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By Ingrid Bauer, About.com Guide
German Greetings and Courtesies
An introduction to German greetings (hello, good-bye), basic phrases (yes/no, How are you?), and courtesies (please, thank you). Short audio segments let you hear how the words and phrases are pronounced.
Das ABC: The German Alphabet
Learn your German ABCs! In this lesson you'll not only learn the German alphabet, but also some practical things you can do with it, such as spelling your name in German. The audio will let you hear the sound of each letter (A, B, C...) in German, as well as how the various letters are pronounced in words (e.g., the sound of the v in the German word "Vater" (father).
- Lesson 1.2: The German Alphabet
- Pronunciation Guide - with Audio
- More German Lessons - German for Beginners
Learning Tips for German
How can you become a better, more efficient student of German? Here are some guidelines and advice that can make learning German easier and more fun!