Containing up to 36,000 entries, these dictionaries capture core words of the language, along with the various jargon, plus additional grammatical information. Headwords are written in blue, to improve ease of use and quick reference.
Your best first reference to the German language
As you start your study of the German language, you need a reliable bilingual dictionary with the basic words you need, not the advanced terms you don't. With McGraw-Hill's German Student Dictionary you'll find what you need quickly and easily-without being overwhelmed with text.
This book features:
- 3,500 essential words, each with grammatical information, easy-to-use pronunciation guide, verb conjugation (when appropriate), and an example sentence
- Numerous subentries to explain shades of meaning and idiomatic expressions related to the principal entries
- A collection of grammar tips and hints, including common mistakes to avoid
- Helpful appendices of useful information such as common names in German, weights and measures, maps, numbers, and more
Begin your language learning with the authoritative McGraw-Hill's German Student Dictionary at your side. It provides the perfect complement to your German studies.
Compiled in collaboration with a team of expert linguists, the Webster's New World concise bilingual dictionaries are the perfect choice for beginning students and advanced speakers as well. Comprehensive and authoritative (yet clear and concise), the dictionaries offer a full array of features. Long-standing favorites in hardcover, the dictionaries will continue to be standard references for years to come.
- More than 100,000 words, giving wide-ranging coverage of terms and expressions
- Detailed definitions so the user can understand and translate idiomatically
- Extensive examples of usage, showing how translations of words can vary according to context
- Verb tables, including irregular verbs
- Cross-references from every verb to the appropriate verb table
The poems in this anthology represent a panorama of the main trends in the development of the poetry of the German-speaking people. Beginning with a minnesong of the early Middle Ages and a poem of the seventeenth century, the book then focuses on the Age of Goethe (1749-1832). Inspired by Goethe and his contemporaries, German poetry was able to develop according to its own genius and to advance along new lines that eventually led to the period of Expressionism and Post-Expressionism with which this anthology ends.
Included here are the full German texts of 39 poems-lyrics, ballads, philosophical verse, humor, student songs-and three selections from longer works by Goethe, Novalis and Lenau. Some of the other poets represented are Walther von der Vogelweide, Schiller, H lderlin, Heine, Rilke, Brecht, Hermann Hesse, Stefan George, Gryphius, Platen, Scheffel, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer and Albrecht Haushofer.
For each poem, this book includes an expert literal English translation on the facing page. You'll also find a biographical and critical discussion of each poet, textual information and a portrait of the poet. Here is a wonderful opportunity to discover the depth and richness of the German poetic tradition, and learn the language at the same time.