A No-Frills Approach to Reading and Writing German

Book 2


by Eugene R. Moutoux


This is the second book of a four-book series. Please let me know what you like and what you dislike. Suggestions and questions are also welcome. Thanks, and good luck.


Chapter 1 Present-tense vowel changes

Verbs whose stems end in d or t

Declension of der Soldat

Chapter 6 Dative case with indirect objects and special verbs
Romantic Interlude 1: Snow White

Chapter 7 Imperatives (formal and informal command forms)

Reflexive pronouns

Chapter 2 Separable verbs Romantic Interlude 3: The Frog-King
Chapter 3 Conversational Past

Chapter 8 Prepositions with genitive objects

Future tense

Chapter 4 Conversational Past: sein-verbs

Chapter 9 Two-way prepositions

Prepositional contractions

Romantic Interlude 2: Hänsel und Gretel Chapter 10 Der-words

Endings of adjectives with der-words

Chapter 5 Narrative Past of sein, haben, and the modals Romantic Interlude 4: The Town Musicians of Bremen
  Glossary: German/English
  Glossary: English/German
  Grammar Appendix

Graphics by Tom Moutoux


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