DLI - German Language Course - Military Text

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Defense Language Institute german  - Image The present volume is the first in a series of two volumes teaching German military terminology. It presents the terminology of the German Ground Forces, as well as some basic information on the German Armed Forces in general. The second volume presents the terminology of the German Air Force and Navy.

The materials in this volume are an integral part of the German Basic Course. They are designed to enable the students

1. to comprehend without difficulty spoken German related to the Ground Forces
2. to discuss with reasonable ease military subject matter pertaining to the Ground Forces.

The various parts of this volume consist of dialogues and prose narratives, as well as some-interrogation, translation and interpreting exercises using the most frequent Army terms. The materials presuppose familiarity with the - most frequent and essential grammatical features of the German language. They are therefore used during the latter part of the Intermediate Phase or immediately thereafter. There are no audios accompanying the texts.

German is a West Germanic language. It derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. A number of words are derived from Latin and Greek, and fewer from French and English. Widely spoken languages which are most similar to German include Luxembourgish, Dutch, the Frisian languages, English and the Scandinavian languages.

German is spoken in: Germany

German is also called: Alemanic, Alemannic, Alemannisch, Alsacien, Alsatian, Elsaessisch, German

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