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Handy. Quaint. And quite charming. Jun 20, 2007
Although I am just beginning the study of the German language, I have found this little volume very helpful. This is particularly the case due to the fact that I am interested in learning German in order to translate and crossreference academic works in theology and philosophy.
My weakness as a reviewer is that I have not used other grammars or other sources as of yet and, as such, I do not have any other reference point other than this book. However, I will say that it is compact with little wasted space and chalked full of vocabulary words and practice sentences. These practice sentences are geared towards biblical and/or theological themes making this a very handy starting point for those interested in learning German for theological or biblical studies. Many of the grammatical points are attached to the practice sentences and as such one learns grammar as it relates to the translation, an approach I very much appreciate.
The layout is old-school, but for me this has added a bit of charm to the book and has not taken away, in any way, from the functionality of the text. It may be just a tad bit outdated (originally published in 1971), but this is a very compact and functional resource for those who desire to learn to translate German for theological/biblical studies.
Poor layout Oct 4, 2005
This book should retail for 8.99 or less! It's just a poor-quality reprint of an old, typed manuscript with the diacritics handwritten in, and of course it's all in the Old spelling which is not so bad but it can create confusion for the newbie. Come on people, it's 2005, let's take the time to scan reprint texts in and put them in a nice font! It doesn't take *that* long! (I know, I have done this for my job!!)