I did write it as a comment before: I don't think that a translated list makes much sense since most of the German words (if not all) can be translated to much more then just one English word (and vice versa).
See, what I mean:
These are the top 10 from the original list of the most frequent words in written German (spoken words are not counted):
and this is the translated top-10-list:
- the, which, who, that, he
- the, which, who, that, her, she
- and, plus
- in, into, to, at, inside, thru, trendy
- the, which, that one
- of, from, by, out of, about
- to, for, at, in, with, into, as, toward, towards
- the, that, this, it, who
- with, by, at, in, including, starring
- yourself, itself, themselves, oneself, himself, herself, self, to himself, yourselves, to itself, to herself, to yourself, to oneself, to yourselves
So, how does this list help you?
At position 10 you find 14 different valid translations of "sich", where 6 of them consist of two words each. And among the top 10 you find the word "the" at 4 positions. Within the top 5000 you will find "turn" at 35 different positions.