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Good reliable little phrase book
on 26 May 2012
Like most of Collins products, this little phrasebook has a good selection of handy questions and answers, logically laid out and accurate. There is a pronunciation guide with each phrase which includes having the emphasis in bold.
I have an issue that the 'Making Friends' section is all in the informal 'du' form - OK with youngsters getting to know each other but not for the more formal German adult who may well end the friendship the first time you call her 'du' uninvited. It would have been a good idea to provide the questions in both formal and informal style.
It would have been handy, in the 'telling the time' section to explain that the half hour is always half TO the hour (ie halb drei is half-past two). Although 'half-past' examples are given, this can throw English speakers.
Apart from these quibbles I can recommend this. Very handy to have on your Kindle.