it is highly recommended to have a basic understanding of German to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. 

This program is excellent for those who want to get an introduction to the language or brush up on their German language skills. 

How to listen to German Short Stories for Beginners

  • Each story contains an important lesson in the German language (verbs, adjectives, past tense, giving directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
  • A summary in German and in English of what you just heard, both to review the lesson and for you to gauge your comprehension of what the tale was about.
  • At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of vocabulary found in the lesson, as well as phrases that you may not have understood the first time!
  • Finally, you’ll be given clever questions in German, so you can prove that you learned something in the stories.

Even if you have tried multiple times to learn German, these short stories will give you the jump-start you need to finally grasp the language! 

Act now and download your copy of German Short Stories for Beginners and start learning the fun way!

Please note: This audiobook is in German and English.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017, 2019 Touri Language Learning (P)2019 Touri Language Learning

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So much fun learning

"The narrator is superb! His delivery is slow, with excellent pronunciation of the words & phrases. Quite helpful to understand new German vocabulary.
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Just lovely!

This narrator has excellent pronunciation of the words & phrases. It reminds me of when I was a child listening to German children shows. I bought this to brush up on my German as I don't get to speak it at all anymore..

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Love the stories

It's unfortunate there's only 10 stories because there should be 100! Love the narrator's delivery at a comfortable pace. Might need to move up to an advanced level soon though.

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Helped me train my ear to improve my German

I wanted to improve my conversational German because I travel a lot to France and this is a neat way to practice. The cool thing is that the stories are nice and its dual purpose for learning or simply enjoying the material makes a lot of sense to me.

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Easy to follow. Quite helpful

Easy to follow. Quite helpful, Good resource to brush up on my German. Cool concept and overall useful.

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Conversational German with Fun Dialogues

"I've been learning German for a number of years. I understand most of the stories, but still seem to miss many words and phrases... but to be fair I mostly listened to this while driving in my car so I could fully pay attention.

The stories themselves are interesting however, but the vocabulary may be a little too advanced for beginners. I will need to find time to give 100% focus, but overall a very useful tool to improve your German"

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Improved my comprehension and vocab base

I studied German in high school but basically failed in the subject.. For some reason everything just started to "click" after I decided to put more focus on it. Now, with my current career path I need to have a decent base of German to communicate on a weekly basis. Audiobooks like this are wonderful because it's not too technical and helps me review the language while not investing a whole lot of time.

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Educational, but engaging!

"This audiobook is well-structured. It's more a piece of art with the bonus of having German lessons as well. As a beginner A2+ level German learner I felt very comfortable with the speech and stories in the audiobook. The PDF version of the book iI think is the key tool to understanding the wordings and sentences of the stories. This book is a perfect source to learn German sentence structure. It has my stamp of approval for sure!
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Well done

The outer space stories were the most memorable for me. It was like I was a little kid again while learning without a care in the world. Some good life lessons mixed in with some German comprehension. Two thumbs up.

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Interesting way to learn a language

Ya'll did a damn good job on these stories. Just what I needed. I don't get to practice much German, so this tickled my itch for some good learning material.

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  • 09-03-19

A fantastic way to step up your German

My German has never been perfect, and I don't expect it ever will be. But, reaching conversational fluency has been my goal and these stories certainly helped me with that. I never got the opportunity to practice my German on a consistent basis. So when speaking German out loud with the help of the companion document I was able to improve my pronunciation. Now I'm going to role play with some of my German speaking friends.

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  • Louise Barnett
  • 09-03-19

Easy and simple yet very effective!

I found this audiobook to be too difficult for a beginner. I wanted to share my love of the German language with my friends who are at a more entry level, but it seems they will have to catch up. Truly intermediate. With that said, if you take your time you can get through the stories without feeling overwhelmed using the pdf.

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  • Georgina Rice
  • 09-14-19

A fantastic way to step up your German

My German has never been perfect, and I don't expect it ever will be. But, reaching conversational fluency has been my goal and these stories certainly helped me with that. I never got the opportunity to practice my German on a consistent basis. So when speaking German out loud with the help of the companion document I was able to improve my pronunciation. Now I'm going to role play with some of my German speaking friends.

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  • Michael Fraser
  • 09-14-19

Easy and simple yet very effective!

I found this audiobook to be too difficult for a beginner. I wanted to share my love of the German language with my friends who are at a more entry level, but it seems they will have to catch up. Truly intermediate. With that said, if you take your time you can get through the stories without feeling overwhelmed using the pdf.

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  • Bradley Todd
  • 09-14-19

Very clear and easy to understand

"These short stories are a perfect stepping stone towards a more advanced German fluency level.

The stories are short, relatively simple, and a charming way to practice fluency with real world situations -- what I mean to say is that the narrative context, rich vocabulary, and a range of tenses makes for great practicing material."

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  • Laura Pratt
  • 09-14-19

The opposite of boring!

"If you want to fall asleep while learning German this audiobook is DEFINITELY NOT for you! Loved the array of different stories.. Outer space to life lessons. Unique concept to easily follow along.
The vocabulary review and questions at the end were also super useful."

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  • Ellis Perkins
  • 09-14-19

Fun German learning tool

Exactly what the description states: Intermediate short stories for German learners. I like the vocabulary reviews and summaries of the stories. I think it will be better to review the vocabulary first, then attempt to listen to the words in context. By listening to this audiobook, I feel more confident in my ability to pronounce the words and phrases correctly. The accompanying PDF document was paramount for me to make this audiobook useful.

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  • Adam Cook
  • 09-14-19

Great resource

When I came across this book it really helped me not only reinforce what I already knew but also grow my vocab. The repetition helped me pronounce certain words correctly and use proper conjugation! This book is wonderful for those who want to learn German.

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  • Gracie Macdonald
  • 09-14-19

Comes with a companion document! Thanks!

Well, since I'm not living in France this is the next best thing to keep my German skills up to par. The author made the stories fun and not so serious which I think helped with the learning process as well. Get the audiobook and use the companion doc.. very useful.

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  • Summer Oliver
  • 09-14-19

This book is perfect for improving spoken German!

I agree with the others in the reviews. Great audio, helpful content and a challenging yet not overwhelming lessons. Not much more to say others haven't already stated. Good stuff.