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easy german reading material?

sfpugh April 2, 2017, 10:59 am
I wonder if anyone has suggestions for easy german reading material? Amongst children's books, I have Grimms Fairy tales (the site alaso has them in English):
http://www.grimmstories.com/de/grimm_maerchen/index
which I prefer to:
http://www.childrensbooksforever.com/childrenpages/German1.html
And for newspapers I found about the easiest was Das Bild:
http://www.bild.de/
 
easy german reading material?
Ken-Y1 April 3, 2017, 6:25 pm
Try André Klein
https://www.amazon.de/Andr%C3%A9-Klein/e/B004YO2KH4

Blog:
https://yourdailygerman.com/

Newspapers:
​dw.com
easy german reading material?
sfpugh April 4, 2017, 7:29 am
Thank you for the suggestion, the Andre Klien books are also available on UK Amazon (where I am). They look well worth having a go with.

I have a book called "Die Hutte" which is written in simple language but still a bit hard for me. It is a translation of an american book called "The Shack" by William Paul young. I found the german version, but I have thought about getting the english version to read in parallel.
easy german reading material?
Paul-Weber April 5, 2017, 12:19 am
Hi there,

Instead of having to buy two books there are books available in both languages displaying the English translation. They are called bilingual books. I remember reading them when learning English.  I have found this website:
http://www.doppeltext.com/en/bilingual-books/german-english 

If your German is advanced you can also get books that have translations of complicated terms and technical vocabulary displayed at the bottom of each page. I can't remember the brand. If anyone knows please share it here.

Hope it helps!

Paul
easy german reading material?
sfpugh April 5, 2017, 7:20 am
Thank you for the recommendation Paul, I hadn't realised that there were double language books available for English/German.
Although I have come across a parallel German English Bible:
https://wordproject.org/bibles/parallel/german/
 
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