Bitte was? An American author’s misadventures in the German language
A N A M A Z O N B E S T – S E L L E R
This English-language HUMOR book
ranked #1 in 3 separate categories
simultaneously at Amazon’s
German-language book store.
Who says German can’t be
fun? Read this story and
you’ll see just much
fun it can be.
I’m not a teacher or professor. This isn’t a language book or a dry instruction manual. My world is not the clean or pristine environment of a classroom, where you’d hear perfect German spoken from professional performers. (Who speaks in any language perfectly?) I’m an American author who’s lived in Germany for six years. In “Bitte was?”, I tackle the language of German in this humorous story of how I struggled to relearn the language, after being away from it for over 20 years. No one is off limits when it comes to poking a bit of fun, not even me!
Welcome to the real world of the German language!
I write about the real world and what I’ve encountered as I struggled to relearn German, one of the world’s most difficult languages. Hopefully, you won’t make the same mistakes I’ve made.
If you’ve ever taken a foreign language and tried to say something in “perfect” German (or French or Spanish or Mandarin), only to realize you made a terrible mistake, THIS STORY IS FOR YOU!
If you’ve ever said something that left the other person completely speechless or shocked, or you’ve said something you thought was a compliment, only to realize you said something extremely rude, THIS STORY IS FOR YOU!
Or maybe you’re studying a language in school now and you want to understand what it’s like to hold real conversations in the real world.
Then, THIS STORY IS FOR YOU!
Free resources included in the book:
There is a SPECIAL RESOURCES section at the end of this selection. Here, the author provides a special link to his website where you can use free tools he’s discovered and has used that will actually help you improve your German. You should bookmark this page because he’ll continue to add to it.