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Frommer's German Phrasefinder and Dictionary,9781118143629

Frommer's German Phrasefinder and Dictionary



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Find the right words fast! Practical and easy-to-use, Frommer's PhraseFinders let you experience a place the way the locals do-by speaking the same language. More than 5,000 words and phrases organized by topic and dictionary entry for easy use on the go A two-way dictionary cross-referenced to verb conjugations and the most common phrases Detailed pronunciation guide and slang terms to help you sound more like a local A two-way menu translator, basic grammar information, and much more

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Survival German 1

Basic Greetings 1, The Key Questions 3, Help/Emergencies 7, Numbers & Counting 8, Measurements 11, Time 12, German Grammar & Pronunciation Basics 16

2 Getting There & Getting Around 30

By Plane 30, By Car 44, By Taxi 51, By Train 53, By Bus 54, By Subway 56, Considerations for Travelers with Special Needs 58

3 Lodging 59

Finding a Hotel 59, Money Matters 63, In-Room Amenities 65, Hotel Room Trouble 69, Checking Out 71, Happy Camping 72

4 Dining 73

Finding a Restaurant 73, Getting Seated 75, Ordering 77, During the Meal 80, Drinks 82 Settling Up 85, Menu Reader 85, Buying Groceries 90

5 Socializing 100

Greetings 100, Overcoming the Language Barrier 102, Getting Personal 103, Topics of Conversation 111, Parting Ways 118

6 Money & Communications 120

Money 120, Phone Service 123, Internet Access 126, Mail 127

7 Culture 130

Cinema 130, Performances 131, Museums, Galleries & Attractions 134

8 Shopping 135

General Shopping Terms 135, Clothes Shopping 136, Artisan Market Shopping 139, Bookstore / Newsstand Shopping 140, Shopping for Electronics 141, At the Barber / Hairdresser 143

9 Sports & Fitness 146

Getting Fit 146, Catching a Game 147, Hiking 149, Boating & Fishing 150, Golfing 152

10 Nightlife 154

Club Hopping 154, Across a Crowded Room 157, Getting Closer 159, Getting Intimate 160, In the Casino 163

11 Health & Safety 165

At the Pharmacy 165, At the Doctor’s Office 167, At the Police Station 173 English–German Dictionary 177 German–English Dictionary 216


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