German Short Stories for Beginners

An Easy Language Learning with Phrases, Short Stories to Improve Your Vocabulary and Grammar in a Fun Way
Narrated by: Svenja Reid
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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If you have ever wanted to better your grammar and vocabulary in German, then this is the audiobook for you.

By going through six German stories revolving around common, everyday activities, you will expand your vocabulary with words you will use often, along with learning more in-depth grammar by familiarizing yourself with these stories.

Each story tackles a fairly mundane task - grocery shopping or visiting a dog park, for example - and in using these settings, this book will allow you the opportunity to hear these words in action, thus making it easier for you to incorporate the new words into not only your vocabulary but seamlessly into the conversation.

If you have ever wanted a simple way to expand your German knowledge, these short stories will allow you to do that at your own speed. Each story is short enough to be listened to over a few times and checking against the English translations at the end of each chapter.

How you work through this book, how long you spend on each chapter, and when you choose to look at the English translations, ultimately, is entirely up to your preference. Everyone learns differently, and whichever way best benefits, you are always the one to go with, though this book does offer helpful hints for where to start.

Things you will learn in this book:

  • Ways to decipher unknown words in a sentence by using context clues (words that you do know the meanings of)
  • Guidance on using the English translations as a helpful tool and not as a crutch that you rely on explicitly to help you translate the stories
  • Vocabulary relating to common events such as trips to the mall, going grocery shopping, getting one’s hair done, preparing and heading to work, going to a dog park, or attending a dinner party
  • Methods to use this book to best aid you in your vocabulary and grammar knowledge gains

Even if you are a beginner in the German language, these simple stories can work for you. There are not many difficult words that cannot be figured out with context clues, and if you find yourself struggling, you can always check out the end of a chapter for the English translation to assist you.

As with everything new that one learns, practice makes one perfect. You must be ready to put in the work it takes to make the most of this book and most of your time spent studying from this book.

If the things mentioned here interest you or you feel that it could be beneficial for you, then do not wait. The sooner you jump in, the sooner you will see results!

Would you like to know more? Buy the audiobook now to learn the German language. 

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Simple and interesting with correct German

This series of books has been great because they are not short, silly, or boring like a lot of "learn German" books, but at the same time they are simple enough that he can listen and understand them really well.

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This is extremely extraordinary to find out about

This is extremely extraordinary to find out about German short stories, which is actually quite compelling for learning the German language.

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Wow awesome audible book for Beginners

This e-book is a great tool to aid in learning German. It includes a glossary that translates the German words into English and the audio version helps you understand how to pronounce the words.

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A very helpful resource for learning German!

A very helpful resource for learning German! The short stories were easy to listen, fun, and very useful! I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn German.

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I have always wanted to learn how to speak German

I have always wanted to learn how to speak German. I have some German heritage and always thought it would be awesome to learn something’s!

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Great conversational based learning for Beginners

This audio book promotes fast learning through the use of realistic dialogue from native German speakers. I recommend using this audio book.

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This is the first book in German Short Stories

A very good book for beginners and intermediate students of German. I then listen the words out loud. I purchased the audio from this book.

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The German in this text is simple enough

I have really enjoyed listening these stories! The dictionaries at the end of each story are so helpful! I will be very happy if he comes out with more books like these and at this level.

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Wonderful book, Great way to build vocabulary

Author does a good job of speaking stories with simple words yet introducing new phrases and words that will help you with your conversational German.The stories are really easy to follow .

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Absolutely recommended for brush up or beginner

I recommend German Short Stories for Beginners if you’re interested in learning German or you just want to get smarter. Great learning aids, great layout and great stories.

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  • Edward Snead
  • 11-15-19

Natural performance is great for learning

The teaching style of this audio book pairs really well to people that want an immersive way to develop a German language skill. The reader does a great job of pronunciation and pacing so that the listener can follow along, but not get put-off by the content sounding like non-sense.

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  • Mary Piazza
  • 11-15-19

Got me excited about learning German again.

A large portion of my family is from Germany and speaks the language, so it has always been an important part of my heritage. This audio book got me excited to learn more about the language and broaden my listening, speaking, and listening abilities.

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  • Barry Malik
  • 11-15-19

Great for those interested in German culture!

For many years my school has offered German classes. However, I have never taken one, but I've always had an interest in German and decided to start learning on my own. This audiobook has really helped me out in my independent study. The slow versions of the short stories have allowed me to make sure I am pronouncing all words correctly. The vocabulary recap at the end of each chapter has allowed me to make sure I know the exact definition of each word. I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone who may be interested in the German culture.

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  • James Davis
  • 11-15-19

A wonderful way to practice German!

Easy go understand, clear diction, vocabulary from everyday spoken German. The english dictionary is a great help.

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  • Barry Rosas
  • 11-15-19

Absolutely recommended for brush up or beginner

I recommend German Short Stories for Beginners if you’re interested in learning German or you just want to get smarter. Great learning aids, great layout and great stories.

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  • Sheila Finney
  • 11-15-19

The easiest way to hear true German

Introduction was disappointing, but when books starts I heard real German pronunciation, so I left book to play and did not realize how a couple of chapters passed. Book will be useful if You had experience in studying German but never faced native speakers. Additionally, You could hear translate of German words and phrases to English.

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  • Nigel Schrader
  • 11-15-19

Easy-to-follow Stories for Good Learning

This audiobook is great for those who want to learn German in a fun way! The stories were mostly simple and easy to follow but held my attention. The English glossary was also very useful. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to advance their skills!

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  • Gary Jones
  • 11-15-19

GREAT BOOK

This book was a very great book.I speak German for 2 years and it really helped me with my German speaking.I'm also from a German heritage so when I heard some of these stories it to started to make sense of some of the family traditions we do all the time.If you are debating getting this book.I would definitely get it.Its a great book!

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  • Weston Dupuis
  • 11-15-19

Great conversational based learning

This audiobook promotes fast learning through the use of realistic dialogue from native German speakers. If you are looking for a listening exercise to build your German vocabulary and confidence, I recommend using this audiobook. In addition, the brain learns the fastest and the best with the interactive stories, so drop the boring flashcards and textbooks and start listening to these stories!

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  • Helen Lemke
  • 11-15-19

Good for learnig German Language

German Short Stories For Beginners is an amazing one from "my daily German". I like the outline of the audiobook which is good for a dummy in the language. That fact that a pdf file is included is a plus to help you go along and not get lost. words were pronounced just as a native speaker would and slowly for you to get a grasp of it. this a good to get a headstart.