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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 are good online dictionaries for translation between German and English?

What are good online dictionaries for translation between German and English?
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German slang websites similar to urbandictionary.com

I use this site quit a a lot, especially for English scene forums or chats. Anyone knows a similar site/online database for German slang words? Or translation service which shows at least well-known ...
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Is there an online German dialect dictionary?

I've recently stumbled upon some words that my dictionary can't translate: nitt (nicht) passt scho (passt schon) zwoa (zwei) Is there an online resource for finding out what such words mean, and ...
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Dictionary abbreviation meanings: "jdm", "jdn", "etw",

While I'm studying German vocabulary from a dictionary, I constantly see that the definitions of verbs have abbreviations next to them, such as "jdm: jemandem" and "jdn: jemanden" and "etw: etwas". I ...
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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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Liste aller Wörter, die in den jeweiligen Duden-Ausgaben neu aufgenommen wurden

Ich bin auf der Suche nach einer Liste aller Wörter, die in den jeweiligen Ausgaben des Duden-Wörterbuchs neu aufgenommen wurden. Mich interessieren die Wörter der letzten 40 bis 50 Jahre. Sie sollten ...
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Gibt es Dialekt-Wörterbücher?

Gibt es Dialekt-Wörterbücher, also Wörterbücher für z. B. Deutsch–Bayrisch oder Bayrisch–Hessisch? Wenn ja, welche könnt ihr empfehlen?
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German dictionary with detailed declensions, audio pronunciations, and IPA

I'm looking for a German dictionary that'll give me the following things for, of course, as many words as possible: Audio files of pronunciation. IPA. All declensions. The definition of the word in ...
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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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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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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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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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Wörterbücher für Fachsprache / Dictionaries for terminology in specific domains

LEO und Co sind zwar für den allgemeinen Wortschatz ganz gut zu gebrauchen. Wenn es aber an die Übersetzung von technischen Dokumentationen geht, helfen sie einem nicht wirklich weiter. Man könnte die ...
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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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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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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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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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Which languages are "nnl.", "altn." and "schw."?

What do the abbreviations "nnl.", "altn." and "schw." mean in the context of etymology? Other abbreviations in the same paragraph were "mhd." (mittelhochdeutsch) and "ags." (angelsächsisch). My guess ...
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Context-based Vocabulary Builder

I am a foreign student living in Germany, who already has basic knowledge of German grammar. The biggest problem I have now is lack of vocabulary when speaking on a particular topic. If there was a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a German-English dictionary in PDF (or that works offline)?

Does any of these famous (dict, leo, dix, Wiktionary, etc.) online dictionaries have a free pdf dictionary? (I guess the answer is no, because less people would then visit the page again, but who ...
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Wörterbücher der Uni Trier – umgezogen oder eingestellt?

Unter der Adresse der Uni Trier gab es noch bis vor kurzem, und über viele Jahre, mehrere Wörterbücher – teils zu dieser Region, namentlich ein Rheinisches Wörterbuch und ein Pfälzerwörterbuch, ...
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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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Englisch-Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch für “offline usage” für das iPad oder iPhone?

Ich mag das CanooNet Wörterbuch und die Aussprachewörterbücher aber ich brauche auch ein Englisch-Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch für mein iPad/iPhone. Ich benutze jetzt zwar Leo aber es geht nicht ohne ...
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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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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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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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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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Suffix-based lookup tool?

Standard printed dictionaries, and some electronic ones also, allow one to search for words by their prefixes. This becomes useful when one is looking for a word whose ending one is not completely ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a comprehensive searchable or online dictionary with regex support?

I mean something equivalent of "Merriam-Webster" in English that is available as a Windows application with full search compatibility or regular expressions ! Maybe you can offer some of them to me?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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