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A reference work with a list of words from one or more specific languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning

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Can't make sense of the way dict.cc data is compiled

I looked up the word "Alt" in dict.cc and this is what i see under ADJ: alt | älter | am ältesten alter | alte | altes ältester | älteste | ältestes What are these? Are they all superlative ...
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Linux English German Dictionary

Is there any offline dictionary with the following qualities out there? Required Features: pronunciation of the words multiple examples of the word usage with pronunciation as well thesaurus word ...
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Etymological Dictionary: German to English

Is there a German to English dictionary where word origins of German words are also given? I am looking for a modern etymological dictionary. Thanks
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How many masculine, feminine, neuter and plural nouns are there in German language? [duplicate]

In german class, a discussion came up, and in it somebody asked how many der, die, das, and die (plural) words are there? I have looked into other websites but have not found anything.
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Monolingual German learner's dictionaries with small defining vocabulary

Most modern English learner's dictionaries use controlled defining vocabulary for defining lemmas. Which German learner's dictionaries incorporate controlled defining vocabulary?
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German to English word division

I'm looking for a German to English dictionary which for example, when I search for the word "Wörterbuch", it shows: Wort: Word Buch: Book Is there anything like this?
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Understanding German language dictionares

I use a variety of online german dictionaries and I am curious about an aspect of the format. With entries that are verbs, the word in question typically has three conjugated examples next to it. It ...
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What does Erkenntnisgewissen mean?

In Weyl's Raum. Zeit. Materie.(see here for example) In the introduction one can read (italic and bold is not original) [...] auf die philosophische werde ich nur ganz nebenher eingehen, aus dem ...
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any “wordfamily dictionary” OR “root words dictionary” for German language?

actually I like to understand meaning of words by their root and etymology, I am looking to find something like this for German, up to nw I found following books and cons and pros for them , would you ...
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Das seltenste Wort der deutschen Sprache

Im Rahmen einer Diskussion zu einem anderen Thema hier in diesem Marktplatz sprachlichen Nutz- und Trivialwissens stößt man auf folgenden Teil einer Antwort: People coin terms for things they ...
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What does it means in the dictionary? [duplicate]

I keep using this dictionary but I don't know what does it means. The first one I know is the gender and the last one is the plural form but how about the middle one. https://de.thefreedictionary.com/...
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what does “räuml. übertr.” mean in dictionaries?

Recently I am checking prepositions in dictionaries, when talking about spatial meaning for the preposition, there are 2 entries: "1- räumlich" AND "2- räumlich übertr. OR übertragen" , what does the ...
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Is there any online German dictionary similar to Cambridge Dictionary or Macmillan Dictionary?

When I began learning English, I preferred using Cambridge Dictionary or Macmillan Dictionary to learn vocabulary. This is because they not only explain the meaning of a word in a simple phrase but ...
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Was bedeutet die erste Flexion im Wörterbuch?

Mein Wörterbuch hat zwei Flexionen nach jedem Wort: Wort das, -(e)s, Wörter/-e Die zweite ist für den Plural, aber die erste?
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German -german on line dictionary [closed]

For those who know the french-french on line dictionary http://atilf.atilf.fr is there an equivalent german-german dictionary?
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I am looking for a dictionary which would explain word “dauem” [closed]

I've met an exercise: Wie lange - die Führung im Museum - dauem I have to build a question of these parts. I know the sense of dauem. Wie lange dauert die Führung im Museum? It means to last, but ...
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Why are “tomorrow” and “morning” the same in German?

I have encountered the following interesting (at least to me) fact, that in German the words tomorrow and morning have the same spelling: Morgen. I have three questions here: Do these words have the ...
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What does the following dictionary note mean: [ ' - - - ]?

As I was looking up the word durchdringen in dict.cc, I noticed the following notes: [ ' - - - ], [ ' - - ], [- ' - - ], [ - ' - ]. What do they mean? Here's how the dictionary entry for durchdringen ...
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Why does the German dictionary show only 2nd and 3rd person conjugation?

In the German dictionary I refer to often, there is the conjugation of verbs only for (du) and (er) as below (for word Können). I know the conjugation for ich is kann. Is it because I can deduce the ...
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What does geh. (geheftet/gehoben) in dictionary definition mean for a word?

I was looking at the definition of the word Ehegatte in the Oxford German dictionary, and it says (geh.) husband I looked for the definition of geh. for a while and it seems to be "geheftet/...
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Was heißt »nicht steig.« in einem Wörterbuch?

Ich schlage die Wörter, die ich nicht weiß, in einem Online-Wörterbuch nach. Bei der Bedeutung mancher Wörter steht nicht steig., aber es sagt mir nichts. Die Website selbst hat keine Erklärung dafür ...
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What does »L« mean in this sentence?

