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Dual Language Books (English/German)

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message 1: by Katharina (last edited Jul 27, 2014 02:59PM) (new)

Katharina (katharinamoos) Hi
I have been taking German classes for the past 4 years, but never really seemed to get anywhere with it. I realised that I learned English (I am native Danish) by reading books in English.
I recently heard about dual language books and I really want to get my hands on one with English and German. The only problem is: I can't seem to find any - at least not any but children's books. I would like to read some YA 'classics' such as The Hunger Games.
Does anybody know where to find them or how to search for them?

And I hope you are all enjoying your summer

I realise this might not fit 100 percent with the groups usual international reads, but since I didn't know where else to ask, I might as well try here. Sorry if it is a trouble to anyone.

message 2: by Richard (new)

Richard | 1 comments I don't know if this will help:

message 3: by Julia (last edited Jul 29, 2014 02:31AM) (new)

Julia (quatschmitsauce) I didn't even know that was a thing for other books than classics. I googled a bit and I'm still pretty sure dual language editons exist only for classics.
Buy the German books and get the English ones from the library (because I'm guessing Danish libraries don't carry that many German books)?
Also kudos for sticking with German for four years. I AM German and I still don't know why anyone would to this to themselves voluntarily ;)

message 4: by Emilie (new)

Emilie Dragondust (emilie_dragondust) | 1 comments Hi Kat!
There is a German publisher called 'Anaconda' which publishes English and American classics in bilingual editions, English and German.

You can find the books on bookdepository:

Unfortunately, I don't know about other bilingual books, but I hope I could help. :)
Of course there would be the option to buy The Hunger Games(and other books)in German and read it along with the original books, if you like. But I think I would buy used copies. Have a great summer!:)
Hunger Games in German:

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