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Excellent for its purpose,
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This review is from: German Idioms (Barron's Idioms) (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) (Paperback)
Every language has its own idioms and metaphors, which shape the character of the language (possibly of its speakers too?) and make it more vivid. As with the other books in this short series, you won't learn the elements of the language itself from this little book but it will help you pick up some conversational or literary references that you might otherwise miss. It's easy to slip into a pocket and good fun to dip into - in my case, as a distraction when waiting for the dentist! - and it won't break the bank. I have noticed a few misprints but overall it's excellent for its purpose.