German: A Colourful Guide to Idiomatic Usage

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Concentrating on the pitfalls and difficulties inherent in colloquial usage, this reference work contains numerous German words and phrases in A-Z format with commentaries on their correct meanings and usages. Emphasis is placed on choosing the right word for the right occasion. Alternative vocabulary is provided with notes on register and nuance and on the differences between spoken and written forms. There is also advice on courtesy, gender and the avoidance of "false friends" - words which look similar to English words ...

German: A Colourful Guide to Idiomatic Usage 1992, Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., London

ISBN-13: 9780304341702

Revised edition