As I was looking up the verb aufkreuzen in DWDS, I came across the following example of the verb's usage: der Dieb kreuzte in L auf und wurde festgenommen What does L mean? If X had been used in ...
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Is there a German Dictionary with audio support? [duplicate]

I have recently started learning German and I find it really hard to remember how certain words are pronounced and what are their articles (German articles are crazy :D). Is there any application or ...
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Which dictionaries contain sample sentences with a word we searched? [duplicate]

I am using dict.cc und PONS for searching word meaning. But it doesn't have sample sentence mentioned in it. Which dictionary is good for getting sentences as well.
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Why does »Duden« give English translations for some words rather than explain their meaning in German? [closed]

In the Duden, there is no article in German dedicated to the noun die Unwilligkeit. Instead, only the English translation of the noun is provided. What's so special about die Unwilligkeit that the ...
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Is the Plural of “Übelkeit” “Tabellen”? [closed]

Am I totally missunderstanding the abrreviations of “Pl. s.”? Or do they actually mean on the leo.org page “Übelkeit Plural siehe Tabelle”? If I understand the abbreviation correctly, what exactly ...
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What is the best DE-PL offline Android dictionary [closed]

I'm already using pons dictionary, but it is slow and needs internet connection. Thats why I'm asking you, what is the best DE-PL offline Android dictionary ?
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German RegEx-dictionary

I'm looking for something like this: http://www.visca.com/regexdict/, but for the German language. does anyone know of a website, or application, that provides this functionality? I've tried ...
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Dictionary of German place-names

The Dictionary of British Place Names explains the origins of the names of towns in the British Isles. Is there a comparable dictionary for place-names in Germany (or in the entire German-speaking ...
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Is there a type of German dictionary where words with the same “root” are listed together?

Is there a German dictionary that lists words with the same root together, e.g., where abstimmen, mitbestimmen, zustimmen etc. are listed under stimmen?
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Why do some German dictionaries list the genitive case ending?

I recently read that some German dictionaries list the genitive case ending for an entry but no explanation was given as to why some publishers choose to do this. Anyone happen to know?
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Dictionary entries: etw. zusammentragen vs zusammentragen

In dict.cc, etw. zusammentragen is translated as to collect sth, whereas zusammentragen is translated as to collate. Why isn't the entry given as follows: etw. zusammentragen = collate sth. ...
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Dictionary for colloquial forms like ick

I see strange spelling and words in movie subtitles and books quite often. There are spellings like "ick" instead of "ich" and phrases like "Wat ist n det für n Blödsinn?". I need some online ...
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Wo kann man Wörterbücher finden, in denen moderne Wörter stehen?

Gibt es neue deutsche Wörterbücher, die man benutzen könnte, wo moderne Wörter stehen, wie zum Beispiel : Bitcoin, Selfie, Emojicon usw. ? Ich habe in ganz Internet gesurft und keine gefunden. Habt ...
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Wörterbücher zu norddeutschen Dialekten

Diese Woche las ich in dem gut gemachten, und auch lustigen Buch von Jürgen Meyer Wat is - Is wat? Das Ruhrstadt-Wörterbuch. Kann jemand ähnliche Bücher für norddeutsche Dialekte empfehlen?
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Wörterbuch für schweizerisches Standarddeutsch

Der Duden gilt als Standardwerk für deutsches Deutsch, und dieses Buch versucht auch das Vokabular der beiden anderen Standardvarietäten der deutschen Sprache abzudecken, was ihm aber nicht ...
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Is there a German equivalent to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)? [duplicate]

I have been searching for something like the German equivalent to the OED, which provides amazing etymological speculation and historical information on most English words. Bonus for a web version ...
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I want to buy a monolingual German dictionary, NOT a German-English one. Any Recommendations?

I watch videos from DW's website. I really like the manuscripts that DW includes with the videos. The manuscripts include words that a viewer might not know, and the words are defined in German and ...
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Can't find the word erfolgen in the dictionary [closed]

I can't find many verbs in the German-English dictionary. The word used was erfolgte and I've been looking for erfolgen in the dictionary, but it is not there. I doubt that it's the dictionary, but ...
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Is there a dictionary where the frequency of a word appears?

Not so recently somebody posted a link to a dictionary that displays the frequency of a word. Well, I just forgot its name. Of course there exists Duden, which however classifies words only in six ...
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General German-English dictionary with Austrian/Swiss words

What general German-English dictionary does the best job of covering Austrian and Swiss terms? Edit. I was talking about words and expressions that appear in texts or oral passages in the Austrian ...
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Dictionaries with example sentences for each entry

I am looking for offline or online English-to-German dictionaries that provide example sentences for each entry. This would help me learn the usage of each word. For example: I searched for the word ...
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Getting the infinitive from a conjugated verb

Is there a way in an online dictionary such as dict.cc to find the infinitive of a conjugated verb? For instance, searching for 'trifft' or 'traf', how could I tell it was from 'treffen'? Or how to ...
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Why do some dictionaries have Rad fahren and others radfahren? Is Rad a separable prefix?

In Collin's dictionary, when I search for Rad fahren, it comes up with: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/german-english/radfahren However, radfahren is not on http://de.wiktionary.org . ...
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Wortgruppen finden

Ich suche immer wieder Wörter einer bestimmten Gruppe, z.B. Bewegungsverben (laufen, springen, schreiten usw.) oder Gebäudeteile (Tür, Keller, Trakt usw.). Gibt es – möglichst umfassende – ...
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Looking for comprehensive English-German dictionar(y/ies) in a database format

I'm currently researching per-word language translation (as opposed to the per-sentence/in-context translation provided by eg Google Translate), and as a part of this I'm looking for a comprehensive ...
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What does “inf” mean in German dictionaries?

The dictionary listing for versieben has: versieben ver•sie•ben ( versiebt ptp) vt inf (=vergessen) to forget (=verlieren) to lose (=verpfuschen) to make ...
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Recommended German-English Dictionaries

I would like to have German dictionaries that include plural forms, genitive forms, articles and verb conjugations as well. So far I have not found a single dictionary containing all these functions, ...
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Any German dict like Webster?

I'm a beginner of German and I wonder whether there is any dictionary as important as the Webster in English, which I found is extremely useful when I was preparing my GRE test.
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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 ...