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Studien und Plaudereien

FIRST SERIES

by

SIGMON M. STERN

Author of Studien und Plaudereien Second Series, Étude Progressive de la Langue Française, and Editor of Selected German Comedies

WITH GRAMMATICAL TABLES

SIXTEENTH EDITION, REVISED

[Illustration: Henry Holt Trademark]

New York Henry Holt and Company F. W. Christern Boston: Carl Schoenhof 1895

»Prüfet alles, behaltet das Gute, und wenn etwas Besseres in euch selber gereift, so setzt es zu dem, was ich euch in diesen Bogen in Wahrheit und Liebe zu geben versuche, in Wahrheit und Liebe hinzu.« P e s t a l o z z i.

Copyright, 1879, 1895. by Sigmon M. Stern.

PREFACE TO THE SIXTEENTH EDITION.

New electrotype plates have been made for this edition, not from any desire of mine for change, but because of the worn condition of the old plates. Fifteen years' constant use of the book has disclosed little or nothing of importance that I really care to alter. Since the prefatory English letters to the teacher may perhaps have become superfluous, they have been suppressed in favor of several short German poems which will be found at the end, and which the student will do well to get by heart. Except for this substitution and the adoption of the reformed Prussian orthography, the present edition is practically a duplicate of its predecessor.

These "Studies and Chats" should not be regarded merely as a means of learning to speak a little German, though they may answer that purpose. They are rather to be treated as a substitute for the disjointed and uninteresting exercises of the average lesson book for beginners, and as an introduction to the serious study of the German language and literature. They are intended to be read in class and at home and to serve as a basis for conversation and composition, for translation and retranslation. That so many of my fellow teachers, under such varied conditions, have found this book useful is evidence that they have understood its intention, and I hope they will share my pleasure in seeing it in its new typographical dress.

S. M. S.

New York, June 1, 1895.

I n h a l t.

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{Section I.} Das Buch etc...................................... 1

{Section II.} Die Uhr, die Tageszeit, die Jahreszeit etc....... 24

{Section III.} Der Baum etc.................................... 33

{Section IV.} Das Wasser etc................................... 49

{Section V.} Frau Holle etc.................................... 97

{Section VI.} Der Soldat, der Ritter etc....................... 109

{Section VII.} Musik, Dornröschen etc.......................... 143

{Section VIII.} Der Löwe etc................................... 168

{Section IX.} Der Taucher etc.................................. 180

{Section X.} Weihnachten etc................................... 188

{Section XI.} Die Wartburg, Aschenputtel etc................... 197

{Section XII.} Freunde, Freundschaft etc....................... 215

{Poems}........................................................ 227

{Grammatical Tables}........................................... 245

Erster Teil.

[Illustration: Section heading, woman at organ]

Studien und Plaudereien.

I.

Herr Meister: Hier ist mein Buch. Mein Buch ist braun. Dieses Buch hier ist grün; mein Buch ist nicht grün. Bella, ist das Gras grün?

Bella: Das Gras ist grün.

Herr Meister: Ja, das Gras ist grün. Anna, ist das Gras im Sommer grün?

Anna: Das Gras ist im Sommer grün.

Herr Meister: Ja, das Gras ist im Sommer grün. Louis, ist das Gras im Winter grün?

Louis: Das Gras ist im Winter nicht grün.

Herr Meister: Nein, das Gras ist im Winter nicht grün. Bella, ist die Rose grün?

Bella: O nein, die Rose ist nicht grün... Continue reading book >>




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