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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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Das Duden Bedeutungswörterbuch: Wie unterscheidet es sich von einem „normalen" Wörterbuch?

Ich habe vor kurzem das „Duden Bedeutungswörterbuch" gesehen. Ich habe es nur online gesehen, dementsprechend kenne ich seinen Inhalt nicht, und verstehe nicht, inwiefern es sich von einem „...
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How to read dictionary definitions in Collins Gem German/English dictionary [closed]

I'm at beginner German and I'm learning to use a translation dictionary properly. I'm currently using the Collins Gem German Dictionary, small size, and it has the format: Headword (Genitive, Plural) ...
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Use of the word Hilflosigkeit as "Schwerbehinderung"?

I was searching the subject of free transportation card in Germany i.e. if such a card is given at all in Germany and if so, it is given to whom: those who are severely disabled, those who are older ...
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Is there a dictionary of meaning translations?

The English-German/German-English dictionaries and references which I have seen all mix similar meanings together and provide few clues regarding the differences in meanings. If I wish to translate ...
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Welche Bedeutungen eines Wortes verwendbar sind — Resourcen

Ich lerne Deutsch seit knapp 4 Jahren. Vor einigen Monaten habe ich angefangen, deutsche Wörter nicht nur in ihrer Hauptbedeutung, sondern auch in denen aufzuschreiben, die weniger verwendbar sind. ...
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PONS online - Warum ändert sich die IPA Lautschrift zwischen Sprachen?

Ich hätte eine Frage für all jene die mit der online Version des PONS Wörterbuches vertraut sind: Warum ändert sich die IPA Transkription je nach dem welche Übersetzungssprache ich auswähle? Im Rahmen ...
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How does the usage of Gesetz vs. Gesetzgebung differ?

Both of them apparently mean "Law" according to leo dictionary. Could it be explained, then, how their usages differ? Langenscheidt dictionary gives me an impression that Gesetzgebung maybe ...
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List of German words with hyphenation - source of existing file

For a little software project of mine I'm looking for a list (file) of German words with hyphenation marks. I know, that such a list must exist, as I used one in another project back in 2009. I still ...
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Verwendung von Ausdrücken mit "ergreifen"

Das Wort ergreifen wird unter anderem in Ausdrücken wie "Initiative ergreifen", "einen Beruf ergreifen" usw. verwendet. Benutzt man immer noch solche Ausdrücke? Duden und DWDS ...
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Subjunktion "so da" veraltet, aber noch verwendbar?

Kann man die Subjunktion "so da" heutzutage noch verwenden? Also im Sinne von: Ich werde dies machen, so da die Bedingungen erfüllt sind. So ähnliche wie der Eidesformelzusatz: "... , ...
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Looking for a list of German word roots

I'm trying to automate word splitting for German, and given that there are some articles on wiktionary for prefixes and suffixes (English versions seems to contain more than German ones for some ...
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Gibt es eine Liste aller deutschen Wörter mit den dazugehörigen Silbenteilung und Lautschriften?

So etwas in der Art von: Hund : Húnd O-li-ven-baum : oˈliːvn̩ba͜um Die Liste sollte bestenfalls gut von einem Computerprogramm verarbeitbar sein und nicht so etwas wie ein Datendump vom deutschen ...
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How to tell the accusative and dative singular declensions of a masculine noun given the genitive singular declension?

So, I'm trying to create a flashcard list of nouns, and for each entry I want to have all the possible information about that noun. Since this is what most dictionaries do, I figured I would add: The ...
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Dictionary indicates 'zu jds. Gunsten' and gives the example 'zu meinen/Ihren Gunsten'; generally can 'jds' be substituted by meinen/deinen/seinen/…?

I was trying to figure out why "Der Krieg verläuft zu unseren Gunsten" had 'unser' declined in that way, but the form dict.cc gave me was 'zu jds. Gunsten' (https://www.dict.cc/?s=gunsten) ...
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Is there an app for the dictionary DWDS?

I really like the DWDS dictionary at https://www.dwds.de/ Is there an app so I can consult the dictionary offline?
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which dictionaries clearly show the prepositions that go with verbs, adjectives and nouns?

