Dumb Deutsch: Absurd German Language Errors (auch für deutsche Leser geeignet)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Have you ever ordered leather cheese? Have you ever told your cab driver that your hotel is located on One-Way Street? I doubt it. But English speakers trying to speak German say bizarre things like this all the time and I, for one, feel their pain. Acutely, even. They are speaking Dumb Deutsch. And they have no one else to blame but themselves. More
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Dazed and confused about Germany in general and Berlin in particular, Hermann Observer (aka Clarsonimus Maximus) is a mean, angry, cynical and nasty old expatriate American [place favorite expletive here] who observes the world around him in quiet desperation.

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Reviews of Dumb Deutsch: Absurd German Language Errors (auch für deutsche Leser geeignet) by Hermann Observer

Charles Yoder reviewed on March 30, 2021

I found this quite amusing. I would probably make similar mistakes if I were to try to speak German.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Catherine G. reviewed on Jan. 25, 2015

I picked this book up from Smashwords with a free coupon yesterday. Regardless of receiving a free copy, these are my honest thoughts and it's just my opinion.

I'm not particularly good with languages. I can actually imagine myself making most of these mistakes if I were to learn (and speak) German to people. I was commenting about this book to my sister, reading the occassional phrase to her, and she made the same comment as well. Though I don't particularly understand all of the points, I found most of them amusing and laughed out loud to many of them. It's a great compilation with a lot of varying words and situations. I quite enjoyed it.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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