You will be able to read and understand each of the following stories in German because of the many words that look like English.
It will be clear to you even though written in a foreign language.
You will understand the meanings of the main words, so you will be able to figure out the meanings of the other German words.
In these Dual Language stories, with parallel texts in each language, each line of German is printed above the English version, to make your beginning German reading as painless as possible.
The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.
However, try to read the German all the way through without looking at the English version. It's simple.
Easy German Example Story You Can Read:
The following German Example Story was written by Christoph Weininger.
DER HAWAII TRIP
Peter und Anna starten einen Trip nach Hawaii im Sommer.
Peter and Anna start on a trip to Hawaii in the summer.
Peter organisiert alle Reservierungen im Internet.
Peter organizes all reservations on the Internet.
Peter findet Informationen zu Helicoptertouren zum Vulkan Krater.
Peter finds information on helicopter tours to the volcano crater.
Das Hotel ist luxuriös.
The hotel is luxurious.
Peter reserviert eine private Villa mit Pool.
Peter reserves a private villa with pool.
Anna schwimmt und Peter surft.
Anna swims and Peter surfs.
Hawaii ist ein Paradies für Peter and Anna.
Hawaii is a paradise for Peter and Anna.
Golf, Volleyball und Tennis ist inklusive.
Golf, Volleyball and Tennis is included.
Der Butler Service kostet 100 Dollar extra.
The butler service costs 100 dollars extra.
Hawaii ist super. Peter and Anna's Honeymoon ist perfekt.
Hawaii is super. Peter and Anna's honeymoon is perfect.