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Has anyone managed to find a list of this kind in a tabular form, possibly with articles? Something like this would be ideal:

das Kind     |  die Kinder |
der Hund     |  die Hunde  |
das Zimmer   |  die Zimmer |

A plain list, just like the one above, would be ideal since I would like to print it. Just an article, noun and plural form. Although there are many lists on the internet, they are mostly up to a 100 words, with word explanations examples, with missing articles etc. Any help will be really appreciated. Thanks.

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closely related (though not including the top 1000):… – Takkat Jul 23 '13 at 11:19
Heutiges Deutsch oder über eine längere Epoche? Nur schriftliches oder auch mündliches Deutsch? Wie sollte das ermittelt werden - sollte jeder Text gleich stark gewichtet sein oder häufig gelesenes proportional stärker als selten gelesenes? Soll man hilfsweise verkaufte Exemplare der Schriften wählen? – user unknown Jul 23 '13 at 14:44
-1 for this Aschenputtel task. Please, consider other language learning techniques. – falkb Jul 24 '13 at 20:21
+1 because one style of learning that doesn't work for you or seems ridiculous to you may be extremely useful for someone else. – Dustin Jul 25 '13 at 2:33

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Here's a link to an online dictionary that shows what you want, but in a little more complicated form. For example, type in "table" and it returns:

der Tisch Pl: die Tische

And here is a list someone named "Greg" put together, for his own use, of 1000 nouns.'s-german-nouns-part-1.html

His format is: das Abitur, -e school exam

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I'm sharing a list of 1000+ German nouns (with English translations and explanatory notes to such translations) that I wrote out from SPIEGEL and other German newspapers. These nouns are some of the more useful ones that I came across in spring of 2014, as I began to read the German press and put together what has now become a Mega Word List with over 19000 words. Here's the link where the list can be downloaded:

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Much better now - still you need to know that in case your page goes down later we will have to remove your post again. Ideally we are looking for answers that can all be found on our site but this is probably the best you can get for these kind of questions. – Takkat Jul 14 at 9:43
I also wrote my own "Mega" list! I even named it same! – Barth Zalewski Jul 16 at 12:00
So I've just downloaded the list and I must say - it is perfect for me to learn English! Thank you for that! – Barth Zalewski Jul 16 at 12:03

I would recommend that you check out this ProVoc site. You can download entire lists of vocabulary that end-users have compiled. They are free for use, but you need to have OS X (running Provoc or iVocabulary) or iOS (iVocabulary).

These files can be exported to CSV lists and then imported in Excel, for example

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Please note that the PorVoc project has been discontinued. – Takkat May 23 '14 at 6:45

I use the German Plurals lookup tool.

You can look up individual words, or paste in a word list of up to 20 words.

You get a table of plurals that you can print.

Not every single word is in their database but most everyday words that I've looked up seem to be in there.

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This isn't exactly a table, but it is a legitimate means of getting the same information. – Tom Au Nov 4 '14 at 21:18

I’ve copied Gregg’s list and made it a bit clearer wich nouns are male, female of neutral, by adding color. I might later on add some additional (difficult) words whenever I feel like it. For now it’s 1000 words.

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