Item description for Berlitz Kid's German Picture Dictionary (Berlitz Picture Dictionaries) by Berlitz International, Inc....
Overview Teaches basic German words for such terms as colors, shapes, numbers, and animals through entries offering a picture, a translation, and a simple sentence, along with a beginner's conversation guide.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Kid's German Picture Dictionary (Berlitz Picture Dictionaries)?
Good introduction for kids and beginning adult learners. May 27, 2008
A quick and easy introduction to the German language.
My kid picked it up and started reviewing it on her own which says volumes about the accessibility and presentation of the materials. Not only are the words defined but there is a brief sentence included which demostrates the grammatical usage of the word.
The only real shortcoming is the lack of a pronunciation key. The failure to include this important aspect of language training is the reason I gave this product review 3 stars.
Overall this is a good beginner book for identifying the basic written German translations of many common everyday items. Those looking for more advanced help in the area of speech, pronunciation and diction should definitely look elsewhere.
not just for kids Nov 16, 2000
When I married a German man, my mother gave me this book as a wedding gift. This book was an excellent start on my journey to learning the language. I recommend it for any child or adult who is a beginner to beginner/intermediate in German. By using each word in a funny but grammatically useful sentence, reusing the same words throughout the book, and associating each with a picture that makes it fun and serves as a memory cue, I came out the other side of studying this book with the ability to understand most basic spoken German and to speak a bit myself. And I had fun reading it. Not many dictionaries can claim that.
Its only drawback is that, as with any language book not accompanied by a tape, there's not much help with pronunciation. (My husband read the entire thing out for me onto an audiotape.)
This book is great! Sep 7, 1999
Along with the words are cute cartoons which help the child to visualize the words they are learning. Also there are phrases that uses the words, which helps them to learn sentence structure. The phrases are ones you can use in everyday conversation which is something most books don't provide.