The Awful German Language

  • by Mark Twain
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 0 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mark Twain's classic satire on the German language. A must listen for anybody learning German or living in a German-speaking country.
"The Germans have another kind of parenthesis, which they make by splitting a verb in two and putting half of it at the beginning of an exciting chapter and the other half at the end of it. Can anyone conceive of anything more confusing than that?
These things are called 'separable verbs'. The German grammar is blistered all over with separable verbs; and the wider the two portions of one of them are spread apart, the better the author of the crime is pleased with his performance."

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You judge. The full book (of which this is just one of the apprendices) is called a Tramp Abroad and is available on Audible for not much more and with a narration that sounds like Mark Twain!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-02-2013
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks