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Questions tagged [book]

The given other tags should clarify, whether the text/word was taken from a book (and therefore the language may be dated or really old) or whether a (e. g. reference) book is asked for.

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What are good free eBooks for levels A2/B1 [on hold]

I found some sources of free ebooks, but not sure which is good for intermediate level (A2/B1). Any recommendations? It doesn't necessarily be free book, but it's better of course. https://www....
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Brief, To the point, no-nonsense German grammar book written in English [duplicate]

EDIT NEWBIE ALERT: PLEASE SUGGEST ONLY ENGLISH WRITTEN BOOKS I think the title said it all, but for the sake of completeness, i rephrase it again. I want a non-repetitive(have you seen those books ...
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Das Wort 'haben' fallen lassen? [duplicate]

Ich lese gerade das Buch 'Die Welt von Gestern' von Stefan Zweig, und ich hab gemerkt, dass es oft so ausschaut, als ob er das Wort 'haben' fallen lässt. Zum Beispiel: Und wir brauchten nicht ...
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Was bedeutet dieser Satz aus «Deutsch für junge Profis»

Hier sind ein paar Sätze aus «Deutsch für junge Profis». Ich verstehe den letzten Satz nicht, bitte erklären Sie ihn. Habe ich meinen Ehrgeiz richtig eingesetzt, um beim Wettlauf um die ...
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Gute Grammatik der deutschen Sprache gesucht, die für englischsprachige Lerner geschrieben ist

Ich suche eine wirklich gute Grammatik des Deutschen in englischer Sprache, denn aus der Außenperspektive und im Sprachvergleich werden oft Probleme sichtbar, die einem nicht bewusst werden, solange ...
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Books like active reading series for German [closed]

I had 5 different level of active reading books for English which increased my reading very well. For increasing my reading talent in German: Is there any book (or series of books) for German like ...
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Written on a book I bought “Fresst meinen Sternenstaub, ihr Langweiler!”

What does "Fresst meinen Sternenstaub, ihr Langweiler!" mean? I tried google translate but nothing showed up.
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Ein deutscher Buchverlag, wie Penguin books?

Also ich bin ein 20-jähriger und wohne seit einem Jahr in Deutschland. Mittlerweile besuche ich ein Gymnasium und habe noch zwei Jahre bis zum Abitur. Ich möchte ein paar Empfehlung bekommen. Welche ...
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Gibt es auch eine deutsche Version von Standard eBooks?

Gibt es eine ähnlich Initiative wie Standard eBooks auch für deutsche Bücher? Standard eBooks ist ein Projekt in dem freizugängliche Texte (z.B. Gutenberg) typographisch überarbeitet werden.
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„benutzen“ versus „benützen“ in Heinrich Bölls Übersetzung von „Der Fänger im Roggen“

Gerade eben lese ich Heinrich Bölls Übersetzung von Jerome David Salingers berühmtem Buch „Der Fänger im Roggen“. In Kapitel 4 ist mir dabei eine sehr seltsame Formulierung aufgefallen. Ganz zu Beginn ...
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Best B1+ Book (Deutsch als Fremdsprache)? [closed]

I just finished A2 and would like to ask for recommendations for the best B1+ DaF book. There are so many on the market (Hueber, Schubert, Klett,...) and I do not know which one to go for. My goal is ...
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Bedeutung und Erklärung von »diejenige welche sein«

In einem Kriminalroman fand ich folgenden Satz: Das Rätsel um Brookies Tod war nicht durch Fotoapparate oder Notizen zu lösen, sondern im Chemielabor. Und ich würde diejenige welche sein. Mir, ...
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Does anybody know how to obtain an ebook of Emil und die Detektives? [closed]

I am teaching myself German and trying to obtain good stories written in German with language that is not too archaic. I read on an ebook (Kobo or Kindle) so that I can use the online dictionary for ...
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What version of the protestant Bible was familiar in Germany around 1880? [closed]

Records in the niedersächsisches Landesarchiv show the mathematician Richard Dedekind was specific about how he wanted a certain aphorism of his reported. He had given it in 1878 and he wanted it ...
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Writing mathematical texts in German

