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Gibt es andere Sätze wie “Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher”?

Man muss die Grammatik richtig verstanden haben, um diesen Satz zu verstehen: (zwei Varianten) Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher. Wenn hinter Fliegen ...
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Which words or phrases should non-native speakers avoid to prevent unintentional offense?

When I studied German in the early 90s, we were taught that an unmarried woman is a Fräulein, but I recently learned that Fräulein is offensive. We aren't all ugly Americans, and I don't want to fall ...
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7answers
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German learning apps for Google Android

I'm on the lookout for any decent self-study applications for my Google Android smartphone to help me brush up on my German on my daily commute. Can anyone recommend any for me?
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Classic childrens books that are unknown outside of DE/AT/CH?

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on German ...
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2answers
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Language-themed podcasts

A while ago, I have received recommendations here for non-news podcast in colloquial German. I am also looking for language-themed podcasts, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, and style for the German-...
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4answers
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Comic books in German for beginners

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List of German auto-antonyms

I’m using auto-antonym to designate words that have two opposite (or nearly opposite) meanings. The best example I know of an auto-antonym in German is the verb anhalten, which can mean both to stop ...
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Simple but interesting German literature

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on German ...
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In welchen älteren literarischen Werken kommen derbe Ausdrücke vor, die heute auch noch verwendet werden?

Goethe schreibt zum Beispiel in Faust, jemand werde einem anderen mit der Faust in die Fresse fahren, und sein Götz von Berlichingen erwidert anstatt sich zu ergeben, man solle ihn im Arsche lecken. ...
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Welche Dialektwörter werden im Standarddeutschen am meisten vermisst?

Als ich zum Studium aus Österreich nach Berlin gegangen bin, habe ich einige Worte aus meinem Sprachschatz ersetzen müssen, da sie im Hochdeutschen nicht verstanden wurden. Einige der Worte habe ich ...
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4answers
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Podcasts in colloquial German

I’ve been trying for some time to find podcasts in colloquial language. That is, I’m not looking for podcasts with news and interviews or for language-learning podcasts. Specifically, I’m looking for ...
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Was sind gute Zungenbrecher im Deutschen? / What are good German tongue-twisters? [closed]

Welche Zungenbrecher im Deutschen sind besonders interessant oder eine gute Übung?
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German words with interesting etymology [closed]

Which German words have a very interesting etymological history? Translation: Welche deutschen Wörter haben eine besonders interessante etymologische Geschichte?