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2000 Most Common German Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your German Vocabulary with 2000 German Phrases

German Language Lessons
Narrated by: Lingo Mastery
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Languages, German
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Summary

Have you been trying to learn German and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary? Do your teachers recommend boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand? Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts?

If you answered yes to at least one of these previous questions, then this book is for you. We’ve compiled the 2,000 most common German words, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen.

Did you know that - according to an important study - learning the top two thousand (2,000) most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to 84 percent of all nonfiction and 86.1 percent of fiction literature and 92.7 percent of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers!

In this book, discover:

  • A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learning
  • A list of 2,000 of the most common words in German and their translations
  • An example sentence for each word - in both German and English
  • A conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and a final list of tips

Don’t look any further. We’ve got what you need right here! In fact, we’re ready to turn you into a German speaker. Are you ready to get involved in becoming one?  

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

©2018 Lingo Mastery (P)2018 Lingo Mastery

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A great audiobook to speed up your german learning

What I liked about this book is that the sentences are not super basic, some are easy, some are more complicated, and as you go through the book you end up learning more words than just the ones from the list.

The audio is also high quality, the narrator narrates the german sentence twice (slow and at normal speed) and once the english one.

Overall I'm happy with this audiobook, I'm currently doing 30 words a day since I try to repeat every sentence at least 3 times to improve my pronunciation.

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Perfect for beginners.

This book is a great resource for those just starting to learn the German language. It contains a lot of useful words (2000 words, as the title suggests), and their usage in a conversational context. Consistency and repetition is however key to maximizing the use of this book for achieving competence in speaking German.
While It is most suitable for beginners, everyone can get the benefits I got from this listening to this Audiobook.

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Good book for learning German.

This audiobook is a great help for rapidly learning the German language. Listening to the words, and following the usage (both in the German sentences, and the English translations), is an excellent way to quickly retain a lot of commonly used words. I have learnt a ton in a short period, and I am dedicated to improving. The audio is also very clear, and the narration is well-paced.

Tip: I found it useful to listen to a few words for a period, master the usage in context, and once I am confident with those words, I move on to the next set.

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Quite useful, but no space and poor English

Only one star for the story because there is none, it's a list, but you have to rate the (no-existent) story before you can proceed with the review.

I am listening to it while exercising in order to try and improve my already fairly good German. I particularly want to improve my pronunciation, so I want to repeat the German sentence after the speaker has said it. But he proceeds immediately with the English translation without leaving any space for this, so I often find myself repeating the German over the top of the translation. And although it is not really very important because the meaning is usually clear, the English consists mostly of rather poor, unnatural-sounding literal translations spoken with a noticeable German accent and odd intonation, which does rather tend to get on your nerves. I see that the writer and narrator calls himself Lingo Mastery, which suggests that he could be the Donald Trump of his field.

It is still quite useful, though, and I will continue to use it, and carry on repeating the German sentences over the top of the English translations so that I can't hear how poor they are.

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Very good....but.....in the wrong order

This is clear, well pronounced, nice and simple sentences, each of which is said twice at different speeds.

Good for having on on repeat in the background, falling asleep, or for serious study

Some poorer attempts at this type of thing just play the same audio twice, which is stupid; whereas here, the author has bothered to repeat himself, slightly differently. Well done!! (How hard was that?)

The problem is, that he is saying it in a less than maximal target audience order. DE slow, DE normal, EN normal.
And then it skips on really quickly before you have had time to integrate whatever you just learnt
People would learn much better, and it would cater to a wider range of abilities, if the order was DE slow, EN normal, DE normal
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1) test of memory,
2) answer,
3) test of speed of comprehension/reinforcement/review of info/practice of naturalised pronunciation - depending on your current ability and goals
This way does not need a gap at the end to integrate what you have just learned, as that happens automatically in stage 3)

Simple but obvious. Pay attention folks, this is your job after all ;) Have you looked at the psychology of learning much? ;)(

Other than that, this is really really good

Hope that you can be bothered to get a techy to re-edit this more optimally. Wouldn't take someone with skills and brain any time at all. Should cost you pocket money and greatly improve the quality of your work

You will get a 5 star review from me as soon as you can address this small but important oversight

PS When will you do the audio for the Russian book?! Really looking forwards to that. And Hindi and Mandarin. All pretty widely spoken languages. Sure you will get the customers in. Hindi in particular has a massive dearth of decent learning materials. word to the wise ;)

Will buy them all, just as soon as you can get around to it.

