Denglisch for Better Knowers: Fun Birds, Smart Shitter, Hand Shoes - Adam Fletcher, Paul Hawkins
Is your German not the yellow from the egg? Is your English all under the pig? Then this book is for you! An expedition through some of the German language's greatest expressions. Great fun and a reminder of the genius that is the German language.
The authors of the Spiegel best selling How to be German are back with a brand new, illustrated love letter to the language of our adopted home. Join us as we take you on a tour through some of the German language's greatest words, expressions, proverbs and language possibilities, all wrapped up for international delivery in the form of Denglisch!
This dual-language book is the perfect gift to introduce the humble Ausländer to the absolute awesomeness of the German language, and a fun way for German readers to rediscover the hilarious, hidden wonders of their mother tongue! While it has previously been so maligned and misunderstood, now everyone will finally discover: with the German language is very good cherry eating!
Denglisch for Better Knowers is an entertaining and informative love letter to the German language!
Divided into different areas of German life such as - the office, at home, with others, travel, food and drink, mind and body, and animals - we collect the best expressions, wisdoms and possibilities of the German language and explain how they could be used to enrich the English language.
There are also some mini-essays, which explore why German is such a fantastic, curious and under-appreciated language, covering: Umlaut Envy, Compounding, The Great Verb delay, Du you Sie me?, Genders and Doch.
- 60+ entries and seven mini-essays
- 30 Beautiful illustrations by Robert M. Schöne
- Dual-language flip book in English and German, across 230 pages perfect for language learners & polyglots.
Denglisch for Better Knowers: Fun Birds, Smart Shitter, Hand Shoes - About the Authors:
Adam Fletcher is a 31 year old bald Englishman. After several years in his adopted nation, Germany, he’d consider himself almost German, were it not for continued inability to separate his Akkusativ from his Dativ and his plastic recycling from his paper. When not writing books and articles about his adopted nation, he mostly spends his days eating chocolate, and napping. In fact, no matter what time of day you’re reading this, there is a 87.4% chance that he is napping. Shhhh! He is also the author of the Spiegel bestselling book, How to be German.
Paul Hawkins is a comedy writer whose life-long pilgrimage to avoid a "proper" job has recently bought him to the Mecca of Delayed Responsibility that is Berlin. In between murdering the German language and apologising for himself, he is still shamelessly insisting on writing comedy books, scripts and articles.