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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 18600+ German words (as of June 29, 2015) 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; proper clauses (Akkusativ, Dativ, Genitiv, or Nominativ) to be used with verbs, if such clauses were available in the source dictionaries; 15% of the words have example sentences). About 75% of the words in the list come from SPIEGEL, 10% from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, another 10% from the German version of Euronews, and the remaining 5% from other sources. The list has been compiled over the past 16 months. Looks way better than anything I have seen on the Internet so far (see below a screenshot of the latest words added to the list)enter image description here.

If interested, write to me at this e-mail: kiaoranaATbigmir.net

P.S.: Further comment that might be of interest: The largest dictionary of the German language (“Große Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache”) includes 200.000 words. Of these, 70.000 words belong to the so-called standard vocabulary, with the rest being technical terms, slang and regional dialects. My self-compiled dictionary, on the other hand, includes only about 26% of the standard vocabulary (that is, of 70.000). Considering that I haven’t come across any other words during the past 16 months (that is, in addition to the ones that are now included into my word list), it would not be much of an exaggeration to say that these 26% of the words represent some of the most frequently used German words (and phrases). That’s the key value of my list—it contains some of the most useful German words.

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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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