Good work, thanks very much :)

Please address the order, it really does make a massive difference

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Good vocabulary grinder

2000 German words are being read, first with the English translation, then with a sample sentence, said slowly and at normal speed, and finally the sentence in English. As there is no story to keep track on it is ideal for background listening while I do other tasks, letting the German words and sentences slip into my mind. Eventually the rhytms and phrases stick.

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Terrible

this is the worst
you cant under stand the guy talking due to the speed and clarity
30 second in and hes spitting out these supee long phrases im never ever going to be able to use and you cant repeat it back to learn it anyway because he moves on too quick
i really regret buying this

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Undecipherable German speaker

The German speakers voice is too deep to be understood on phones, tablets and laptops.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-19

Great Content & a good boost for autodidacts

I am teaching myself german as a 4th language with aims of being able to study in germany by the end of 2020. After a couple of months of studying I found myself stuck until I got this book. It helped me break through a plateau and helped me verify what I had learned and correct some things I had learned incorrectly. Learning the translated meaning of a word and seeing how they really work over and over are two completely different things. This is a great resource for autodidacts that could also serve as a great add-on for a group class. Would recommend to everyone that wants to improve their german.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-19

Highly inacurate and misleading

It was a struggle to finnish listening. Not suitable for beginners as the narrator is hard to understand. Often I struggled to understand which word he was saying even for words I already knew. The translations are not explained just translated, often with one translation, even though the same word has more,they translated the one suitable fo the context of the following sentanse. ex. Rock is translated as rock (music) and skirt is not mentioned. the english word song is translated with the slang Song, in stead of the german word Lied. The book is not for advanced learners, as the word fund is very basic, often including names (that are pronounced the same as english), sounds like, oh,ah etc.

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  • Karl hill
  • 03-10-19

Great Structure

I really enjoyed this book and think it is great for anyone new to German. However, I think it would be even better for those who are slightly more knowledgeable with just basics. I liked the PDF attachment so I could see and listen. I liked that the words were said in German and English as well as used in a sentence to help you learn it in a different way. This is also said in German and English.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mark Twain "Eddie"
  • 19-03-19

Great way to learn German

The Lingo Mastery audiobooks have been a great way for me to pick up new languages. My German is very, very basic, and this book is a great way of letting me pick up a fundamental vocabulary and apply it in natural language.

German has a lot of similarities to English that you don't really realize until you hear the words in context. Learning German was a great way to pass my commute.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • M. Lee
  • 10-03-19

Awesome book.

I love German! I have always been fascinated by the language, from watching various Hollywood shows with German villains, to the humorless stereotypes. This book has significantly improved my pace in mastering german, and I intend to keep the progress. Another excellent language learning resource from Lingo Mastery.

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  • John Devere
  • 17-01-20

Practice, Practice, Practice<br />

Nicely done. I thought I knew more than I did. Especially helpful for pronunciation.

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  • Maria Gil
  • 07-11-19

Great ebook to learn German

This ebook is a great resource for autodidacts and that could also serve for a class. Definitely recommend it to others that want to improve their german.

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  • Michael Muth
  • 29-09-19

Great book for building your vocabulary!

I really enjoyed this book! Definitely recommend it to others. You learn both the main word and the other words used in the example sentences.

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  • David Schwab
  • 08-09-19

This is more a grammar book than phrase book.

I got this thinking it would help me learn vocab, ie a word at a time. Here's an example of their vocab: they give the word "to/too", and the phrase to teach "to/too" is "This evening I will come TO your office at 5pm. I promise I won't arrive TOO late. In order TO get there on time, I will take the train". Well if I knew all those words, then why would I need to learn "to", surely I'd know all that. and they give the German first (which confuses you), then the English, then as you're struggling to recall the German and learn a word, they've moved on. This model didn't work for me at all, sorry. I could maybe recommend this if you are simply looking to reinforce a solid foundation of vocab + grammar.

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  • Jenny Brown
  • 25-06-19

Get it.

Worth every penny
Stop shopping and start learning. Intermediate learner here and this was perfect