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Karneval in Köln: Learn German with Stories 3 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners

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Summary Karneval in Köln: Learn German with Stories 3 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners

D sights of the Cologne Carnival To maximize learning benefits we recommend listening to this audiobook together with a paperback or ebook edition of Learn German with Stories Karneval in Köln 10 Short Stories for Beginners Featuring sounds from freesoundorg via Creative Commons CC0 10 CC BY 30 with recordings by RHumphries stijn mich3d dobroide lolamadeus gelopapas nickrave laura222 inchadney Tunefisch 7by7 davidferoli OwlSt. I found these books very helpful in my old age uest to continue to learn German Since my memory is not so good in my dotage any help I can get towards this effort and find it benefical is rewarding Each chapter is 2 3 pages long and contains the translations of words and phrases in bold on the chapter pages I liked the novel formate the story line is appropriate to travel food and lodgings I bought all three Berlin Frankfurt and Koln

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Experience the third episode of the Dino lernt Deutsch story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones at home or on the go The narration speed and style of this audiobook is aimed at absolute beginners with special emphasis on clear pronunciation so that you can easily pause and repeat words and phrases whenever you please Intermediate learners are invited to just sit back and immerse themselves in the sounds an. I started out only intending to just buy this book in the series because I have been to Cologne so there was a personal connection But after reading it I have decided to definitely go back and buy the others in the series The best way I can describe what it is like to read this book is to say it employs a techniue of effortless learning The author is very good at constructing sentences that provide the context necessary to allow the reader to deduce the meaning of what may be the only word or figurative saying in a sentence that a learner does not know So a reader gets a high level of positive reinforcement from the pleasant surprise of successfully understanding the story The learning experience is further reinforced by a glossary and a ten uestion uiz at the end of each chapterThese books definitely fill a niche As a beginning German speakerreader I find it difficult to find material to read that provides meaningful information is not too technical to grasp AND can be counted on to provide proper grammar and sentence construction Newspaper articles from reputable German sources can be a little too far above my reading comprehension so as to cause frustration when reading German internet blogs message boards etc may have a wealth of text but no guarantee as to healthy grammar or proper usage That only option that leaves an adult learner like me is children's stories Which is kind of what this is children's stories for adults what a great ideaThis book isn't for start from total scratch rank beginners but anyone with 6 months of honest self study or perhaps a year of high school German should be able to enjoyably read through it Solid intermediate learners or above will probably find the book too simple But for my level of comprehension this is exactly what I need Five Stars


10 thoughts on “Karneval in Köln: Learn German with Stories 3 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners

  1. says:

    Andre Klein writes not only the best, but really the only stories in German for language learners particularly in the kindle store. For the rank beginner, he's given readers Peter und das Huhn, Bert das Buch, Fred der Fisch, etc. For advanced learners there's his crimi/detective series, Mord und Morgen. But for the intermediate learner, there are the Dino stories, Café in Berlin, Fieren in Frankfurt and this last Karneval in Koln.

    These latter short ten chapter books revolve around Dino, a Sicilian who comes to Germany to learn enough German to get a job. Each chapter is followed by a short glossary. The most useful part of these books is that unlike your language learning program, they give you colloquial expressions. They are also amusing to read almost all other German readers are deadly dull, but I can read and reread about Dino's adventures when I want to brush up on my German, because they are fun and ironic, never boring.

    I am around level 5 of Rosetta stone, and can read about 80% of these books without needing the glossary, so they have just a bit of a challenge for me. Since the meaning is never than a page or two away, though, anyone can read them. You'll find Dino's trials and troubles mildly amusing too, and learn a little German vocabulary and something of German life and culture at the same time.

    What I'd like though for future stories about Dino, is rather than pass through various cities or less as a tourist on vacation in the next installment, he tells us about what its like to get a job, maybe a girlfriend and work and shop real life. At least for one installment. I'm hoping very much Klein continues this series, because they are the best German readers out there. But Dino's had enough sightseeing, pub crawling and partying. Let's see him settling down to a non tourist life in Germany with a real job as the next step in his adventures. After all, he can always get fired or work as a temp to switch the scene for the next installment.

    I'd like to see a new Dino volume each month, if possible, or 3 4 times a year. They're not expensive, can be read and reread to refresh vocabulary, are amusing and current, and Klein puts out the only German readers that aren't deadly dull !! (I know, I've looked and his are the only ones that make me laugh and learn.) Here's to .


  2. says:

    I started out only intending to just buy this book in the series because I have been to Cologne, so there was a personal connection. But after reading it, I have decided to definitely go back and buy the others in the series. The best way I can describe what it is like to read this book is to say it employs a technique of effortless learning. The author is very good at constructing sentences that provide the context necessary to allow the reader to deduce the meaning of what may be the only word (or figurative saying) in a sentence that a learner does not know. So a reader gets a high level of positive reinforcement from the pleasant surprise of successfully understanding the story. The learning experience is further reinforced by a glossary and a ten question quiz at the end of each chapter.

