Chapter 1
So You Want to Learn to Speak German
In This Chapter
• Understanding the similarities between German and English
• Keeping your cool while learning the language
• Language learning tips
• Pronouncing German words and phrases
Attempting to learn a new language can be a daunting task, there’s no question about it. As our world gets smaller, however, having a handle on different cultures and languages becomes increasingly important.
Although German might look and sound completely foreign to you—no pun intended—you’ll be surprised at the similarities found between German and English. For now, try not to think about the differences between the two languages, and let’s take a look at how they’re really not all that far apart.

The Similarities ...

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