on 3 April 2014
I engage with learning anything more by story telling, latching onto an idea and remembering things. So through the stories that André Klein has created, I can start putting together old and new words, as well as seeing how Dative and Akkusative work in real life and not just in technical exercises. Some of the mistakes the characters make with pronunciation, make me laugh, as I also make mistakes.
on 1 August 2014
Initially I bought this not knowing it was part of a series. Thus it took a little while to get my bearings. However soon was attempting to read the short stories and enjoying their thematic unity. I found it a handy resource to revise my rusty German. One minor quibble would be the lack of der/das/die in the word vocabulary (to aid remembering gender), but not worth marking it down for. I'd look forward to read more in the series.
on 4 September 2015
This is the third of a series of five short novels about Dino and his adventures visiting Berlin, Frankfurt, Koln, Munchen and Hamburg. They are written for the beginner in reading German and so the chapters are short and the sentences are not complex. Andre Klein provides amusing stories while at the same time giving a little information about each city, its customs, particular dialect and aspects of modern German city life. I find the series meets my needs perfectly, I enjoy the stories and find the vocabulary at the end of each chapter invaluable. The only problem for me is checking the answers to the questions which are also at the end of each chapter as the answers are at the end of the book and I don't find it easy to do on a Kindle. To be fair the answer is usually easy but occasionally I like to confirm I got it right.
If you are looking for an easy way to learn to read German this series is a great start.