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Woher versus Woraus?

When asking where are you from, why is it better to use Woher rather than Woraus? The answer will very often include the verb "aus" in it, as in "Peter kommt aus Auckland".
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How to start learning German? [duplicate]

I want to start learning German. Are there any online resources that you recommend? I hope that you can recommend a book or two to start studying from. So are there any good texts? Are there any ...
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search to Speak german

I'm searching someone or a group with who I can speak german, I understand very good and I write good, the Problem that I didn't have until now the possibility to speak much as it must, fist I get shy ...
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As someone learning German, what should I put on my flash cards for each part of speech?

What should I put on my German flash cards in order to know everything I'll need to know about that word? For example, I know for nouns I need to make sure to learn the gender and plural forms, since ...
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Why are “vier” and the beginning of “vierzehn” not pronounced the same?

Why is "vier" in the beginning of "vierzehn" [ˈfɪrʦeːn] not pronounced the same as the standalone "vier" [fiːɐ]?
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Are “zu-” and “ein-” special prefixes widely used to form new verbs?

Are "zu-" and "ein-" special prefixes widely used to form new verbs in German language? Like the following two examples: schlafen (to sleep) einschlafen (to fall sleep) hören (to hear) ...
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Pronunciation of “lernst”

It's easy to pronounce the letter 'r' in "lernen". But when it comes to pronouncing "lernst", it becomes really hard to keep pronouncing 'r' next to "nst". Listening to some native speaker ...
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How is the letter “t” pronounced in “amtlicher”

When I listen to the pronunciation of "amtlicher" on dict.cc, I hear the letter 't' pronounced more like 'g' or 'k'. At least I do not hear it as a clear 't'. Somebody please explain how 't' is ...
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dropping the usage of 'sein' sometimes?

I can't find any information on this, why is 'sein' sometimes not use at the end of sentence, for example: Es wird fantastisch! The speaker was talking about a meeting later today. Why is the ...
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Learning German helpful for any other language learning? [closed]

I am interested in learning German since I am fascinated about the German automation machines and I want to study in a German university. I want to know whether learning German directly helps in ...
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Plural von “Stadt” - “Städt” oder “Städte”

Ich lerne Deutsch. Das Lehrbuch das ich benutze werwendet den Satz: "Kleinere Städt lohnen einen Besuch". Ist "Städt" der richtige Plural von "Stadt"?
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Can I start to make rudimentary sentences in German after a week worth of exposure to German?

I signed up for a German program in college and they taught me the very essentials like cases, gender, a general introduction to verbs, counting, and some basic but useful words. But I find sometimes ...
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How can I start to use German language in daily life (with the help of a dictionary - for vocabulary)?

I just start learning German along with some friends and I -personally- feel it would be better to use it everyday so that I get the hang of the rules in German. I am willing to keep a pocket ...
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What is a good way to start learning German?

There is already a question that asks for free resource for learning German. However, I would like to know what resources are good for learning German regardless of their cost. The online sources ...
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How useful for a complete beginner is the FSI German courses?

I'm asking specifically for feedback on the German Basic Course. I've heard that the best way to learn is by doing a lot of passive listening. Or by doing spaced repetition exercises. Or by immersion. ...
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Good online resources for improving German over Summer Vacation?

I recently finished an evening class in beginners German (Common European Framework A1/A2), and plan to take an intermediate class in September. I don't want to slip out of practice over the summer. ...