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Beginner German

Because German is the official language of so many beautiful countries, it’s not surprising that German is a popular choice of a new language among beginners. German has a reputation for being difficult to learn. However, once you have a handle on the basic structure, it’s much like any other language.

As a new language learner, there are some basic beginner building blocks in German that will help you off to a good start. These are common German words and greetings that are essential to know when starting out. Here is a list of beginning basic words and greetings to start building your German word bank:

  • Ja = Yes.
  • Nein = No.
  • Bitte =Please.
  • Danke = Thank you.
  • Hallo = Hello.
  • Guten Morgen = Good morning.
  • Guten Tag = Good day.

German Lessons For Beginners

While some online language learning apps promise that you can learn a language in just a few minutes a day, there is a significant difference between memorizing vocabulary lists and speaking a language. Learning a new language is more than just learning the words.

Learning German can be fun and attainable if you let Rosetta Stone help you. With 25+ years experience developing language programs that build confidence, you’ll learn the foundations of the German language and will also develop vocabulary presented in an order designed to ensure better understanding. This will allow you to communicate effectively in German.

The more you practice, the more natural the various words and expressions in German will begin to feel. With Rosetta Stone's Dynamic Immersion® methodology, you learn the language beyond the words, which naturally leads to the ability to speak comfortably and confidently. Our 10-minute language lessons are built to help beginners through advanced speakers.

Pronunciation matters, and is especially important for beginners. Getting your pronunciation correct is a critical part of learning any language. Rosetta Stone has a patented speech-recognition engine which makes this possible. TruAccent™ is embedded into each and every lesson. This helps you to conform your accent to that of native speakers, and is an amazing tool to help you learn to speak and understand German.

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Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .

The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.

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