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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars German slang
It is an interesting and useful reference, it contains many words and expressions that occur in everyday german that don't appear in a "regular" dictionary. It is great for spicing up your vocabulary if you are a student or have regular contact with native german speakers. What i find slightly annoying is that most examples are given as american english expressions (well...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
Whilst this can be a useful book, for those interested in current"street speak". The examples the author uses are really funny, and l should think unintentionally so, which makes it even more amusing. He also seems obsessed with sex in it's many colourful varities, of which there seems to be many in this book.You should buy this for it's comedy value alone!.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars German slang, 20 Oct 2003
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This review is from: Dictionary of German Slang and Colloquial Expressions (Barron's) (Paperback)
It is an interesting and useful reference, it contains many words and expressions that occur in everyday german that don't appear in a "regular" dictionary. It is great for spicing up your vocabulary if you are a student or have regular contact with native german speakers. What i find slightly annoying is that most examples are given as american english expressions (well it is written by a professor of languages in NY) that a british person would not always recongnise. What may also be regarded as a negative is that there is no index in the back, cross-referencing the english expressions to a german key words, that you do get in some colloquial dictionaries.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!, 20 Feb 2005
This review is from: Dictionary of German Slang and Colloquial Expressions (Barron's) (Paperback)
Whilst this can be a useful book, for those interested in current"street speak". The examples the author uses are really funny, and l should think unintentionally so, which makes it even more amusing. He also seems obsessed with sex in it's many colourful varities, of which there seems to be many in this book.You should buy this for it's comedy value alone!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to ..., 21 Aug 2013
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... swear in ******.
It's the first thing everyone wants to know when they start to learn a new language.
Shame nobody teaches you that, though.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sehr gut!, 12 Dec 2001
This review is from: Dictionary of German Slang and Colloquial Expressions (Barron's) (Paperback)
A very good and detailed use of modern German slang. Useful for A-Level students or those who simply want to adopt a modern German speech.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic, 12 Jan 2010
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G. Johnson "taxi driver" (london) - See all my reviews
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I would not recommend using any of the phrases from this book without checking with someone who speaks German extremely well or as a first language.Some are quite funny,but i found many are pathetic and useless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars shopping with amazing amazon, 13 Oct 2009
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We have purchased several items from amazon over the years, the latest being a german dictionary. The quality and service has been of a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in continuing shopping with amazon.
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