I am looking for something like an "encyclopedia" of practical guidelines on writing mathematical papers/texts in German (lists of common phrases in mathematics in German, common sentence ...
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On the use of “Ad” + section number in a work of German philosophy from the early 1700's

I am trying to get familiar with a work by German philosopher Christian Wolff. The book is called Vernünftige Gedanken von Gott, der Welt und der Seele des Menschen, auch allen Dingen überhaupt. I ...
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Best books for Hören

As you know Hören is a critical skill for improving the other skills (Schreiben, Sprechen and Lesen). I am looking for a set of books that would teach me this skill and give me good exercises? I am ...
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Etymologie des Ortsnamens »Bezanika« aus dem Roman »Jakob der Lügner« [closed]

Ich hab vor einigen Wochen »Jakob der Lügner« gelesen (und war, von einem Schulbuch, positiv überrascht) und mir stellte sich eine Frage, die mir meine Lehrerin nicht beantworten konnte. Weiß jemand, ...
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Textbook about German in Bengali?

Does someone know a textbook for learning German which is written in Bengali (Bangla)?
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Basic German books of novel to learn the language for beginners (1000 words or A1/A2 level)

I'm looking for some easy books to read like the following one which is in English, but I need some in German: link But the search is not very easy since I find a lot of "false positive" like the ...
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Any German books with included vocabulary?

I am trying to learn German, but I find memorizing vocabulary lists very boring, and would prefer to read a book and just look up the words I don't get. The problem is, I find it really frustrating to ...
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Bilingual (German/English) Novel Resources

I want to ask where I can find/buy in pdf format bilingual beginner-intermediate level german novels similar to penguin parallel text novels. I searched but could not find a good resource.
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Are old textbooks still useful for learning German?

I know someone who is teaching himself German from the original copy of Assimil printed in 1957. He thought to himself, "wouldn't it be hilarious if I spent years learning out-dated German?". Is ...
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Classic German Literature

I´m looking for a book on German Literature, describing its history the differents phases and currents, something rather exhaustive and "umfangreich". Is there a classic textbook ? (like for example ...
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What is the English title of Anselm Grün's “Die Freude wird Vollkommen sein”?

Anselm Grün is a prolific author. My understanding of the meaning of the book titled Die Freude wird Vollkommen sein is The Joy Will Be Complete. This book was translated into Spanish under the title ...
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Can someone point me to an easy resource that teaches the German language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free online resources for beginner course Can someone point me to an easy resource that teaches the German language? Keep in mind that I'm totally ignorant in German. I'm not ...
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Comic books in German for beginners

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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Audio Aussprachewörterbuch für “offline usage” für das iPad?

Ich brauche akustische Ausspracheangaben (audio pronunciations) fürs iPad; auch für "offline usage". Chats zum Thema hier und hier. Wo finde ich solche? P.s. Ich versuche auch ein Englisch-Deutsch-...
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Free classic psychological e-books for language learning

I want to master German via reading e-books. I was thinking about the classic works of psychology. At best I'd like to read the works of Sigmund Freud and Erich Fromm in original. I was searching the ...
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Is there any source to find German books categorised in terms of reading ease?

There are numerous readability measures like Flesch Readability test, Wiener Sachtextformel, etc. But is there someplace I could actually find common books listed with their respective reading ease ...
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Recommended reading strategies for intermediate speakers to build up their German

I learnt English mostly by reading all sorts of books once I'd a very rudimentary grasp of the basics. This was not intentional, but reading a lot is what in retrospect was the most helpful for me to ...
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Is there a style guide for German similar to The Elements of Style for English?

Is there a German style guide similar to "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White or "Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace" which are well known for English?
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Useful books/materials for private lessons in German

As a small hobby or even sidejob, I am planning to give private lessons in German for people with 1) no or low knowledge in German, 2) medium or good abilities. Can you recommend any books or other ...
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An idiomatic German translation of the Bible

Is there a translation of at least the New Testament into German which uses modern vocabulary and idioms, similarly to the way The Message does in English?
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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 one ...
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German language self-study materials/media

I am looking out for self-study German books targeted for beginners. Please help me to compile a good list of titles worth buying.
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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 ...