German learners are always advised to learn the prepositions that go with the verb, adjective and noun that they are learning. For example, we are warned that in german it is not "waitig 'for' ...
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Where should I look for the plural of a word? [closed]

I was looking for the plural of Heft (and still). My small Collins English/German/English doesn't have it. Where should I look for the plural of a German word?
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What do these abbreviations in the Oxford German Dictionary mean?

In the online Oxford German Dictionary, there are properties enumerated beneath it. For example 'hatte' has: 1.u. 3. Pers.Sg.Prät. v What do those abbreviations and symbols mean?
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Looking for German A1/A2 vocabulary PDF with articles

I have looked at some vocabularies on the internet. Most of them are without articles (der, die, das) which is so important. I have found one paper with articles but it is in alphabetic order, I need ...
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Online-Wörterbuch / Lernmaterialien ab C1-Level

Gibt es ein Online-Deutsch-Wörterbuch, in dem steht, ob die Wörter geeignet für ein formelles Schreiben sind? Ich möchte die C1-Prüfung machen und es ist dringend notwendig, dass ich meine ...
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Help with "Deutsch als Fremdspache" dictionary needed

I am using the Langenscheidt "Deutsch als Fremdsprache" dictionary and cannot figure out what the [-f] and [-v-] mean in the following entry: Genitiv [-f] der; -s, -e [-v-];Ling I can't ...
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Anyone have a link for this Duden book?

Today, I am going to what will hopefully be the first of many tandem speaking sessions. (I am a native English speaker, and my partner is German.) I am hoping that I can find online a book that I ...
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Was bedeutet "verblasst" innerhalb von Bedeutungsangaben im Wörterbuch?

Zur Seite bestimmten Bedeutungen im Duden, bin ich dem Wort "verblasst" begegnet in Bezug auf den Gebrauch des Wortes, z.B. in vornehmen (4). Nach dem ich die Bedeutung[en] des Verbs "verblassen" ...
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Wörter mit drei Artikeln [duplicate]

Sowohl laut Duden als auch laut Wiktionary kann das Wort „Unbill“ sowohl den Artikel „der“ als auch die Artikel „die“ oder „das“ tragen. Welche Wörter gibt es noch, bei denen das der Fall ist und ...
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Wörter mit vielen Anagrammen

Ich bin auf der Suche nach Wörtern mit möglichst vielen Anagrammen. Im Optimalfall sollten die Wörter nicht mehr als zwölf Buchstaben haben und die Anagramme sollen Wörter mit der gleichen Anzahl ...
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How is the interjection "Nanu" used? [closed]

In what way is "Nanu" used actually? I'm just confused about it and I would appreciate it if you could help Thank you in advance
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Duden zeigt nicht immer Beispiele zum nachgeschlagenen Wort [duplicate]

Ich möchte Beispiele von einem Substantiv in Sätzen sehen, aber Duden zeigt nicht welche zum nachgeschlagenen Wort. Duden ist der bekannteste Wortschatz Deutschlands. Gibt es eine Webseite, auf der ...
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Genders in the "Babylon" dictionary

I use this German-English dictionary from Babylon. It puts die in front of the German word Jahrtausend from which I infer the word is feminine, but it is neuter in other dictionaries. Is there any ...
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Downloading German pronunciation

Is there a website that has audio for words and will allow me to download the audio so I can use it with my Anki deck so I can learn better?
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Ordering German special characters and those from other languages when sorting

I want to sort strings (text) in a software project of mine. I'm planning to do this in the lexically best way. My set of possible characters consist of the full alphabet (a–z and A–Z) and of the ...
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Was bedeutet Schellenberg?

Ich habe in diesen Kontext das Wort gefunden: Die relativ offen gestalteten Zaunelemente ermöglichen auch Kindern einen direkten Blick ins Gehege und schaffen, so Schellenberg, "eine gefühlte ...
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Finding resources for Schwäbisch?

I have been investigating Swabian German specifically for a while now for writing purposes, but I haven't been able to find many resources. I've familiarised myself with the rules of Kosenamen (adding ...
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What are the services to get a simple sentence with an specific word?

I am new in German, and I need to learn lots of words. The easiest way is to learn a word in a sentence. I am looking for an online service, which provides a simple sentence for a given word. For ...
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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 now 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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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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