Intermediate German Book - Part two of the Duo!

About the Krimi in Berlin V2 – an Intermediate German Book

Tired of boring Intermediate German books? But you want to learn more German slang and proverbs? Continue learning German with the strange detective duo Hercule and Merk. (Can be read independently!)

“This mini e-book is long enough to challenge B2 German learners, but short and exciting enough to keep you engaged. It is comes with an audio track and explains key phrases, but doesn’t feel textbook tedious. […] A snappy, entertaining read.” (from: Award Winning Blog Englishman in Berlin)

This eBook provides:

  • glossaries at the end of each chapter
  • slang and colloquialisms (“Umgangssprache”)
  • audio (more than 80 min)

With the Krimi in Berlin series, learning German is fun and natural. This eBook is a must-read for intermediate German learners looking for something a little bit different to give their German that extra edge.

About the story of the intermediate German book:

Conservative French Hercule Poirot first came to Berlin only to become a victim of fraud. This is how he met Merk, ultra-left hacker, vegan, constantly broke – let’s not speak of her half shaved skull, her tattoos and her tendency to use swear words.

Hercule and she are the total opposite – maybe that’s why the start working together really well. After solving the issue of the fraud, and indeed another mystery, they are now once again faced with another potential crime to solve: at the opening of Hercule’s restaurant, one of the guests found their phone had been used to send strange and potentially career-ruining messages without his knowledge! Reunited, Hercule and Merk try to solve the source of this crime, only to find themselves unravelling a whole web of problems, from strange texts all the way to harassment… Who is the offender – Wer ist der Täter?

Review from “An English Man in Berlin” award-winning Blog about life and culture in Berlin, Germany-

This mini e-book is long enough to challenge B2 German learners, but short and exciting enough to keep you engaged. It is comes with an audio track and explains key phrases, but doesn’t feel textbook tedious.

It starts, as all krimis should, with a dramatic shooting. Blood turns the wooden Berlin floors red. Merc, a hilariously Berlin type – leftie, vegan, hacker – has just been shot. As her friend Hercule takes this in, we pick up some colloquial German phrases, like Trick auf Lager (a trick up one’s sleeve), null Komma nix (very fast) and in der Scheiße sitzen (to be up shit creek without a paddle). These little phrases are useful and fascinating to learn as we figure out how and why Merc was shot, and wonder whether everything will turn out alright in the end.

 

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