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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): german.stackexchange.com/questions/5640/… –  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.


His format is: das Abitur, -e school exam

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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 have a list of 15680+ German words with English translations in Excel file (nouns with plurals; verbs in 3 forms; explanatory notes / synonyms to the words for which such explanatory notes / synonyms were available in the original dictionary; 10% of the words have example sentences from Der Spiegel). Written out mostly from Der Spiegel over the past 13 months. Looks way better than anything I have seen on the Internet so far.

If interested, write to me at this e-mail: kiaorana[THIS IS INSTEAD OF THE AT SIGN]bigmir.net

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Hey Eugene, thanks a lot for this. +1. This seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. –  Mike Johnson Mar 16 at 10:12

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