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Reference work on prefixes, suffixes, etc

It's not unusual for me not to be able to find some German word in any dictionary (or dictionary-like resource) I try. Since such words are often of the form PREFIX+STEM, I figure I'm not finding ...
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Searching German Website with user feedback on regional usage of words and phrases

After seeing the question on the regional usage of a certain grammatical construction: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein Form gebräuchlich? I remembered that there is a German website that ...
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How to colloquially refer to things written on the blackboard?

English text below. Manche wunderbare Vortragende, die auf Englisch wärend der Vorlesung bzw. während des Vortrags über Mathematik u.ä. an der Tafel schreiben, sagen oft „this guy“ anstelle des ...
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How do I know which declension pattern a noun belongs to in the Langenscheidt pocket dictionary?

I have this somewhat-useful little yellow book sitting in my backpack, and I've noticed that it has a table in the back that gives 16 groups of noun declension patterns. For whatever reason, these ...
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Referencing another section/heading in the same document

This German taz article includes a same-document reference to another section: Die Technik […] Das liegt an dem aus zwei Schichten bestehenden Display (siehe Öko-Faktor). Das ...
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Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*

I can describe the kind of reference work I'm looking for, although I can't give a precise name for it. It is similar to (though less comprehensive than) a thesaurus, but in addition to providing ...
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Ist das Märchen aus uralten Zeiten oder einfach aus alten Zeiten?

Ich bin dabei Heines Lorelei auswendig zu lernen und es ist mir aufgefallen, dass es anscheinend kleine Variationen des Textes gibt. Am üblichsten scheint folgende Fassung zu sein: Ein ...
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How to look up whether a verb uses dative or accusative

Generally, my understanding of the use of dative and accusative is a bit opaque. I am getting better at deciphering which prepositions call for which case. I have also seen that motion is another ...
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Books like “English Grammar in use” for the German language

"English Grammar in Use" - Cambridge University Press is amazing. Is there any similar books for the German language? [Update]: "English Grammar in Use" is amazing because each unit spans ...
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How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?

I'm looking for the German-language equivalent of the Petit Larousse Illustré, and, embarrassingly enough, I can't figure out what keywords to search for it with. Or rather, everything I've ...
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Magazines and documentaries for speaking German with subtitles

Could you please name some documentaries, radio stations or magazines with easy German vocabulary and clear pronunciation?
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Reference request: irregular adjectives

Where can I find a decent list of irregular adjectives, i.e. gut - besser - am besten?
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Words Frequency List

I've searched the forum and found this question, but the list there is not very good for general purposes, I think. It's based on newspapers as far as I could tell and is thus irrevocably slanted ...
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Reference for accusative and dative forms

What is a good reference to look at the accusative and dative forms of nouns? I was looking at the word Wille in the dictionary, and while in this case I can deduce from the examples that the ...