Top positive review
17 people found this helpful
Used it every day!
on 31 July 2012
Smaller and neater than I envisaged (8cms x 10.5cms), this wee book fitted into my handbag with no bother.
I was on holiday in Berlin for a week, and though English is widely spoken there, I used the Menu Reader section every day (knowing what I'm ordering in restaurants is important to me since I'm a veggie!) I also frequently referred to the vocabulary lists (with pronunciation guide beside each word) in the Shopping and Eating Out sections.
The colour coded sections were great for finding relevant pages quickly.
The bit I used the most though, was the dictionary at the back - both German to English and English to German. This takes up more than a third of the book. It's much smaller and more concise than a full-blown dictionary, yet there are enough words in it for everyday use.
The book also contains many other helpful topics like Key Phrases, Polite Expressions, Pronunciation and Asking the Way, and though I didn't personally refer to them during my short stay, it was reassuring to know they were handy!
I give this invaluable wee travelling companion full marks for its compact size, easy layout and useful dictionary.