https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

Best books for learning/studying German.

Hallo, Leute.

As much as I love Duolingo, I feel it doesn't explain Grammar or sentence structure to a full extent. In recent times, I have been studying with books to understand grammar to a better extent. Here's my top 5, to complement your learning.

Living German (Hodder Education) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-German-Grammar-based-Course-LL/dp/0340990759

German grammar, made easy (Lisa Kahlen) http://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Grammar-Made-Easy-Kahlen/dp/0340904968

The everything learning German book (Ed Swick) http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Everything-Learning-German-Book/dp/159869989X

The key to German grammar, for key stages 3 & 4. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Key-German-Grammar-Stages/dp/0748719237/ref=sr_1_1?s=books=UTF8=1398796648=1-1=The+key+to+German+GRAMMAR

German Vocabulary (Ed Swick) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Practice-Makes-Perfect-German-Vocabulary/dp/0071763015/ref=sr_1_4?s=books=UTF8=1398796677=1-4=german+vocabulary

Ich hoffe, sie helfen!

Lewis

April 29, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katherle

Great post. :) There is also another book that might be helpful:

English Grammar for Students of German: The Study Guide for Those Learning German

http://www.amazon.com/English-Grammar-Students-German-Learning/dp/0934034389/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The title is a bit misleading, perhaps: it's a book about German (!) grammar, but German grammar is explained by comparing it with English grammar and by demystifying terms such as subjunctive, indirect object or subordinate clause. :)

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EnricoAlva2

Excellent book! I bought it on your recommendation - thank you.

February 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rafa_7m

Ich benutze dieses: http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Grammar-German-Edition/dp/3190272557 und ich finde,dass es sehr nützlich auch ist.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlmogL

Danke, ihr beide!

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxLinden

I'd also recommend '501 German Verbs' by Henry Strutz:

http://www.amazon.de/German-Strutz-Author-Jan-01-2008-Paperback/dp/B0092JNWPU/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399239028&sr=1-3&keywords=501+german+verbs

I refer to this pretty much every time I need to write or email in German.

May 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ivyfluff

Danke! I know this was posted ages ago but it is very useful!

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taz0x

Just get Hammer's German Grammar and Usage. You can get Practising German Grammar along with it, the lessons correspond to HGGU.

http://www.amazon.com/Hammers-German-Grammar-Usage-Edition/dp/1444120166

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1985Bears

Danke

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anastasiasarcos

Same happens to me. I have started recently Menschen a1.1 and i think it explains everything so easily. Im gonna try the ones on the list

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amb_196

Hallo Leute,

I have been leaning German for the last few months. I've tried an intensive Deutsch course in an actual Language school, besides of course Duolinguo, Rosetta Stone and other online resources. It has been only until a friend recommended me using a textbook called "Jens and Jakob" text book that I felt my German was really taking off.

The course is written parallel to a funny story/plot and it has very illustrative resources and subsections. From my experience this combined with Duolinguo has been the best available source for rapidly grasping Deutsch at my very own convenience.

Here is the link: https://www.skapago.eu/jensjakob/

Good luck to all! / Viele Glück!!

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnneGill1

Danke

October 1, 2015

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danke

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GalaxisPolyglott

Danke!

December 19, 2017
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