    These books definitely fill a niche. As a beginning German speaker/reader, I find it difficult to find material to read that provides meaningful information, is not too technical to grasp, AND can be counted on to provide proper grammar and sentence construction. Newspaper articles from reputable German sources can be a little too far above my reading comprehension so as to cause frustration when reading. German internet blogs, message boards, etc., may have a wealth of text, but no guarantee as to healthy grammar or proper usage. That only option that leaves an adult learner like me is children's stories. Which is kind of what this is: children's stories for adults what a great idea!

    This book isn't for start from total scratch rank beginners, but anyone with 6 months of honest self study, or perhaps a year of high school German, should be able to enjoyably read through it. Solid intermediate learners or above will probably find the book too simple. But for my level of comprehension, this is exactly what I need. Five Stars!


  3. says:

    All three of the books in this series, Karneval in Köln, Ferien in Frankfurt, and Café in Berlin, have 10 short stories each, told in first person by Dino, a young Sicilian living in Germany and struggling to improve his German in order to find work there. Each of the stories is packed with vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, but presented in an easy and conversational style that allows the reader with just a little German to work out almost everything from context. The stories are entertaining in themselves—light hearted and amusing. The vocabulary at the end is there for the sticky bits, and almost everything but the most basic vocabulary is included. You won't need your dictionary.

    If you have just a little German, you'll enjoy these. Each story can be read in just a few minutes. Perfect for the morning commute. I would encourage anyone learning or brushing up to read the story first, then review the entire vocabulary at the end to solidify and clarify your new words and phrases.

    Once you have read any of these, you'll want to continue with the other two.


  4. says:

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS. The pace, the vocab, all so great. Just the right amount of strange new words, with tons of words you already know if you are just past beginner/into early intermediate stages. The author is great I contacted him and he got right back to me with additional resources to aid learning. The books are funny and sweet and engaging. I feel like Dino and I are buds.


  5. says:

    I found these books very helpful in my old age quest to continue to learn German. Since my memory is not so good in my dotage, any help I can get towards this effort and find it benefical is rewarding. Each chapter is 2 3 pages long and contains the translations of words and phrases, in bold on the chapter pages. I liked the novel formate, the story line is appropriate to travel, food and lodgings. I bought all three, Berlin, Frankfurt and Koln.


  6. says:

    I have been trying to learn German at home for several months using a teach yourself book+CD's. At first all went well but slowly found I seemed to be no longer progressing as well.
    I tried a Kindle sample of the book and was surprised at how quickly I understood the story and remembered the words. Each story is short but interesting enough to make the reading enjoyable. Words that I had come across before but really struggled to remember were suddenly not only remembered in the story but were remembered when I came across them elsewhere. Generally as the book claims you learn without being aware of it.
    I read each story out loud in German then re read it translating as I went along and then repeated this as often as necessary. Having a small dictionary of key words after each story is really helpful and less time wasting than having to look through a full dictionary. An additional advantage over a simple dictionary is that where appropriate paraphrasing is done which makes the relevant passages understandable.
    When I came to buy this book I bought a paperback version and not the Kindle. Line spacing in the book is generous enough to allow me to write in pencil the phonetic pronunciation of some words where needed which is the main reason why I bought the paperback.
    The other two books in this mini series are also well worth having especially if read in the right order as they build on each other!!
    Can't wait until I can progress onto the intermediate/advanced series.


  7. says:

    I have recently decided to brush up on my dwindling knowledge of the german language. I had seen quite a few recommendations for this series of German stories and I have to say that I have been loving them so much so that I've read the first 3 books in the last 3 days. The first 3 books that I have read follow the character Dino, who is looking for work in different German cities and, although the stories are quite short, I have found them quite entertaining and even humorous at time. The writing and sentences are fairly simple but definitely introduces a lot of new words without becoming too frustratingly difficult. One of the best parts of the stories, making them so perfect for learning german, is that new words are written in bold and these can be looked up at the end of each short story so if you aren't sure of a word or sentence it's easy to flick through and find the translation. Additionally, having bought this for the kindle app on my iPad, it's really easy to tap and translate any words that aren't in bold which is really convenient and saves the frustration of getting a proper dictionary out all of the time. I'd really recommend giving these a read, especially if you're a beginner, with a little knowledge of basic german vocabulary, who is wanting to improve!


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    I am trying to learn German as a second language and this book has been helpful. The stories are short, and relatively funny (I'm only half way through this book though, so it might change). The trick is to try and get someone to read stories in the target language aloud (they aren't too long, so if you have a German speaker who can do you a solid to read this, that would be fine), and then try and mimic their accent and read it aloud yourself. You get to see the language and how it works. The chapters do have questions at the end, which is handy, because it forces you to think about what you've read.


  10. says:

    I cannot recommend this product enough! It is really helping me learn German in an enjoyable way.
    Each chapter consists of about 3 pages of German story. New words are in bold and then defined at the end of the chapter, but they will not be in bold if they come up again in the book (helping you to rely on learning the words instead of checking all the time). It is really encouraging when you can read a whole chapter without the use of the glossary.
    The story itself is, in my opinion, largely irrelevant, but it is enjoyable enough and gives you a look into German culture which is great.


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