Chapter9

Making Introductions and Small Talk

In This Chapter

  • Common greetings
  • The verb sein
  • Professions
  • Finding out about people

In Chapter 8, you learned how to create simple German sentences (using subject nouns, pronouns, and verbs) and how to ask basic yes or no questions. Now you’re going to put some of what you learned to work. It’s time to start engaging in conversation.

Conversation Openers

Let’s face it: you can listen to a thousand podcasts or online audio clips, and you can read every language book in the bookstore—the moment of truth arrives only when you are face to face with someone who is speaking to you in German. Each and every ...

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